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Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.

Fun facts

  • Strong Future Growth
  • NA Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 79% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 24% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by manufacturers. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Manufacturer