Factory Manager I

  • Factory Manager I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$34,416.00 – $48,852.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,434.00 – $2,035.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level work managing a small industry operation, or assisting a manager in a large industry operation of the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Job Duties

Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of subordinate supervisors and/or offenders engaged in an industry operation.

Ensures the proper use and operation of equipment and materials used in an industry operation.

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction to ensure conformance with department policies and procedures.

Requisitions raw materials and supplies; establishes stock levels and reorder points; maintains records of physical inventory of supplies and equipment.

Assigns and monitors job orders and production schedules to ensure completion in a timely and efficient manner.

Inspects work-in-progress for conformance with quality control standards and efficiency of operations.

Administers a graded-wage program for offender workers with promotions, demotions, and performance evaluations.

Confers with classification and/or custody staff regarding assignment of offender workers.

Prepares shipping and billing documents for products shipped.

Assists in developing specifications for new equipment that will meet industry operation requirements.

Inspects work areas to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained.

Consults with subordinate supervisors regarding special orders, production problems, schedules, and delivery dates.

Inspects raw materials received to determine if they meet quality standards.

Assists in the management of a large industry operation.

Serves as the manager of a large industry operation in the absence of the Factory Manager II.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 

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((The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Vocational Enterprises Supervisor II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


Three or more years of experience in a manufacturing field (e.g., furniture upholstery and refinishing, chemical products manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, shoe manufacturing, clothing manufacturing, metal fabrication, engraving, chair manufacturing and assembly, etc.), including one or more years in a line supervisory or management capacity; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Industrial Management, or a closely related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the equipment, materials, processes, and practices utilized in an industry operation.

Comprehensive knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the necessary precautionary measures to be taken in an industry operation.

Intermediate knowledge of basic management principles and practices utilized in an industry operation.

Intermediate knowledge of general supervision techniques, training, and evaluation of staff.

Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of others.

Ability to prepare time and material estimates, and maintain records.

Ability to analyze production problems and recommend improved techniques and procedures.

Ability to organize and direct the training of offenders.

Ability to detect substandard quality of raw materials and products.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, offenders, customers, and others.

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