NEXT PROS JOB MATCH: Melissa Rogers on Industrial Maintenance
By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018
High School: Siloam Springs High School • Age: 19
Training: Career Academy of Siloam Springs & NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville
Degree: Certification via Career Academy of Siloam Springs; pursuing an associate degree at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville
Employer: Tyson Foods–Noel Complex in Noel, Missouri
"One of the major things that surprised me most was how quickly I am moving up the chain at the young age of 19. Learning a trade and [specific] skills will take you far."
THIS OPTION IS FOR YOU IF...
√ You want to work without supervision
√ You enjoy using hand and power tools
√ You like an active work environment
√ Your hand-eye coordination is on point
Expected growth in industrial production from 2016 to 2026 in the United States
Expected jobs in Arkansas by 2026
What does an industrial production manager do?
Industrial production managers supervise the daily operations of a plant or factory. They coordinate activities and evaluate the equipment and procedures to make sure the plant or factory is running efficiently.
- Coordinate the best use of the plant’s employees and equipment
- Communicate with logistics, sales and company managers
- Supervise workers and procedures to ensure they meet safety and efficiency standards
- Use data to streamline production or solve problems
- Hire and train new workers as needed
High-end earners (top 10%) make
Median Wages in the U.S.
$67,918 - Annual | $20.98 - Hourly
Arkansas Construction Education Foundation
Arkansas State University–Mid-South
Arkansas State University–Beebe (Searcy Campus)
East Arkansas Community College
National Park College
North Arkansas College
Northwest Technical Institute
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Southeast Arkansas College
University of Arkansas Cossatot
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith-College of Applied Science & Technology
READY TO HIRE YOU!
ABB Motors & Mechanical
McKee Foods Corporation
Nucor Steel Arkansas
SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics / Be Pro Be Proud / PayScale / Projections Managing Partnership / Mike Rogers