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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.
Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville
Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Cape Breton 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|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-11|
Currently the chances of qualified Manufacturing Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Manufacturing employment has declined in this region in recent years, particularly in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Manufacturing in this region is sensitive to the level of the Canadian Dollar, as most products are exported to the U.S. market. The largest manufacturer in this area is the New Page paper mill at Point Tupper. Fish processing creates occasional opportunities, although some are seasonal operations. Most manufacturing management positions require business or engineering related university graduation, 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 Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- Premium Seafoods will rebuild the Arichat fish plant, which burnt down in August and employed 55 to 70 people seasonally. The company will also open its new shrimp processing plant in Petit de Grat in December, employing 30 workers.
- Premium Seafoods Ltd. of Arichat, which had its seafood processing plant destroyed by fire in August, has received approval to have a foreign ship catch its redfish quota. Processing will take place on the ship, but the company will try to place some of the 70 displaced workers aboard the vessel. Local workers will also unload the fish upon arrival in Arichat.
- The Point Tupper pulp and paper mill is showing a small profit eight months after restarting operations. Three hundred mill and 400 wood jobs have returned to the area.
- The Premium Seafoods groundfish plant in Arichat, which employs about 70 people, has burned down. The company also operates crab and shrimp plants in the area, and some workers are hopeful of jobs in the other facilities.
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