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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION MANAGERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Quality Control Systems Managers (ONET code: 11-3051.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.
  • Review and approve quality plans submitted by contractors.
  • Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control.
  • Generate and maintain quality control operating budgets.
  • Evaluate new testing and sampling methodologies or technologies to determine usefulness.
  • Coordinate the selection and implementation of quality control equipment, such as inspection gauges.
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
  • 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..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • 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..
  • 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..
 
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  * Biofuels Production Managers (ONET code: 11-3051.03)
 
  * Biomass Power Plant Managers (ONET code: 11-3051.04)
 
  * Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators (ONET code: 11-3051.05)
 
  * Hydroelectric Production Managers (ONET code: 11-3051.06)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or 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, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $126,727.00 $60.92 $66.63 $40.90 - $77.49
Bridgeport/Stamford $138,292.00 $66.48 $71.09 $44.51 - $81.22
Danbury $121,565.00 $58.44 $60.57 $40.31 - $72.83
Hartford $123,978.00 $59.60 $66.84 $41.08 - $74.55
New Haven $127,836.00 $61.45 $66.84 $39.36 - $78.91
New London/Norwich $156,385.00 $75.19 $72.83 $38.63 - $95.71
Waterbury $115,792.00 $55.67 $59.48 $34.77 - $74.64
Torrington $120,363.00 $57.87 $59.52 $39.42 - $73.02
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 2,850 3,110 0.8% 230
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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