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Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.
Manages the production activities of a forestry operation.
Specialisations: Harvest Manager (Forestry), Operations Manager (Forestry)
Manages the manufacturing activities of an organisation.
Specialisations: Operations Manager (Production), Plant Manager (Manufacturing), Works Manager (Manufacturing)
Manages the production activities of a mining operation.
Specialisations: Quarry Manager
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 55,500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in four workers have a Certificate III/IV instead of a university degree.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Production Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.