Manufacturing Manager

Also known as: Production Manager, Process Manager.

Manufacturing Managers oversee organisational and operational services to plastics, rubber and cablemaking manufacturing processes. Their roles will ensure production workers prepare of materials in a safe and efficent manner, coordinate logistics, organise oprocesses or people to accomplish production targets.


  • Plan production policy;
  • Plan details of production activity in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available, and labour requirements;
  • Prepare work programs to achieve planned production and direct production control activities;
  • Control use of production plant facilities through planning of maintenance, the setting of operating hours and supply of parts and tools;
  • Coordinate and direct quality control procedures, and the implementation of safety requirements, and make sure that statutory requirements are met;
  • Direct research into new and improved production methods and products;
  • Control the preparation of production records and reports;
  • Give advice and information on production to other managers and clients;
  • Recommend and implement initiatives such as new techniques and products, purchases of new machinery and changes in staff levels; and
  • Control, direct and monitor production staff, organise staff selection, training, development and utilisation.

Skills Required

  • Be interested in practical and manual work;
  • Enjoy a support role;
  • Be willing to occasionally perform repetitive tasks;
  • Possess basic mechanical aptitude;
  • Be able to work as part of a team;
  • Have leadership skills; and
  • Be safety conscious.


$110,000 - $160,000