Job Spotlight: Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor

Supersize your career with a plant supervisor position

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we put together information about Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors. Manufacturing isn’t going away any time soon, and every plant needs supervisors. This makes job stability quite high.

Responsibilities include leading a team and managing production goals.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.


Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors can make $58,754 a year, on average.

What Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors Do

Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Lead and coordinate a team in creating a wide range of goods
  • Take the lead on safety reporting and tracking
  • Act as an internal resource on production demands
  • Record and monitor delivery logistics
  • Keep track of quality goals
  • Handle employee training

What Companies Look for in Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors

Every Plant/Manufacturing Supervisor position is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Lean manufacturing work experience
  • Willingness to gain industry training and skills
  • Extrusion industry experience (Example: Manufacturing)
  • Leadership skills to foster a growing team

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Plant/Manufacturing Supervisors in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

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