Oregon Labor Market Information System
WIRED Occupation Report Center
WIRED Occupation Report
for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers (51-1011) in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupational Description 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. Excludes team or work leaders.
Employment Projections for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
2008
Employment
2018
Employment

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5,789 5,772 -17 -0.3% 0 78 78

Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Wages (All Industries, 2010) for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
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$15.25 $19.71 $25.94 $32.99 $41.12 $27.30 $56,791
Data Sources and Limitations
State of Oregon License Information for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers No statewide license is required for this occupation.


Current Job Openings for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers in the Oregon Portion of the WIRED Region There are 79 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Packaging Lead ~ Central Kitchen 8/29/14 Portland $11.50/hr to $16.83/hr DOE
Seasonal Engraver 8/29/14 Portland
Laundry Production Supervisor 8/29/14 Portland
Supervisory Production Controller (Aircraft) 8/28/14 Portland
Ms Iv Quality Specialist #10831 8/27/14 Portland DOE
Dock Foreman 8/27/14 Portland DOE, Neg.
Operations Supervisor 8/27/14 Tigard $40,000/yr
Machine Operator/ Former 8/27/14 Tigard
Manufacturing Tech 8/27/14 Wilsonville
Laundry Production Supervisor 8/26/14 Portland $16.00/hr DOE
Operations Manager/Supervisor 8/26/14 Portland
Production Supervisor 8/26/14 Portland
Operations Manager -- Portland, Or 8/26/14 Portland
Production Workers 8/24/14 Beaverton
Assembly Production 8/24/14 Beaverton
Production Work 8/24/14 Beaverton
Digital Planner 8/22/14 Portland $20,000/yr
Leatherman Tool Assembly Job Openings (Ne Portland, Near The Air 8/22/14 Portland
Operations Supervisor 8/22/14 Portland
Kiln Technician 8/22/14 Portland Neg.
Department Supervisor (Experienced Only) 8/21/14 Molalla $43,000/yr to $55,000/yr DOE
Advanced Manufacturing Operations Manager 8/21/14 Portland
Color Operations Manager 8/21/14 Portland
Color Operations Manager 8/20/14 Portland
Advanced Manufacturing: Operations Manager 8/20/14 Portland
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Major Industries of Employment for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Industry NAICS Ownership 2008
Employment
Manufacturing 31 Private 4,525
Food Manufacturing 311 Private 645
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 3114 Private 323
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3118 Private 141
Other Food Manufacturing 3119 Private 61
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing 312 Private 64
Beverage Manufacturing 3121 Private 64
Textile Product Mills 314 Private 53
Wood Product Manufacturing 321 Private 297
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 3211 Private 108
Veneer and Engineered Wood Products 3212 Private 53
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 3219 Private 136
Paper Manufacturing 322 Private 302
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 3221 Private 171
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3222 Private 131
Printing and Related Support Activities 323 Private 245
Chemical Manufacturing 325 Private 114
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 3251 Private 45
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing 326 Private 223
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3261 Private 190
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg 327 Private 152
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 3272 Private 50
Primary Metal Manufacturing 331 Private 296
Foundries 3315 Private 236
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 332 Private 554
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 3322 Private 64
Architectural and Structural Metals 3323 Private 126
Machine Shops and Threaded Products 3327 Private 148
Coating, Engraving & Heat Treating Metal 3328 Private 61
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg 3329 Private 119
Machinery Manufacturing 333 Private 220
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 3332 Private 77
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg 3339 Private 47
Computer and Electronic Product Mfg 334 Private 480
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 3344 Private 283
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 3345 Private 128
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 335 Private 73
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 336 Private 306
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Mfg 3362 Private 56
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3363 Private 61
Furniture and Related Product Mfg 337 Private 189
Household and Institutional Furniture 3371 Private 128
Office Furniture and Fixtures Mfg 3372 Private 51
Miscellaneous Manufacturing 339 Private 225
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 3391 Private 113
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 3399 Private 112
Wholesale Trade 42 Private 342
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 423 Private 101
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 424 Private 231
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4243 Private 160
Retail Trade 44 Private 223
Food and Beverage Stores 445 Private 166
Grocery Stores 4451 Private 160
Administrative and Waste Services 56 Private 48
Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 81 Private 157
Repair and Maintenance 811 Private 58
Personal and Laundry Services 812 Private 99
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 8123 Private 83


Educational Requirements for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. Up to five years of related work experience is commonly considered necessary for this occupation.
Skills for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Analyze Tasks Needed To Complete Manufactured Products
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Cost Analysis Theory
  • Apply Financial Management Principles And Theories
  • Apply Linear Algebra
  • Apply Manufacturing Process Theory
  • Apply Mathematical Principles To Accounting, Bookkeeping Or Budgeting
  • Apply Mathematics To Operations Research
  • Apply Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Apply Organizational Theory
  • Apply Plywood And Veneer Product Knowledge
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Research Methodology To Manufacturing And Commerce
  • Conduct Employment Interviews
  • Conduct Performance Testing
  • Conduct Staff Meeting
  • Coordinate Production Materials And Processes
  • Design And Plan Production
  • Develop Budgets
  • Develop Maintenance Schedules
  • Develop Staffing Plan
  • Establish And Evaluate Employee Performance Standards
  • Estimate Time Needed For Project
  • Follow As9100 Standards
  • Hire And Dismiss Employees
  • Maintain Quality Control
  • Maintain Safe Work Environment
  • Manage Inventories And Supplies
  • Manage Personnel And Human Resources
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Organize And Prioritize Work According To Operations Research Principles
  • Plan And Assign Duties To Employees
  • Practice Effective Time Management Techniques
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Orientation To New Employees
  • Read And Understand Operating Manuals
  • Read Blueprints And Technical Drawings
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Respond To Personnel Problems And Grievances
  • Supervise Employees
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Foundry Production Processes
  • Use Inventory Control Procedures
  • Write And Compile Employee Training Materials


Schools and Training Providers for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers The training providers listed below offer one or more of the following programs:

Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-4340
Phone: (206) 296-6000
Programs of Training:
Washington State University
French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164-1009
Phone: (509) 335-3564
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 South Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 657-6958
Programs of Training:
Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 885-1000
Programs of Training:
Eastern Washington University
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004-2496
Phone: (509) 359-6200
Programs of Training:
Western Washington University
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
Phone: (360) 650-3430
Programs of Training:
City University
11900 NE First Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 637-1010
Programs of Training:


Graduates and Program Completers for training programs related to First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Program Award State Completers Year
Operations Management and Supervision. Postsec. Awards/Cert./Diplomas; <1 yr. Oregon 8 2008
Operations Management and Supervision. Associate Degree Oregon 2 2008
Operations Management and Supervision. Bachelor's Degree Oregon 4 2008


Employment Service Job Applicants - January 2011 for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers in the Oregon-Washington WIRED Region
Occupation Oregon Job Applicants by Experience Level Washington Applicants
None <1 Year 1-4 Years 5-9 Years 10+ Years
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 154 90 713 517 666 0

Occupational experience is largely self-reported.

Applicants counts include only those registered with the Oregon State Employment Department and the Washington State Employment Security Department. They do not represent all job applicants across the WIRED region.

Applicants in Oregon may be listed under multiple occupational categories, so summing applicant counts across occupational classifications will result in some double-counting.

Source: Oregon Employment Department, Washington State Employment Security Department


Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
First-Line Supervisors Of Helpers, Laborers, And Material Movers, Hand 42%
First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers 40%
First-Line Supervisors Of Transportation And Material-Moving Machine And Vehicle 34%
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 32%
First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers 31%
The Oregon-Washington WIRED Region consists of Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Washington.