Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.
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.
- 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
- Production Manager (Forestry)
- Production Manager (Manufacturing)
- Production Manager (Mining)
Production Manager (Forestry) (also called Forest Manager)
Manages the production activities of a forestry operation.
Specialisations: Harvest Manager (Forestry), Operations Manager (Forestry)
Production Manager (Manufacturing)
Manages the manufacturing activities of an organisation.
Specialisations: Operations Manager (Production), Plant Manager (Manufacturing), Works Manager (Manufacturing)
Production Manager (Mining) (also called Mine Manager or Mine Superintendent)
Manages the production activities of a mining operation.
Specialisations: Quarry Manager