Manufacturing Manager Jobs

Manufacturing managers are responsible for ensuring the manufacturing process runs smoothly, is cost-effective and delivers products to the desired quality and on time. Production planning, control and supervision are important areas of manufacturing management.

Manufacturing managers liaise closely with maintenance technicians, company buyers, suppliers, quality control and training departments, and health and safety inspectors. Manufacturing manager jobs also produce reports for senior managers and clients.

What's involved in manufacturing management jobs?

The exact nature of the work will depend on the size of the employing organisation. However, it will almost certainly involve:

  • drawing up a production schedule
  • working out the human and materials resources needed
  • estimating how long a job will take, costing it, and setting the quality standards
  • monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed
  • supervising and motivating a team of workers

At the pre-manufacturing stage, manufacturing managers are responsible for the selection and design of equipment, the plant layout, materials handling and manufacturing planning (including demand forecasting, production scheduling and ordering of material).

During the manufacturing stage, responsibilities encompass production control (the sequencing of jobs, updating time schedules, etc), stock control, quality control, health and safety issues and the maintenance and replacement of production equipment. A large (and often understated) part of manufacturing management involves dealing with people, particularly those who work in your team.  Manufacturing managers may be responsible for scheduling their work, disciplinary matters, identifying their training needs and progressing their career development.

Manufacturing managers will generally be educated to a degree level and work there way up in the industry.

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  1. MIG Welder

    Location: Prestwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Production

    Stafffinders have a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to work for a long-standing company on a temp to permanent contract.  Due to an increased workload our client in the Ayrshire area are looking for MIG Welders.
    This is a work shop-based role in a busy production environment and we are ...

  2. Senior Electrical Engineer - Dalgety Bay

    Location: Dalgety Bay

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    We currently have a full time vacancy at our clients site in Dalgety Bay, for a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    Main Job Responsibilities
    To oversee all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and current regulatory standards ...

  3. Mechanical Fitter

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £27000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    Our client are a rapidly expanding contractor working in the water sector.
    They have a large number of projects coming up which means they are recruiting for Mechanical Fitters to joing their existing team.
    You will be field based and work on various frameworks across Scotland.
    The vacancies will be ...

  4. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Site Engineer

    We are currently recruiting for experienced Site Managers to join teams based in the Cumbernauld area of Glasgow.
    These are full time positions for which you will be required to liaise with, and report directly to, the Project Manager on all matters relating to the relevant project implementation plan through ...

  5. Senior Electrical Engineer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £45000 to £55000 p/a

    Category: Electrical

    We are currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer for our client who are a specialist engineering service company.  They specialise in modular build projects in controlled environments, limiting environmental and HSE risk to their clients, with an innovative approach to water treatment.

    Main Responsibilities

    To oversee all aspects of ...

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