Industrial Production Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.5% (slower than the average)


What Industrial Production Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Other Job Titles Industrial Production Managers May Have

Assembly Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Asst. Director of Manufacturing ,

Thistle Farms

I help train our employees on how to make the products and how to use the machines. I also mentor the women who are still in our residential program. Once a month I get a forecast. I sit down with those numbers and break the report into different weeks. Then I'll assign women to different machines and find trainers for women who need to be trained. I also work on payroll and evaluations for employees. On top of all of that, I get to set my own goals to work towards.

Assembly Plant Manager ,


I start my day by walking through the shop floor for the X3 and X4 vehicles to get a feel for how production was on the night shift and how we expect production to go on the day shift. Then I have production meetings for any updates or issues. After that, I do a coaching round where I interact with section leaders to help with problem-solving. Then I have meetings until lunch. I spend the rest of the day planning for future projects. Finally, I do one more plant walk before I leave for the day.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • 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.

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