How to Hire a Production Manager

Does your growing business need a production manager? A production manager is responsible for developing and implementing effective policies and procedures to ensure successful production-related operations of the company.

Here are some tips to help you find great production manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.38 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $12.00$76.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Production Manager?

A capable Production Manager makes sure that all available resources are managed efficiently to ensure high productivity from the production operations. They are crucial in the company path to achieve their revenue, profits target in the current and future goals of the company.

• Efficiently manage all the machines to make sure optimal productivity and minimal downtime
• Lead, motivate the production workforce to deliver as per their defined performance and production targets
• Responsible for making sure that production operations move as per federal, state legal regulations and company policies

Skills to look for in a great Production Manager

A great Production Manager supports in achieving smooth and error-free production processes so that the company can meet its current and short-term goals.

• Bachelor’s degree needed
• Experience of more than five years in manufacturing operations with two years in a supervisory role
• Excellent project management and prioritization skills
• Proficient in leading, hiring and training employees in safety and productivity
• Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
• Good interpersonal and communication skills

Writing a Production Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Production Manager candidates. A Production Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Production Manager jobs, such as:

• Manufacturing Production Manager
• Production Supervisor
• Production Control Manager

Interviewing Production Manager candidates

You should hire a Production Manager after thoroughly vetting their knowledge and experience in treating production operations issues and resolving them as soon as possible.

• Knowledge of routine and extensive production issues
• Proficiency in hiring, leading and motivating production team to work towards their team goals to achieve the company’s defined overall goals
• How have they ensured efficient development and organization of production strategies to make sure the company is on track to meet its current and future goals?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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