Job Definition

  • 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
  • establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimize costs
  • consulting with and informing other managers about production matters
  • overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
  • controlling the preparation of production records and reports
  • coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements
  • identifying business opportunities and determining products to be manufactured
  • researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment
  • overseeing the provision of quotes for the manufacture of specialized goods and establishing contracts with customers and suppliers
  • overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled