Production Manager

Many military officers and non-commissioned officers transition into civilian careers as production managers. The duties of non-commissioned officers in the military are very similar to a production manager in the civilian world. A military officer, like a production manager, will have experience managing a team and will be able to best deploy the expertise of each person on their team as well as direct their essential roles and overall chemistry.

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The production manager ensures coordination of departmental functions to ensure the business unit is operating to the highest standard of safety, quality, customer service and financial objectives. Responsibilities include supervising and coordinating the activities of production personnel – providing leadership, direction and facilitation.

  • Skills you will bring to the job/typical duties:
  • Oversee the planning, organization and direction of daily production activities
  • Manage employee placement, training and employee development
  • Monitor the performance of operations as it relates to safety, quality and productivity
  • Plan and establish work assignments and production sequences to meet production goals
  • Maintain documentation of department policies and procedures and ensure compliance with company regulations
  • Read and analyze production schedules to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment and make adjustments as required by engineering or management
  • Use root cause analysis tools to analyze/resolve/prevent opportunities; implement corrective action plans production misses based on collected data

Salary, Benefits and Shift

(varies by location and experience level):

Most production manager roles have a salary in the $65k-$95k range annually. This figure includes overtime pay in addition to salary frequently applies; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. An average shift usually lasts from 8-12 hours. Nights and weekends may be required.

Typically reports to: Factory/Unit Manager or Senior Production Manager

Similar job titles: Production Supervisor; Production Engineer

Recent Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marine Corps placements for this position have included:

  • Aerospace Ground Equipment
  • Machinist’s Mate Nuclear
  • Aerospace Maintenance
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Air Defense Artillery
  • Helicopter Mechanic
  • Aviation Powerplant
  • Military Intelligence
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Aviation Electrical
  • Communications
  • Aviation Officer
  • Chemical Corps
  • Gunner’s Mate
  • Field Artillery
  • Ordnance
  • Logistics
  • Infantry
  • Armor
  • SWO