1321-Manufacturing Managers

Job Title: 

Manufacturing Managers

Job Description: 

Manufacturing managers plan, direct, and coordinate manufacturing production activities of large enterprises or as the manager of a small manufacturing company.


Consulting with and informing other managers about production matters

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

829 - Manufacturing Engineering
401 - Business Administration, Management and Operations

Specific Occupations: 

132101 - Manufacturer
Description : Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of a small manufacturing establishment.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Factory Manager

132102 - Production / Operations Manager (Manufacturing)
Description : Plans, organises, directs and controls the manufacturing activities of an organisation including physical and human resources. Measures performance, quality and implements continuous improvement strategies.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Distillery Manager, Industrial Production Manager, Operations Manager (Production), Planning Manager (Manufacturing), Plant Manager (Manufacturing), Plant Superintendent, Processing Manager, Processing Unit Manager, Works / Workshop Manager (Manufacturing)

132104 - Engineering Manager
Description : Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the design and construction of engineering and process plants.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Bankable Feasibility Study Manager, Engineering Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager (Mining)

132105 - Power Generation Production / Operations Manager
Description : Plans, directs and coordinates the work activities and resources of power generation and bio fuel plants.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Biofuels Production Manager, Biomass Power Plant Manager, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Manager, Geothermal Production Manager, Hydroelectric Production Manager, Landfill Gas Collection Manager, Methane Collection Manager, Wind Energy Operations Manager

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: In distinguishing between this Unit group and Minor group 312, Mining, Manufacturing and Construction Supervisors, it should be noted that both managers and supervisors may plan, organize, co-ordinate, control and direct the work done by others. In addition, managers usually have responsibility for and make decisions about: the overall strategic and operational direction of a business or organizational unit (for example about the kinds, quantity and quality of goods to be produced); budgets (how much money is to be spent and for what purposes); and the selection, appointment and dismissal of staff. Supervisors may provide advice and assistance to managers on these matters, but do not have authority to make decisions.

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa