Industrial production managers held about 173,400 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most industrial production managers were as follows:
Fabricated metal product manufacturing
Transportation equipment manufacturing
Industrial production managers split their time between the production area and a nearby office. When they are working in the production area, they may need to wear protective equipment such as a helmet or safety goggles.
Most industrial production managers work full time, and almost half worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014. In some facilities, managers work night or weekend shifts and must be on call to deal with emergencies at any time.