1310-Production Managers in Agriculture and Fisheries

Job Title: 

Production Managers in Agriculture and Fisheries

Job Description: 

Production managers in agriculture and fisheries plan, direct, and coordinate growing and production of crops and fish.


Tasks include:

  • monitoring market activity and planning production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as farm management practices and preparing financial and operational reports
  • conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of crops and fish
  • contracting with farmers or independent owners for production of crops and livestock, or for management of production
  • contracting with fishing skippers or owners of vessels and aquaculture farms for fishing and aquaculture operations, or for management of production
  • planning the type, intensity and sequence of farm operations (e.g. determining the best times for planting, spraying and harvesting)
  • analysing soil to determine types and quantities of fertiliser required for maximum production
  • purchasing machinery, equipment, and supplies such as tractors, seed, fertiliser and chemicals
  • identifying and controlling environmental toxins, weeds, pests and diseases
  • organising farming operations such as maintaining buildings, water supply systems and equipment
  • directing and coordinating activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting and grading
  • directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques
  • inspecting plantations and fields to determine maturity dates of crops, or to estimate potential crop damage from weather
  • overseeing the selection, training and performance of workers and contractors
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Farm production manager
Agriculture manager
Working proprietor (agriculture)

This unit group excludes

Poultry farm worker (6122)
Fish farm worker (6221)

Specific Occupations: 

Production manager in agriculture and fisheries

Working proprietor (agriculture and fisheries)

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore