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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.

Also known as

Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor), Shift Supervisor, Supervisor, Team Leader, Assembly Supervisor, Department Manager, Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Molding Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent



Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 0.9%
10-Year Openings 12,481


People in this occupation tend to earn between $26.00 to $38.48 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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