George U came out of retirement in 2000 to become Technical Services and Environmental Manager for Ulster Carpets Limited. He values education highly - "education really is an absolute must, even more so now than it ever was in my day" and has an Open University degree. George also has a busy life outside of work, keeping a herd of Aberdeen Angus cows and breeding horses for showjumping.
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DescriptionProduction managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.
QualificationsThere are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available, as are S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5.
- Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs;
- Manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements;
- Monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records;
- Oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.
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