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Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities

What they do?

Manufacturing managers plan and direct the operations of manufacturing companies or production departments within organizations. They develop production schedules and implement changes to production equipment/systems.

Utilities managers plan and direct the operations of utility companies or organizations providing services such as waste disposal/recycling and the distribution of water, electricity, natural gas, and heating oil.

Where they find work?

1. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 8.0%
2. Food manufacturing - 8.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 6.0%
4. Machinery manufacturing - 6.0%
5. Utilities - 5.0%
6. Plastic and rubber products manufacturing - 5.0%
7. Chemical manufacturing - 5.0%

What education do I need?

1. In general, you usually need a college or university degree in your area of work. In some instances, you may substitute appropriate work experience for educational qualifications.

2. To be a manufacturing manager, you usually need a college diploma or university degree in engineering or business administration. You must also have five- to ten-years' supervisory experience in manufacturing.

3. To be a utilities manager, you usually need a college diploma or university degree in an appropriate field. For example, managers of transmission lines need to complete an electrical engineering program, and water supply managers require a program in water resource technology.

4. As a utilities manager, you also need several years' supervisory experience in a related utilities operations department.

5. Utilities managers involved in the transmission and distribution of electrical power, natural gas, and heating oil usually require certification as a professional engineer (P.Eng.).

6. Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.

7. Employers may also be looking for those with experience with manufacturing ERP or other software experience.

High School Subject that will help:

1. English
2. Business
3. Industrial Arts

What can you expect to make:

Hourly wages ($31.39) 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.

Average Wage

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities wages

Expected Wage by Age

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Wage By Age

Unemployment:

3% of Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for management occupations.

Unemployment

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at a below-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($31.39) are above the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (3%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be above average.

2. The retirement rate will likely be above average and the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers. This will not be significant enough to have an impact on the work prospects.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities are found in Quebec and Ontario while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland and Saskatchewan.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Business management

3. Entrepreneurship skills

Part Time Workers

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


2% of Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 86,600 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 5% since 1997. The percentage of part-time workers (2%) is below the 2004 average (19%) and has dropped significantly since 1997.

Age Demographics

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average retirement age (62).

Self Employed

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 29% of Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities are self-employed. This is considered The percentage of self-employed workers (29%) is above the 2004 average of 15% and has stayed about the same since 1997. for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


14% of the individuals employed as Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities are women. Compared to other industries, this is The percentage of women is 14% compared to the 2004 average of 48% and has dropped since 1997. .