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Employment as a Production Manager

A Production Manager is expected to have deep know-how in production procedures.  The ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance will set you apart as a leader. Decision-making and problem-solving will take up a great part of your day. You will be ultimately responsible for the smooth running of all production lines and the quality of output.


Production Manager typically have these skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing operations
  • 2+ years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as a group

Other Production Manager duties may include:

  • Manage and evaluate machine resources to ensure productivity and minimal downtime
  • Strive to reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines
  • Ensure all employees follow industry standard health and safety guidelines
  • Set ambitious production goals and communicate them to key personnel
  • Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees
  • Communicate any problems or obstacles to senior management
  • Establish workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity
  • Create schedules for employees to ensure optimum staffing levels

Production Managers in the Twin Cities can make $20-$40 an hour.

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