Manufacturing managers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or the operations or production department of a manufacturing establishment
B. Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
C. Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
D. Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products
E. Plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and methods of work
F. Direct quality control inspection system and develop production reporting procedures
G. Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines
1. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 8.0%
2. Food manufacturing - 8.0%
3. Machinery manufacturing - 7.0%
4. Chemical manufacturing - 6.0%
5. Wholesale trade - 6.0%
6. Plastic and rubber products manufacturing - 6.0%
7. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 5.0%
1. Completion of a college or university program in engineering or business administration is usually required.
2. Five to ten years of supervisory experience in manufacturing are required.
3. Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.
3. Industrial Arts
Hourly wages ($30.64) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are close to the average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.