Though much of today’s manufacturing is now done by factories overseas, there are still a number of manufacturing plants in the United States. Many of these factories involve complicated systems of machinery, computers, and workers.
The industrial production manager is the person in charge of day-to-day operations, making sure it all works together as quickly and cheaply as possible, while still turning out a quality product.
The industrial production manager is in charge of planning, budgeting, and monitoring a plant's production schedule.
Many plants now use “lean” production techniques, rather than assembly lines. Here, employees work in teams, each member doing several steps, rather than just one.
Someone who can work on several tasks at once, works well with others, and likes to solve problems and take on constantly changing challenges.
In order to improve quality and efficiency, the industrial production manager may experiment, changing the manufacturing process.