Snapshot

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.

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Production Managers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
52,500
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1564
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

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  • 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

Job Titles

  • Production Manager (Forestry)
  • Production Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Production Manager (Mining)

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Forest Operations, Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • Diploma of Forest and Forest Products, Diploma of Production Horticulture, Diploma of Production Management, Diploma of Underground Metalliferous Mining Management, Diploma of Surface Operations Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability, Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management, Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining Management, Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management, Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining

University

  • Bachelor of Engineering*
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Manufacturing and Management

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Job Vacancies

  • Fri 7 May , 2021
  • Hazelmere, Western Australia
  • Warehouse Production/Pick Packer

  • ALFRED E. CHAVE PTY. LTD.
  • We have several warehouse and manufacturing clients based in Brisbane Inner Suburbs looking for laborers and pick pack workers. Experience is not necessary, but willingness to learn and grow attitude is crucial, we’ll provide the training. The role is essential to ensuring our customers receive the correct deliveries at the correct time and uphold our promise of delivering exactly.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Sat 1 May , 2021
  • Rocklea, Queensland
  • Tue 27 Apr , 2021
  • Sydney, New South Wales
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