MANUFACTURERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
identifying business opportunities, devising new manufacturing processes and determining products to be manufactured
developing business plans and implementing operational, marketing, human resource and pricing procedures
researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment
directing the activities of production, warehouse, distribution and other operating units
maintaining quality control systems for manufacturing, waste disposal, delivery and other procedures
coordinating orders for raw materials, supplies and equipment, and arranging packaging, delivery and wholesaling of products
overseeing the coordination of after-sales service
overseeing the provision of quotes for the manufacture of specialised goods and arranging contracts with customers
may devise and oversee the implementation of production run schedules