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