Manufacturing managers (NOC 0911)

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Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Crunching numbers
  • Managing, organizing, administrating
  • Working in an office

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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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.

Skill type

  • Management occupations

Skill level

  • Professional

More information

  • * Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.