1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1222-11 Production Manager (Manufacturing)

Plans, administers and reviews the manufacturing activities of an organisation to optimise resource use, minimise costs and maintain quality standards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • plans production policy in consultation with other managers
  • plans details of production activity in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available, and labour requirements
  • prepares work programs to achieve planned production and directs production control activities
  • controls use of production plant facilities through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of parts and tools
  • coordinates and directs quality control procedures, and the implementation of safety requirements, and ensures statutory requirements are met
  • directs research into new and improved production methods and products
  • controls the preparation of production records and reports
  • gives advice and information on production to other managers and clients
  • recommends and implements initiatives such as new techniques and products, purchases of new machinery and changes in staff levels
  • controls, directs and monitors production staff, organises staff selection, training, development and utilisation

Plant Manager (Manufacturing)
Works Manager (Manufacturing)

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