Professional

Production Manager

Also known as: Manager (Production Manufacturing), Plant Manager (Manufacturing), Works Manager (Manufacturing).

Production Managers (manufacturing) plan, administer and review the manufacturing activities of an organisation to optimise resource use, minimise costs and maintain quality standards. 

Duties

  • Plan production policy in consultation with other managers;
  • 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

  • Interested in technical and engineering activities;
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Able to work as part of a team; and
  • Able to accept responsibility.

Salary

$110,000 - $220,000