Manufacturing managers (NOC 0911)

About this job

Manufacturing managers:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing plant or of a production department within a manufacturing plant, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager
  • are employed by manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • brewmaster
  • chief, production
  • director, operations - manufacturing
  • manager, foundry / metalworks fabrication
  • manager, furniture factory
  • manager, logistics - manufacturing
  • brewmaster
  • chief, production
  • director, operations - manufacturing
  • enologist / oenologist
  • head, production
  • manager, automobile production

Duties

Manufacturing managers:

  • plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing plant or the operations or production department of a manufacturing plant
  • develop and create plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
  • plan and manage the establishment of departmental budgets
  • 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

Work environment

A conventional controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.