First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers


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: Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Team Leader

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP
    Internet browser software
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    bachelor's degree
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