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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 Fredericton--Oromocto
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.
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Currently the chances of qualified Manufacturing Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Manufacturing Managers may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of New Brunswick or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium-sized occupational group with a labour force of 195, and an unemployment rate (5%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of manufacturing managers is 44, which is above the average age (40) of all occupations.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing has been the weakest sector for at least the last decade and the most vulnerable during the recession. Starting from a very low base, the recovery will be significant thanks to investments in new techology and capacity. However, overall manufacturing employment will not return to earlier peak levels.
Despite the large size of this sector in the Fredericton-Oromocto area, the demand for this occupation is concentrated primarily at the "labourer" level. Manufacturing industries related to wood product manufacturing and the pulp and paper industry will still struggle to return to earlier employment level this year. Therefore, job opportunities in those industries will be more limited.
The outlook is brighter in food and beverages, fabricated metal product manufacturing, and computer and electronic product manufacturing.
An expansion to the Old Dutch Foods' plant in 2010 created 40 new positions increasing the plant's staff to 168.
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Date Published: 2011-08-11
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