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Plant or Factory Manager

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Executive Management

The plant manager's main responsibilities center about the over-all management, direction and coordination of plant operations in carrying out company or divisional production objectives at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements. These objectives are achieved in part by delegating authority to key subordinate supervisors in production, production control, cost accounting, methods maintenance and other related operations.

Work Settings

Both small and large businesses employ Plant Managers. This is a very demanding position and individuals must be willing to devote significant time to all aspects of the job.


Often promotion into this position is experienced based; with significant course work in courses such as operational processes and finance.

Job Outlook

10 - 15 openings per year throughout Central New York


Average annual earnings in CNY in 2005 were $94,540 with an average annual bonus of $9,989.

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