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Production Specialist I (Corrections)

  • Production Specialist I (Corrections)
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is production engineering work in the Vocational Enterprises Program of the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Job Duties

Performs production engineering work related to the operation of manufacturing enterprises such as shoes, clothing, and metal, wood, and soap products.

Assists in planning, designing, constructing, and equipping a variety of industries, including the development of new products; participates in the design, construction, and maintenance of tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures.

Develops and reviews mechanical and product designs for proposed or existing products; prepares specifications for materials and equipment.

Prepares cost estimates for products.

Assists in plant layout, method analyses, and time and motion studies; recommends revisions in existing products and factory layout.

Confers with and assists factory managers in establishing and maintaining operating efficiency, product quality, and production schedules.

Trains staff and offenders in drafting and designing production drawings and plant layouts.

Provides technical assistance in the development of new product and service activities.

Assists with the preparation and maintenance of resource materials and publications.

Receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through reports and quality of products and services.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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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.)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.


Four or more years of industrial or manufacturing experience in tool and die, machine, or product design; plant layout; development of production schedules; or quality control; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university which included coursework in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required 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?

Intermediate knowledge of materials, methods, processes, and equipment used in manufacturing operations.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of product, machine, and tool design.

Ability to determine product costs, equipment layout, and utilization of labor.

Ability to develop detailed specifications and evaluate the reliability of sources of materials and services.

Ability to evaluate production quality and develop quantity standards.

Ability to design machinery and products suitable for vocational industry manufacture.

Ability to analyze production processes and make modifications.

Ability to instruct others in drafting and designing production drawings and plant layouts.

Ability to follow instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively and prepare clear and concise records and reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.

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