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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.
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- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-31|
Currently the chances of qualified Manufacturing Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Although manufacturing has been feeling the effects of a slow economy and is sensitive to the value of the Canadian dollar in comparison to the United States, there have been some major contracts signed or that began in the past year. Employment more than doubled at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax during 2010 thanks to Coast Guard, Navy, and supply vessel contracts. Some other manufacturing companies that have signed major contracts in the past year include Rosborough Boats, Ultra-Electronics Maritime Systems, IMP Aerospace, Cherubini Group, Marener Industries Inc, and Nautel. As of January 2010, companies who invest in new technology and equipment will be eligible to receive a 10 percent manufacturing and processing investment credit.
Manufacturing management positions often require business or engineering related university backgrounds, along with years of industry experience. Many in these occupations are promoted from within after gaining extensive experience with the company's production process.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Manufacturing Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Manufacturing Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2013
- Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has laid off 14 workers in Dartmouth, leaving about 16 at the plant the company has been trying to sell since March. The company plans to consolidate all production at its plant in Guelph, but wants to continue operating in Dartmouth till a buyer is found.
- The New Brunswick government is providing $950,000 in the form of a non-repayable loan to Atlantic Hydrogen, thus helping the company to build an industrial-scale clean-energy facility at the Bayside Power facility near Saint John. Atlantic Hydrogen is spending $5M on the building. The facility will demonstrate the commercial feasibility of transforming natural gas into hydrogen-enriched gas. The new facility will employ eight workers in science and engineering.
- Halifax¿s gross domestic product should top 3% in 2015, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada. The start of the large navy shipbuilding project in 2015, offshore natural gas production at Deep Panuke, and active construction, financial and technical sectors will factor into the growth. However, 2013 is expected to remain a year of slow employment gains.
- The Irving Shipyard in Halifax will now need up to 140 employees to repair two commercial ships over the fall. There had been temporary layoffs at the yard in recent weeks, and more were planned, so it¿s uncertain if the staffing will involve new hires.
- Production has begun at the Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd. wood pellet plant in Upper Musquodoboit
- With $8.2M in repayable funding from Industry Canada, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. in Dartmouth will be undertaking a six-year, $27.4M program to develop smaller and lighter versions of the sonor arrays it now produces
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