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Manager - Industrial Production
Manager - Industrial Production
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Manager - Industrial Production

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - make decisions
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Getting Information - read technical drawings
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - supervise production workers
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - negotiate business contracts

About the test

The HR Avatar Manager - Industrial Production Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Manager - Industrial Production test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:11-3051.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$58,610 or less
Bottom 25%:
$74,670 or less
$97,140 (Average)
Top 25%:
$127,590 or more
Top 10%:
$165,450 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:4,910

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Time Management
  • Coordination
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Area Plant Manager, Branch Manager, Brewing Director, Bulk Plant Manager, Car Construction Superintendent, Concrete Mixing Plant Superintendent, Correctional Facility Industries Superintendent, Demand Planner, Dental Laboratory Manager, Director of Manufacturing, Factory Manager, Factory Superintendent, Food Processing Plant Manager, General Milling Superintendent, General Production Manager, General Supervisor, Industrial Production Manager, Maintenance Planner, Manufacturer, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Director, Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Planner, Materials Coordinator, Materials Planner, Plant Chief, Plant General Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Senior Manager, Plant Superintendent, Product Line Manager, Production Control Manager, Production Control Supervisor, Production Foreman, Production Manager, Production Superintendent, Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor), Quality Control Manager (QC Manager), Quality Controller, Quality Manager, Quality Supervisor, Sawmill Manager, Sub Plant Manager, Superintendent, Supervisor, Production, Managing, Tablet and Capsule Manufacturing Department Manager, Wine Maker

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Recommend ways to increase satisfaction among your employees.
  • Make sufficient preparations to have a new employee join your team.
  • Compare pricing for outsourcing operations.
  • Communicate and uphold corporate policy when directing employees.
  • Write a short essay.
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