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Production workshop manager: job, missions and salary

Roles and missions of the production floor manager

The production floor manager plays a key role in an organization that produces goods or services for its customers. He/she occupies a key position by supervising and coordinating all the activities that take place on the shop floor.

Indeed, the main roles and missions of the shop manager are :

  • Plan and organize the employees' tasks according to the objectives and deadlines.
  • Supervise all activities concerning the employees and the material under his responsibility.
  • Monitor costs and expenses.
  • Establish safety rules in order to respect the standards in force.
  • Analyze and improve production procedures
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide training as needed.
  • Monitor product quality and propose improvement plans if necessary.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and ensure that delivery dates and quantities are met.
  • Develop new production techniques.
  • Contribute to the improvement of production processes.
  • Ensure effective communication between the different departments.
  • Suggest improvements to control and production systems.

The production workshop manager therefore has an essential role in the production of goods or services and in the development of the company. He/she must be able to anticipate and react to unforeseen events, and to effectively manage the different stages of production.

Salary and career development of a production floor manager

The salary of a production floor manager is determined by several factors such as experience, degree, responsibilities and quality of work performed. Salaries vary depending on the work experience and responsibilities of each position. In general, a production shop manager has a good salary and benefits from real career development. Here is a list of gross annual salary evolutions in France by years of experience for a production workshop manager:

  • 0 to 2 years: between 30 000 and 35 000 euros
  • 2 to 5 years: between 35 000 and 45 000 euros
  • 5 to 10 years: between 45 000 and 60 000 euros
  • 10 to 15 years: between 60 000 and 70 000 euros
  • More than 15 years: more than 70 000 euros

A production workshop manager can envisage a career evolution towards a certain number of professions. Here is a list of 5 possible professions:

  • Industrial project manager
  • Production manager
  • Industrial maintenance manager
  • Industrial site manager
  • Industrial project manager

Advantages and disadvantages of the job of production workshop manager

  • Opportunity to lead a team and promote a culture of collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge tools and technologies.
  • Opportunity to develop technical and organizational skills.
  • Opportunity to work with multiple departments and collaborators.
  • Opportunity to promote sustainable practices and green processes.
  • Great responsibility, because if something goes wrong, you are responsible for solving the problem.
  • Stress and pressure to meet targets and satisfy customers.
  • Potential for technical problems and additional production costs.
  • Long hours and additional opportunities to work weekends.
  • Safety and health and safety issues related to managing a production floor.

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