Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Also Known As

Area Plant Manager, Assembly Manager, General Production Manager, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, Product Line Manager, Production Control Manager, Production Manager, Sub Plant Manager


  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Develop organizational methods or procedures.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Develop specifications for new products or processes.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.


  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions.
  • Speaking – Talking to others.
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people.
  • Management of Personnel Resources – Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.
  • Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.
  • Learning Strategies – Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions.
  • Mathematics – Using math to solve problems.
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers.
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
  • Management of Financial Resources – Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.


Education Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • Experience: 5+ Years Work Experience
  • Training: No On The Job


  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.


  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Speech Clarity – Speaking clearly.
  • Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
  • Written Expression – Communicating by writing.
  • Fluency of Ideas – Coming up with lots of ideas.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $83,890 $67,100
25% $100,030 $84,990
Median $124,290 $108,790
75% $158,200 $141,290
90% $205,930 $181,220

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