Plant managers take on the responsibility to direct the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing facility. Their primary duties include overseeing staff to ensure they are following procedures correctly and safely, and encouraging high productivity to meet company production goals. Plant managers communicate with many people outside the facility as well, like company executives and suppliers. They must have excellent management and problem solving skills, and must be familiar with industry-standard good manufacturing practices (GMP).
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Training and Qualifications
Most plant manager jobs will require a bachelor’s degree in management or business, but experience in similar roles is what’s most important to employers. Sometimes production workers or other operations staff can work their way up to management positions.