Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
Track competencies of subordinates and provide leadership and development as required to achieve the objectives.
Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
Develop and implement production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
Review plans and confer with research and support staff to develop new products and processes.
Coordinate and recommend procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, and statistical studies.
Develop budgets and approve expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources, ensuring that materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, and duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.