Production, Factory and Assembly Supervisors

Production, factory and assembly supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the technical and operational work of those carrying out production, manufacturing and assembly roles.


New workers

New workers start around £18,441. Normal pay is £28,600 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £43,735.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,595 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Reports as required to managerial staff on work-related matters.

  • Determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet the organisation’s requirements.

  • Liaises with managers and other senior staff to resolve operational problems.

  • Establishes and monitors work schedules to meet the organisation’s requirements.

  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of production, manufacturing and assembly staff.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Production Management

  • Machinery

  • Production Planning

  • Housekeeping

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Continuous Improvement Process

  • Auditing

  • Warehousing

  • Production Process

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Coaching

  • People Management

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.