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Production Supervisors

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

There are four levels of Supervisors with increasing degrees of responsibility. Level I Supervisors are responsible for the operation of a recognized unit whose job tasks require very little or no mechanical, technical or trade knowledge, e.g. janitorial or common labor. Level II Supervisors are responsible for the operation of a recognized unit whose job tasks are repetitive machine or assembly work and require little or no mechanical, technical or trade knowledge, (e.g. light assembly or receiving and shipping). Level III Supervisors are responsible for the operation of a recognized unit such as machine and assembly work of a diversified nature or trade work requiring mechanical ability and extensive knowledge of product or trade, (e.g. plant maintenance, carpenters and milling machine operators). Level IV Supervisors are responsible for the operation of first class tool rooms, large first class machine work, complex assemblies, etc requiring the highest degree of mechanical and/or technical ability and knowledge, (e.g. complex assembly on intricate apparatus or machines or electricians, pipe and steam fitters). Supervisors also have increasing levels of responsibility in regard to personnel, organizing the resources necessary for production and in meeting unit goals.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.

Education

High school diploma or GED; plus job related experience, depending on level.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information.

Salary

Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 ranged from $806 to $1,156.

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