Production Operations Careers

What Is A Production Operations Role?

As the name suggests, you’ll be part of the vital production process of foods or drinks, dependent on the product. Identifying issues with the production line and ensuring that the process remains efficient, producing vital products for consumers. The products you could be working on.

What Will You Do?

Depending on the area in which you are working, your days will range hugely. You may be required to implement improvements to different production processes and sites, or you may be hands-on in a brewing role. 

A lot of roles within the production operations sector will require you to have some scientific or data analysis skills. You may also need to wear protective clothing and work in a physically demanding environment.

Routes Into A Production Operations Role;

  • GCSE Maths and Science (Helpful)
  •  Apprenticeship 
  • Training with a professional body such as MDS 
  • Previous experience in a food production or processing environment (Helpful)

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Production Engineering Skills & Knowledge

  • Analytical
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork

Career Options

There are a lot of career prospects in Production Planning and you can be employed across a variety of areas. These include but are not limited to:

  • Team leader
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Operations Team Leader
  • Production Manager
  • Skilled Operative

Examples of member companies that provide opportunities.

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