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      Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the manufacturing activities of an organisation including physical and human resources.

      Skill Level: 1


        Operations Manager (Production)
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    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Production Manager (Manufacturing) is $ 127,230 for male employees and $ 88,660 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 47.3 Females: 43.3 Persons: 46.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 1335 Production managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Production Manager (Manufacturing)

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    Production Manager (Manufacturing) job description, duties and education requirements


      PRODUCTION MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • 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
      • directing staff activities and monitoring their performance


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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