Manufacturing Managers

NOC 0911


Manufacturing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or of a production department within a manufacturing establishment, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by manufacturing companies.


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or the operations or production department of a manufacturing establishment
  • Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets
  • Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget
  • Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products
  • Plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and methods of work
  • Direct quality control inspection system and develop production reporting procedures
  • Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines
  • Hire, supervise and train or oversee training of employees in the use of new equipment or production techniques.

Other Titles

  • Factory superintendent
  • Printing plant manager
  • Dairy plant manager
  • Distillery manager

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Organization
  • Adaptability
  • Communication Skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • Data processing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • People Management

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most university/college programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Completion or a university or college program in engineering or business administration is usually required


  • Five to ten years of supervisory experience in manufacturing are required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as manufacturing managers are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW) Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR)
$77,083 $84,513 $77,187 $110,891

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
3254 Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 20 90
3261 Plastic product manufacturing 90 175
Motor vehicle manufacturing 95 80
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 30 0
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 90 140

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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