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

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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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  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Rockingham, Western Australia
  • Warehousing/ Logistics Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
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  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Bibra Lake, Western Australia
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