How to become a Manufacturer

Manufacturers plan, organise and manage the operations of small establishments that manufacture goods.

Personal requirements of a Manufacturer

  • Interested in technical and engineering activities
  • able to grasp concepts and think creatively
  • aptitude for computing
  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • practical and creative
  • good interpersonal skills
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • team leadership capabilities
  • able to accept responsibility
  • willing to adhere to safety requirements.

Duties & Tasks of a Manufacturer

Manufacturers may perform the following tasks:

  • identify business opportunities, determine new manufacturing processes and choose products to be manufactured
  • develop business plans and implement procedures for operation, marketing, pricing and personnel
  • research and meet regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment
  • direct the activities of production, warehousing, distribution and other operational units
  • maintain quality control systems for manufacturing, waste disposal, delivery and other procedures
  • coordinate orders for raw materials, supplies and equipment and arrange packaging, delivery and wholesaling of products
  • monitor the coordination of after-sales service
  • supervise the preparation of quotes for the manufacture of specialised goods and arrange contracts with customers
  • devise and manage the implementation of production-run schedules.

Working conditions for a Manufacturer

Manufacturers spend their time in the office and on the factory floor.

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