0911 Manufacturing managers

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Lead statement

Manufacturing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or of a production department within a manufacturing establishment, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • automobile production manager
  • clothing factory manager
  • dairy plant manager
  • distillery manager
  • factory superintendent
  • foundry manager
  • manufacturing manager
  • operations manager, manufacturing
  • plant manager, manufacturing
  • printing plant manager
  • production manager – manufacturing
  • textile mill manager
  • tire plant manager

Main duties

  • Manufacturing managers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or the operations or production department of a manufacturing establishment
    • Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
    • Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
    • Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products
    • Plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and methods of work
    • Direct quality control inspection system and develop production reporting procedures
    • Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines
    • Hire, supervise and train or oversee training of employees in the use of new equipment or production techniques.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of a college or university program in engineering or business administration is usually required.
  • Five to ten years of supervisory experience in manufacturing are required.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

  • Facility operation and maintenance managers (07140714)
  • Managers in transportation (07310731)
  • Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (00160016)
  • Utilities managers (09120912)