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Production works and maintenance manager
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.4% of employed doctoral graduates or 60 doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as production, works and maintenance managers six months after graduation.
This role is part of the ‘other common doctoral occupations' employment cluster.
A production or maintenance manager is involved with the planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes. A production manager ensures that goods and services are produced efficiently. They ensure the correct amount is produced at the right cost and at the right level of quality. The scope of the job depends on the nature of the production system: jobbing production, mass production, process production, or batch production. The job role is also sometimes referred to as an operations manager. Many companies are involved in several types of production, adding to the complexity of the job. Most production managers are responsible for both human and material resources.