• First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,340
    $37,750 range bar $95,940
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • First-line Supervisors of Production and Operating workers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. This category excludes team or work leaders.

What do they typically do

  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to make sure that operators meet production or processing standards
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees involved in producing or processing goods

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Openings 2,890

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