Production Managers

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Production Managers

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.

Fun facts

  • 2332 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 94% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 16% female Gender Share


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

  • determining, implementing and monitoring production strategies, policies and plans
  • planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements
  • controlling the operation of production plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of parts and tools
  • monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimise costs
  • informing other Managers about production matters
  • overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
  • directing research into production methods, and recommending and implementing initiatives
  • controlling the preparation of production records and reports
  • coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements
  • directing staff activities and monitoring their performance

Specific occupations

  • Production Manager (Forestry)
  • Production Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Production Manager (Mining)
  • Mine Manager
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Forest Manager
  • Harvest Manager (Forestry)
  • Operations Manager (Forestry)
  • Operations Manager (Production)
  • Plant Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Works Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Quarry Manager