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Production and Operating Supervisors
(SOC Code : 51-1011)
in California

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. Exclude team or work leaders.

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20231st Qtr$38.17$25.56$34.17$46.20

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2018 - 202853,00054,4001,4002.656,290

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Grocery and Convenience Retailer15,0746.7%
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component 1,6664.1%
Plastics and Rubber Products Manuf1,2883.5%
Machine Shops; Turned Product; a3,4922.9%
Printing and Related Support Activities 5,2142.5%
Drycleaning and Laundry Services5,9602.3%
Aerospace Product and Parts Manu6082.3%
Medical Equipment and Supplies M2,5682.3%
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturin4862.3%
Navigational, Measuring, Electro1,5052.1%
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manuf4,3392.1%
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufactur5,4002.0%
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturin8,0912.0%
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manu6682.0%
Architectural and Structural Met1,7741.8%
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, a1,1341.8%
Household and Institutional Furn2,6381.8%
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg 9981.6%
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1471.6%
Primary Metal Manufacturing 6411.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving a2251.5%
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing 4111.5%
Other Food Manufacturing 2,0381.5%
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 4931.3%
Animal Slaughtering and Processi2071.2%
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg 1,0961.1%
Ship and Boat Building1591.1%
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg 1,0081.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Operations Management and Supervision

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators.
Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.
Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
Keep records of employees` attendance and hours worked.
Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

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Top Skills used in this 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.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.
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.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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