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Manufacturing managers

Description

Code

1321

Description

Manufacturing managers plan, direct and coordinate activities concerned with the production of goods, the production and distribution of electricity, gas and water, and the collection, treatment and disposal of waste. They may manage the production departments of large enterprises or be the managers of small manufacturing companies.
Tasks include -
(a) determining, implementing and monitoring production strategies, policies and plans;
(b) planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements;
(c) controlling the operation of production plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of parts and tools;
(d) establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimize costs;
(e) consulting with and informing other managers about production matters;
(f) overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment;
(g) controlling the preparation of production records and reports;
(h) coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements;
(i) identifying business opportunities and determining products to be manufactured;
(j) researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment;
(k) overseeing the provision of quotations for the manufacture of specialized goods and establishing contracts with customers and suppliers;
(l) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Manufacturer
- Manufacturing manager
- Production and operations manager (manufacturing)
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Production supervisor (manufacturing) - 3122

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