CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Industrial Production Managers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications. Direct and coordinate production, processing, distribution, and marketing activities of industrial organization.
 
Develop budgets and approve expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources, ensuring that materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
 
Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
 
Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
 
Hire, train, evaluate, and discharge staff, and resolve personnel grievances.
 
Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
 
Prepare and maintain production reports and personnel records.
 
Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
 
Develop and implement production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
 
Review plans and confer with research and support staff to develop new products and processes.
 
Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
 
Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
 
Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, and statistical studies.
 
Negotiate materials prices with suppliers.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ABB Optimize software Facilities management software
 
Citect IIM Industrial control software
 
CitectSCADA Reports Industrial control software
 
CitectSCADA software Industrial control software
 
Clockware software Human resources software
 
Computer integrated manufacturing CIM software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Computer integrated manufacturing CIM time manager software Human resources software
 
Computer integrated manufacturing CIM warehouse shipping manager software Inventory management software
 
CorVu software Word processing software
 
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Employee performance management software Human resources software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Exact Software JobBOSS Project management software
 
Financial planning software Financial analysis software
 
IBM Rational ClearQuest Development environment software
 
Industrial production manager and stock control software Industrial control software
 
Intuit QuickBooks Manufacturing & Wholesale software Accounting software
 
Marel production system MPS software Industrial control software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Plant management software Facilities management software
 
Prosys software Industrial control software
 
QUMAS software Document management software
 
SAP inventory software Inventory management software
 
Scadex timecard20 Project management software
 
Statistical process control software Industrial control software
 
Wonderware DT Analyst Plant Productivity Improvement Software Industrial control software
 
WorkSchedule software Calendar and scheduling software
 
interBiz BizWorks Office suite software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Squares Squares
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Tape measures Tape measures
 
Taper gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Area Plant Manager
Area Production Manager
Branch Manager
Brewing Director
Bulk Plant Manager
Car Construction Superintendent
Concrete Mixing Plant Superintendent
Correctional Facility Industries Superintendent
Demand Planner
Dental Laboratory Manager
Director of Manufacturing
Factory Manager
Factory Superintendent
Flowpath Manager
Food Processing Plant Manager
General Manager
General Milling Superintendent
General Production Manager
General Supervisor
Industrial Production Manager
Maintenance Planner
Manager
Manufacturer
Manufacturing Coordinator
Manufacturing Director
Manufacturing Manager
Manufacturing Planner
Materials Coordinator
Materials Planner
Operations Manager
Plant Chief
Plant General Manager
Plant Manager
Plant Operator
Plant Superintendent
Production Control Manager
Production Control Supervisor
Production Coordinator
Production Foreman
Production Manager
Production Superintendent
Production Superviser
Production Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager)
Quality Control Manager
Quality Controller
Sawmill Manager
Sub Plant Manager
Subplant Manager
Superintendent
Supervisor
Supervisor, Production, Managing
Wine Maker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Industrial Production Managers
 
 
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