National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3


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0911 - Manufacturing managers

Manufacturing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or of a production department within a manufacturing establishment, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by manufacturing companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • automobile production manager
    • clothing factory manager
    • dairy plant manager
    • distillery manager
    • factory superintendent
    • foundry manager
    • manufacturing manager
    • manufacturing operations manager
    • manufacturing plant manager
    • printing plant manager
    • production manager - manufacturing
    • textile mill manager
    • tire plant manager

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • brewmaster
  • Exclusion(s)

    • Facility operation and maintenance managers (See 0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers)
    • Managers in transportation (See 0731 Managers in transportation)
    • Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (See 0016 Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities)
    • Utilities managers (See 0912 Utilities managers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or the operations or production department of a manufacturing establishment
    • Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
    • Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
    • Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products
    • Plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and methods of work
    • Direct quality control inspection system and develop production reporting procedures
    • Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines
    • Hire, supervise and train or oversee training of employees in the use of new equipment or production techniques.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of a college or university program in engineering or business administration is usually required.
    • Five to ten years of supervisory experience in manufacturing are required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.
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