Production Manager

Production Managers focus on the daily production of clean energy goods and are concentrated on creating a final product from raw materials.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Production Manager is creating a monthly schedule to determine how much product to output on each assembly line to meet customer demand for smart building sensors to be placed in new LEED accredited buildings. The Production Manager also considers the demand for the other clean energy products that the plant produces, the labor and equipment requirements for each product line, and how to maximize efficiency.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

General Production Manager, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Manager, Product Line Manager, Production Control Manager

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$97,140

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (recommended), Certified in Production and Inventory Management certificate (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Analytical Skills, Time Management Skills, Organizational Skills, Management Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Construction Manager, Operations Research Analyst