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Manufacturing Managers  (NOC 0911)
Halifax Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

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Manufacturing managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Halifax, Dartmouth, Brookside, Goodwood, Hammonds Plains Road, Hatchet Lake, Lake Echo, Uplands Park

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Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-05-31

Currently the chances of qualified Manufacturing Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Although manufacturing has been feeling the effects of a slow economy and is sensitive to the value of the Canadian dollar in comparison to the United States, there have been some major contracts signed or that began in the past year. Employment more than doubled at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax during 2010 thanks to Coast Guard, Navy, and supply vessel contracts. Some other manufacturing companies that have signed major contracts in the past year include Rosborough Boats, Ultra-Electronics Maritime Systems, IMP Aerospace, Cherubini Group, Marener Industries Inc, and Nautel. As of January 2010, companies who invest in new technology and equipment will be eligible to receive a 10 percent manufacturing and processing investment credit.

Manufacturing management positions often require business or engineering related university backgrounds, along with years of industry experience. Many in these occupations are promoted from within after gaining extensive experience with the company's production process.

In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Manufacturing Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.

Additional information on Manufacturing Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
  • Dartmouth-based Wartsila Canada Inc. and Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. have been awarded federal contracts totalling more than $2M for system design, refits, and conversions on Fisheries and Oceans Canada vessels
Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014
  • Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply underwater sonar equipment to German company Atlas Elektronik. Ultra employs 130 people in Dartmouth.
Week of Jun 02 - Jun 06, 2014
  • Yachtsmiths International Inc. will shut down its custom boat fabrication business in Dartmouth this summer, and move its operations to Prince Edward Island. About 10 vessel-fabrication specialists will be laid off as a result of the business relocation.
Week of May 26 - May 30, 2014
  • Musquodoboit Harbour-based MacKenzie Atlantic Tool & Die/Machining hopes to soon add seven employees to its staff of 18. The company, along with other area businesses EMO Marine Technologies Ltd. and Open Seas Instrumentation, are involved in building components for the Bay of Fundy tidal project.
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