* Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines for multiple plants
* Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets of multiple plants
* Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
* Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
* Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.
* Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
* Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, or statistical studies.
* Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
* Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
* Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
* Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
* Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.
* Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders.
* Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
* Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
* Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
* Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.
* Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures of multiple plants
* Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.