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First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

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.   (O'Net 51-1011.00)

Reported job titles:   Abattoir Supervisor, Abrasive and Polished Products Supervisor, Acid Supervisor, Aerosol Supervisor, Aging Department Supervisor, Agricultural Chemicals Shift Superintendent, Alteration Workroom Supervisor, Alum Plant Supervisor, Alumina Plant Supervisor, Aluminum Boat Assembly Supervisor, Aluminum Fabrication Supervisor, Ammunition Supervisor, Anhydrous Ammonia Production Supervisor, Anode Crew Supervisor, Area Supervisor, Art Objects Supervisor, Artificial Flowers Supervisor, Asbestos Pipe Supervisor, Asbestos Textile Supervisor, Asbestos-Cement Sheet Supervisor, Assembly and Packing Supervisor, Assembly Department Supervisor, Assembly Line Supervisor, Assembly Room Supervisor, Assembly Supervisor, Automatic Machines Supervisor, Automobile Assembly Supervisor, Automotive Tire-Testing Supervisor, Bakery Supervisor, Beam Department Supervisor, Beater Boss, Beater Room Supervisor, Beehive Kiln Supervisor, Beet End Supervisor, Belt and Link Assembly Supervisor, Bindery Supervisor, Bit and Shank Department Supervisor, Blast Furnace Auxiliaries Supervisor, Blast Furnace Supervisor, Bleach Supervisor, Blending Supervisor, Blooming Mill Supervisor, Blueprinting and Photocopy Supervisor, Board Mill Supervisor, Boat Cleaning Supervisor, Boat Outfitting Supervisor, Boatbuilder Supervisor, Boiler Operators Supervisor, Boiler Tenders Supervisor, Boilermaking Supervisor, Bonding Supervisor, Bone Plant Supervisor, Boots and Shoes Supervisor, Boss, Bottle House Cleaners Supervisor, Boxing and Pressing Supervisor, Breaker Boss, Brew House Supervisor, Briar Shop Supervisor, Brine Supervisor, Brineyard Supervisor, Broommaking Supervisor, Brush Fabrication Supervisor, Burling and Joining Supervisor, Burning Supervisor, Burning, Forming, and Assembly Supervisor, Butcher Supervisor, Byproducts Supervisor, C D Area Supervisor, Calender Supervisor, Calendering Supervisor, Candle Making Supervisor, Candy Supervisor, Canvas Goods Supervisor, Cap and Hat Production Supervisor, Car Installations Supervisor, Carbon Electrodes Supervisor, Carbon Paper Coating Supervisor, Carding Supervisor, Carton and Can Supply Supervisor, Casting and Pasting Supervisor, Casting Supervisor, Caustic Cresylate Shift Superintendent, Cell Efficiency Supervisor, Cell Feed Department Supervisor, Cell Operation Supervisor, Cell Room Supervisor, Cellar Supervisor, Cereal Supervisor, Certified Solid Waste Facility Operator, Channel Process Supervisor, Char House Supervisor, Chemical Plant Operator Supervisor, Chemical Processing Supervisor, Chemical Supervisor, Chest Painting and Sealing Supervisor, Chief Catalyst Operator, Chief Dispatcher, Chief Hydroelectric Station Operator, Chief Inspector, Chief Load Dispatcher, Chief Projectionist, Chief Recordist, Chief Station Engineer, Chief Substation Operator, Chief Transfer and Pumphouse Operator, Chocolate and Cocoa Processing Supervisor, Cigar Making Machine Supervisor, Cigar Making Supervisor, Cigar Tobacco Processing Supervisor, Circus Supervisor, Clay Preparation Supervisor, Clay Shop Supervisor, Cleaning Supervisor, Cloth Finisher, Cloth Grader Supervisor, Cloth Winding Supervisor, CNC Supervisor (Computer Numerical Control Supervisor), Coal Handling Supervisor, Coal or Ore Controller, Coal Yard Supervisor, Coating Mixer Supervisor, Coating Supervisor, Coffee Supervisor, Coil Winding Supervisor, Coin Machine Supervisor, Coke Handling Supervisor, Cold Rolling Supervisor, Cold Storage Superintendent, Color Paste Mixing Supervisor, Component Assembler Supervisor, Composing Room Supervisor, Compounding and Finishing Supervisor, Compressed Yeast Supervisor, Compressor Station Chief Engineer, Concrete Batching and Mixing Plant Supervisor, Concrete Block Plant Supervisor, Concrete Foreman, Concrete Pipe Plant Supervisor, Concrete Stone Fabricating Supervisor, Concrete Stone Finishing Supervisor, Conditioning Yard Supervisor, Continuous Weld Pipe Mill Supervisor, Converter Supervisor, Converting Supervisor, Cook House Supervisor, Cook Room Supervisor, Cooking, Casing, and Drying Supervisor, Cooperage Shop Supervisor, Coordinator, Corduroy Cutting Supervisor, Coremaker Supervisor, Corncob Pipe Manufacturing Supervisor, Corncob Pipe Supervisor, Cosmetics Supervisor, Costuming Supervisor, Covering and Lining Supervisor, Crew Chief, Crew Leader, Crusher Supervisor, Cured Meat Packing Supervisor, Cured Meats Supervisor, Curing Room Supervisor, Custom Feed Mill Operator, Cutting and Boning Supervisor, Cutting and Sewing Department Supervisor, Cutting and Splicing Supervisor, Cutting Department Supervisor, Cutting Supervisor, Dairy Processing Supervisor, Decorating and Assembly Supervisor, Decorating Supervisor, Defluorinated Phosphate Production Supervisor, Dehydrogenation Supervisor, Dental Laboratory Supervisor, Department Head, Department Manager, Department Supervisor, Dials Supervisor, Diamond Finishing Supervisor, Die Cast Supervisor, Die Casting Supervisor, Dimension Warehouse Supervisor, Dispatcher, Display Fabrication Supervisor, Distilling Department Supervisor, Distribution Manager, Distribution Superintendent, District Gauger, Dock Supervisor, Drawing Kiln Supervisor, Drawing Supervisor, Dried Yeast Supervisor, Dry Cell Assembly Supervisor, Dry Cleaning Supervisor, Dry Paste Supervisor, Dry Starch Supervisor, Dry-Cell Assembly Supervisor, Dry-Starch Supervisor, Drying and Winding Supervisor, Drying Supervisor, Dye-House Supervisor, Edging Supervisor, Egg Processing Supervisor, Electrical Assemblies Supervisor, Electrical Assembly Supervisor, Electrical Supervisor, Electronic Coils Supervisor, Electronic Computer Subassembly Supervisor, Electronics Processing Supervisor, Electronics Production Supervisor, Electronics Supervisor, Electrostatic Powder Coating Technician, Electrotyping and Stereotyping Supervisor, Embroidery Supervisor, Endless Belt Weaving Department Floor Supervisor, Engine Assembly Supervisor, Engraving Supervisor, Epoxy Fabrication Supervisor, Erection Shop Supervisor, Esters and Emulsifiers Supervisor, Evaporator Supervisor, Explosive Operator Supervisor, Extruding Department Supervisor, Extrusion Supervisor, Fabric Coating Supervisor, Fabrication and Assembly Supervisor, Fabrication Department Supervisor, Fabrication Supervisor, Facepiece Line Supervisor, Facilitator, Factory Supervisor, Feed House Supervisor, Feed Mill Supervisor, Fence Manufacture Supervisor, Fence Supervisor, Fermenting Cellars Supervisor, Fertilizer Processing Supervisor, Fertilizer Supervisor, Fiber-Locking Supervisor, Fiberglass Boat Assembly Supervisor, Fiberglass Pipe Covering Supervisor, Fiberline Supervisor, Filing and Polishing Supervisor, Filling and Packing Supervisor, Film Processing Shift Supervisor, Film Processing Supervisor, Filter Plant Supervisor, Filtration Supervisor, Final Assembly and Packing Supervisor, Finish Production Manager, Finishing and Shipping Supervisor, Finishing Area Supervisor, Finishing Department Supervisor, Finishing Manager, Finishing Room Supervisor, Finishing Supervisor, Firearms Assembly Supervisor, Fireworks Assembly Supervisor, First Line Supervisor, First-Line Production Supervisor, Fish Bait Processing Supervisor, Fish Processing Supervisor, Fitting Supervisor, Flame Cutting Supervisor, Floor Manager, Floor Supervisor, Foam Cutting Supervisor, Food Production Manager, Forge Shop Supervisor, Forming and Assembling Supervisor, Forming Department Supervisor, Foundry Superintendant, Foundry Supervisor, Frame Sample and Pattern Supervisor, Framing Mill Supervisor, Fruit Grading Supervisor, Fur Dressing Supervisor, Furnace Process Supervisor, Furniture Assembly Supervisor, Furrier Shop Supervisor, Gang Leader, Gang Pusher, Garment Manufacturing Supervisor, Garment Supervisor, Gasket Supervisor, Gauger Chief, Gelatin Plant Supervisor, General Handling Supervisor, Glass Cut-Off Supervisor, Glaze Supervisor, Glazing Department Supervisor, Glue Specialty Supervisor, Glycerin Supervisor, Grain and Yeast Plants Supervisor, Grain Elevator Superintendent, Grease Refining Supervisor, Green End Department Supervisor, Grinding and Spraying Supervisor, Grinding Supervisor, Group Leader, Hairspring Fabrication Supervisor, Hand Cigar Making Supervisor, Hand Silvering Supervisor, Hardboard Supervisor, Head Cd Storage and Materials Make-Up Operator, Head Cook, Head Grease Maker, Head Knitting Machine Fixer, Head Loft Worker, Head Refrigerating Engineer, Head Refrigeration Engineer, Head Sampler, Head Sugar Reprocess Operator, Head Sulfide Operator, Head Turbine Operator, Head Well Puller, Head Wood Grinder, Hearing-Aid Assembly Supervisor, Heat Treat Supervisor, Heating and Blending Supervisor, Heating Plant Superintendent, Hide House Supervisor, Hot Dip Plating Supervisor, Hot Dip Tinning Supervisor, Hot Strip Mill Supervisor, Hot Wound Spring Production Supervisor, House Furnishings Supervisor, Hydraulic Pressure Auto Frettage Machine Operator Supervisor, Hydrochloric Area Supervisor, Hydroelectric Station Chief, Ice House Supervisor, Incinerator Plant General Supervisor, Incinerator Plant Supervisor, Industrial Chemicals Supervisor, Insecticide Supervisor, Inspecting Supervisor, Inspection and Testing Supervisor, Inspection Supervisor, Instant Potato Processing Supervisor, Instrument Assembly Supervisor, Instrument Maintenance Supervisor, Insulation Supervisor, Jewel Supervisor, Jewelry Department Supervisor, Job Boss, Jobmaster, Keymodule Assembly Supervisor, Knitting Supervisor, Laboratory Chief, Laboratory Supervisor, Lace Tearing Supervisor, Lamp Shades Supervisor, Last Model Department Supervisor, Launderette, Laundromat, or Laundry Manager, Laundromat Manager, Laundry Supervisor, Lead Burner Supervisor, Lead Refinery Supervisor, Lead Section Supervisor, Leader, Leather Products Supervisor, Lime Supervisor, Line Supervisor, Liquefaction and Regasification Supervisor, Liquefaction Supervisor, Liquid Yeast Supervisor, Litharge Supervisor, Livestock Yard Supervisor, Loading and Unloading Supervisor, Loading Rack Supervisor, Loom Fixer Supervisor, Lubrication Supervisor, Lump Room Supervisor, Machine Adjuster Leader, Machine Assembler Supervisor, Machine Group Leader, Machine Setter Supervisor, Machine Shop Supervisor, Machining and Assembly Supervisor, Machining Department Supervisor, Machining Manager, Machining Supervisor, Machinist Supervisor, Mainspring Fabrication Supervisor, Maintenance Coordinator, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Supervisor, Major Appliance Assembly Supervisor, Malt House Supervisor, Malted Milk Supervisor, Manufactured Buildings Supervisor, Manufacturing Group Leader, Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, Maple Products Supervisor, Materials Director, Matrix Supervisor, Mattress and Boxsprings Supervisor, Mechanical Supervisor, Melt House Supervisor, Melt Superintendant, Melter Supervisor, Melting Supervisor, Merchant Mill Rolling and Finishing Supervisor, Metal Cans Supervisor, Metal Fabricating Supervisor, Metal Fabrication Supervisor, Metal Furniture Assembly Supervisor, Metal Hanging Supervisor, Metalizing Supervisor, Meters Superintendent, Microfilm Duplicating Unit Supervisor, Mill House Supervisor, Mill Labor Supervisor, Mill Platform Supervisor, Mill Supervisor, Miller Supervisor, Milling Supervisor, Mirror Department Supervisor, Mirror Fabrication Supervisor, Mirror Manufacturing Department Supervisor, Mixing Supervisor, Model and Pattern Supervisor, Model Making Supervisor, Mold Cleaning and Storage Supervisor, Mold Making Plastics Sheets Supervisor, Mold Making Supervisor, Mold Shop Supervisor, Mold Yard Supervisor, Mold Yarn Supervisor, Molding Supervisor, Motion Picture Equipment Supervisor, Motor Vehicle Assembly Supervisor, Musical Instrument Supervisor, Natural Gas Field Processing Supervisor, Natural Gas Plant Supervisor, Needle Process Felt Goods Supervisor, Net Making Supervisor, Nitroglycerin Supervisor, Nuclear Power Plant Operations Supervisor, Nut Processing Supervisor, Nutritional Yeast Supervisor, Offset Plate Preparation Supervisor, Open Hearth Stockyard Supervisor, Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor, Optical Instrument Assembly Supervisor, Optical Instruments Supervisor, Ordnance Truck Installation Supervisor, Outside Machinist Supervisor, Ovens Supervisor, Packaging Manager, Packaging Supervisor, Packing and Wrapping Supervisor, Packing House Supervisor, Packing Room Supervisor, Packing Supervisor, Paint Department Supervisor, Paint Line Production Supervisor, Paint Roller Covers Supervisor, Paint Supervisor, Painter Supervisor, Painting Department Supervisor, Paper Coating Supervisor, Paper Machine Supervisor, Paper Mill Superintendent, Paper Mill Supervisor, Paper Products Supervisor, Paper Testing Supervisor, Parachute Manufacturing Supervisor, Parachute Supervisor, Particle Board Supervisor, Paste Mixing Supervisor, Paste Plant Supervisor, Paster Supervisor, Pattern Chain Maker Supervisor, Pattern Grader Supervisor, Pattern Marking Supervisor, Pattern Shop Supervisor, Permanent Mold Supervisor, Pharmaceutical Compounding Supervisor, Phosphatic Fertilizer Supervisor, Phosphoric Acid Supervisor, Phosphorus Processing Supervisor, Photoengraving Supervisor, Photographic Supervisor, Picking Supervisor, Pig Machine Supervisor, Pigment Making Supervisor, Pilot Plant Supervisor, Pipe and Boiler Covers Supervisor, Pipe Finishing Supervisor, Pipe Joints Supervisor, Pipe Line Maintenance Supervisor, Pipe Manufacture Supervisor, Pipe Supervisor, Pit and Auxiliaries Supervisor, Pit Supervisor, Plant Manager, Plant Superintendent, Plant Supervisor, Plastic Sheets Finishing Supervisor, Plastic Sheets Supervisor, Plastics Fabrication Supervisor, Plastics Supervisor, Plate Heating, Rolling, and Finishing Supervisor, Platform Mill Supervisor, Plating and Point Assembly Supervisor, Plating Foreman, Pleating Supervisor, Poleyard Supervisor, Pond Supervisor, Porcelain Enameling Supervisor, Pot Lining Supervisor, Pot Room Supervisor, Potato Chip Processing Supervisor, Poultry Processing Supervisor, Powder and Primer Canning Leader, Powdered Metal Supervisor, Powdered Sugar Supervisor, Power Plant Operators Supervisor, Power Reactor Supervisor, Precast and Prestressed Concrete Supervisor, Precipitator Supervisor, Prefabricated Homes Field Assembly Supervisor, Preparation Department Supervisor, Preparation Plant Supervisor, Preparation Supervisor, Prepress Manager, Prepress Supervisor, Press Department Manager, Press Hand Supervisor, Press Operator, Press Room Supervisor, Press Shop Supervisor, Press Supervisor, Pressing Department Supervisor, Pressroom Supervisor, Pressure Supervisor, Primer Supervisor, Print Line Supervisor, Print Production Coordinator, Printed Circuit Board Assembly Supervisor, Printed Circuit Board Testing Supervisor, Printing and Stamping Supervisor, Printing Manager, Printing Shop Supervisor, Printing Supervisor, Printing Worker Supervisor, Process Area Supervisor, Process Coordinator, Processing Supervisor, Processing Talc and Borate Supervisor, Product Inspection Supervisor, Production Assistant, Production Department Supervisor, Production Director, Production Machine Shop Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Reproduction Manager, Production Superintendent, Production Supervisor, Production Team Leader, Production Welding Supervisor, Prop Making Supervisor, Properties Supervisor, Protective Signal Superintendent, Publications Production Supervisor, Pulp House Supervisor, Pulp Plant Supervisor, Pumping Station Supervisor, Punch and Assembly Department Supervisor, Purification Supervisor, Putty and Caulking Supervisor, Puttying and Calking Supervisor, Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor), Quality Control Manager (QC Manager), Quality Control Supervisor (QC Supervisor), Quality Controller, Quality Supervisor, Quarter Supervisor, Quarterman, Quilting Supervisor, Rag Room Supervisor, Ready-Mixed Food Preparations Supervisor, Receiving and Processing Supervisor, Receiving Manager, Receiving Supervisor, Reclamation Supervisor, Reconditioner, Record Press Supervisor, Reduction Plant Supervisor, Refining Supervisor, Refractory Products Supervisor, Relay Shop Supervisor, Remelt Furnace Expediter, Reproduction Production Manager, Repulping Supervisor, Retread Supervisor, Reverberatory Furnace Supervisor, Rice Milling Supervisor, Ride Assembly Supervisor, Rocket Propellant Plant Supervisor, Roll Shop Supervisor, Roller Printing Supervisor, Roller Shop Supervisor, Roofing Plant Supervisor, Roving Department Supervisor, Rubber Goods Supervisor, Rubber Stamps and Dies Supervisor, Rubber Tire and Tubes Supervisor, Rug Cleaning Supervisor, Salvage Engineer, Salvage Supervisor, Sample Preparation Supervisor, Sample Room Supervisor, Sample Supervisor, Sandblaster Supervisor, Sandblasting Supervisor, Sanding Supervisor, Sanitarian, Sanitation Supervisor, Sawing and Assembly Supervisor, Sawmill Supervisor, Scouring Pads Supervisor, Scrap Preparation Supervisor, Screen Making Supervisor, Screen Printing Supervisor, Screw Supervisor, Seed Mill Superintendent, Service Supervisor, Sewer System Supervisor, Sewing Department Supervisor, Sewing Room Supervisor, Sewing Supervisor, Shearing Supervisor, Sheet Manufacturing Supervisor, Sheet Metal Worker Supervisor, Sheet Mill Supervisor, Shell Shop Supervisor, Shift Engineer, Shift Leader, Shift Production Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Shipfitters Supervisor, Shipping Receiving and Packaging Supervisor, Shipping Supervisor, Shipping Track Supervisor, Shipping/Receiving Manager, Shipyard Supervisor, Shoe Repair Supervisor, Shop Foreman, Shop Supervisor, Shrink Pit Supervisor, Shuttle Fitting Supervisor, Shuttle Preparation Supervisor, Shuttle Veneering Supervisor, Sign Shop Supervisor, Silk Screen Cutting and Printing Supervisor, Silvering Department Supervisor, Silverware Supervisor, Sintering Plant Supervisor, Ski Production Supervisor, Slab Conditioner Supervisor, Slate Splitting Supervisor, Slitting and Shipping Supervisor, Small Appliance Assembly Supervisor, Snow Removal Supervisor, Soakers Supervisor, Soaking Pits Supervisor, Soaping Department Supervisor, Soft Sugar Supervisor, Solder Making Supervisor, Solid Waste Facility Supervisor, Sorting Supervisor, Special Assemblies Supervisor, Specialty Department Supervisor, Specialty Food Products Supervisor, Specialty Manufacturing Supervisor, Specialty Plant Supervisor, Spikemaking Supervisor, Spinning and Winding Supervisor, Spinning Supervisor, Split and Drum Room Supervisor, Split Leather Department Supervisor, Sports Equipment Supervisor, Spring Production Supervisor, Spring Up Supervisor, Station Chief, Stationary Engineer Supervisor, Stave Cutting Supervisor, Steel Division Supervisor, Steel Pan Form Placing Supervisor, Steel Post Installer Supervisor, Steffen House Supervisor, Stitching Department Supervisor, Stock Supervisor, Stocking and Box Shop Supervisor, Stonework Supervisor, Structural Mill Supervisor, Structural Rolling and Finishing Supervisor, Suction Dredge Pipeline Placing Supervisor, Sugar House Supervisor, Sugar Refinery Supervisor, Sulfuric Acid Plant Supervisor, Superintendent, Supervising Floorperson, Supervisor, Supervisor Cabinetmaker, Supervisor Dyer, Supervisory Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Surgical Garment Assembly Supervisor, Switchboard Operator Supervisor, Syrup Shed Supervisor, Tan Room Supervisor, Tank Cleaning Supervisor, Tank House Supervisor, Tank Storage Supervisor, Tapper Supervisor, Tar Distillation Supervisor, Tea and Spice Supervisor, Team Leader, Testing and Analysis Department Supervisor, Tests Superintendent, Textile Supervisor, Thermostatic Controls Supervisor, Threshing Department Supervisor, Tile and Mottle Supervisor, Tipple Boss, Tipple Supervisor, TNT Line Supervisor, Toilet and Laundry Soap Supervisor, Tool and Die Supervisor, Tool Machine Shop Supervisor, Tool Room Supervisor, Tooling Supervisor, Tour Production Supervisor, Tower Supervisor, Toy Assembly Supervisor, Toy Parts Former Supervisor, Tracer Bullet Section Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance Supervisor, Transformer Assembly Supervisor, Transformer Shop Supervisor, Treating and Pumping Supervisor, Treating Plant Supervisor, Tubing Supervisor, Tufting Supervisor, Tumblers Supervisor, Tumbling and Rolling Supervisor, Turn Supervisor, Type Disk Quality Control Supervisor, Type Photography Supervisor, Typesetting Supervisor, Umbrella Supervisor, Upholstery Department Supervisor, Uranium Processing Supervisor, Vacuum Metalizing Supervisor, Varnish Supervisor, Vat House Supervisor, Veneer Department Manager, Veneer Supervisor, Wall Mirror Department Supervisor, Warehouse and Receiving Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor, Wash House Supervisor, Washing and Screening Plant Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, Watch Manufacturing Supervisor, Water and Sewer Systems Supervisor, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Weave Room Supervisor, Weaving Supervisor, Webbing Supervisor, Welding Production Supervisor, Welding Supervisor, Well-Point Pumping Supervisor, Wet End Supervisor, Wet Pour Supervisor, Wet Room Supervisor, Whipped Topping Supervisor, White Sugar Supervisor, Winding and Twisting Department Supervisor, Wire Rope Fabrication Supervisor, Wood Crew Supervisor, Wood Room Supervisor, Woods Boss, Wrecking Supervisor, Yard Supervisor, Yarn Preparation Supervisor, Yeast Supervisor
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     Location Pay
    Percentile Wages Average
    10% 25% 50%
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 16.78   $ 21.88   $ 28.73   $ 36.47   $ 46.25   $ 30.30  
    Yearly $34,910   $45,520   $59,760   $75,860   $96,210   $63,010  
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 17.14   $ 22.67   $ 30.56   $ 37.28   $ 45.86   $ 31.24  
    Yearly $35,650   $47,150   $63,550   $77,530   $95,390   $64,970  
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.22   $ 20.79   $ 26.88   $ 34.41   $ 48.43   $ 29.31  
    Yearly $33,730   $43,250   $55,910   $71,580   $100,730   $60,960  
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.62   $ 23.58   $ 29.76   $ 37.03   $ 44.36   $ 30.58  
    Yearly $36,660   $49,060   $61,900   $77,020   $92,260   $63,620  
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2018.

    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    Annual job openings
    (due to change and
    2016 2026
    Vermont 1,852 1,808 -0.2% 171
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2018.

    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 9.9%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 8.9%
    Food manufacturing 8.5%
    Machinery manufacturing 6.0%
    Chemical manufacturing 5.4%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2018.

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  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.
  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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  • 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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated June 2008

    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  updated July 2011

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