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.

Also Known As

Assembly Supervisor, Line Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor, Molding Supervisor, Plant Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor)


  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Instruct workers to use equipment or perform technical procedures.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Confer with others to resolve production problems or equipment malfunctions.
  • Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
  • Advise others on ways to improve processes or products.
  • Determine metal or plastic production methods.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Install equipment attachments or components.
  • Perform human resources activities.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.


  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Speaking – Talking to others.
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions.
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: Less Than 5 Years - Work Experience
  • Training: No On The Job


  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • 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.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Speech Clarity – Speaking clearly.
  • Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Written Expression – Communicating by writing.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Below Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $44,220 $37,990
25% $57,890 $48,500
Median $74,950 $62,850
75% $95,420 $80,770
90% $115,420 $102,510

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