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Becoming a Production Manager (Manufacturing)
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Becoming a Production Manager (Manufacturing)

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Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the manufacturing activities of an organisation including physical and human resources.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $2,137
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 16,100

What does a Production Manager (Manufacturing) do?

  • determining, implementing and monitoring production strategies, policies and plans
  • planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements
  • controlling the operation of production plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of parts and tools
  • monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimise costs
  • informing other Managers about production matters
  • overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
  • directing research into production methods, and recommending and implementing initiatives
  • controlling the preparation of production records and reports
  • coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements


  • Operations Manager (Production)
  • Plant Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Works Manager (Manufacturing)

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