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

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$83,424

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

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

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • completion of a college or university program in engineering or business administration is usually required.
  • five to 10 years of supervisory experience in manufacturing are required.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Operations Management/Supervision

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
200
Average annual employment growth:
0.2%
Expected number of job openings:
100
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
200
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
110
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
7,210
Average annual employment growth:
0.5%
Expected number of job openings:
3,360
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
120
Average annual employment growth:
-5.1%
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
120
Average annual employment growth:
2.3%
Expected number of job openings:
90
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
1,440
Average annual employment growth:
0.2%
Expected number of job openings:
670
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
1,210
Average annual employment growth:
-0.2%
Expected number of job openings:
490

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

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.