How to become a Manufacturer

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

Personal requirements for 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.


Specializations

Manufacturer

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

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