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* ELMI Occupation Profile - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers *
 
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
(O*NET 51-1011.00, SOC 51-1011)
What they do
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.
 
Also called:
Assembly Supervisor, Department Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, Molding Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor), Shift Supervisor, Supervisor, Team Leader
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2018
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 17.20   $35,780  
25% $ 22.53   $46,860  
Median $ 29.43   $61,210  
75% $ 37.15   $77,260  
90% $ 46.27   $96,230  
 
Average $ 30.60   $63,660  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
10%
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
9%
  • Food manufacturing
9%
  • Machinery manufacturing
6%
  • Chemical manufacturing
5%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Production and Processing
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • 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.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • 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.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Leadership
    Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Initiative
    Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2016 employment 1,852
2026 employment 1,808
Annual percent change
(compounded)
-0.2%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
171
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    Less than 5 years work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    No on-the-job training
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   23%
Associate's degree   6%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  23%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  44%
Less than high school diploma   3%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
    Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • 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, or 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.
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