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Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities

Managers in these occupations oversee the operations and staff at facilities or departments involved with manufacturing items or providing utility services. Manufacturing managers plan and direct the operations of manufacturing companies or production departments within organizations. An example of a manufacturing plant in the Northwest Territories is McPherson Tent and Canvas. Utilities managers plan and direct the operations of utility companies or organizations providing services such as waste disposal and recycling, the distribution of water, electricity, natural gas and heating oil.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • Manufacturing managers usually need a university degree or college diploma in engineering or business administration, plus five to ten years of supervisory experience in manufacturing.
  • Utilities managers usually need a university degree or college diploma in an appropriate field.
  • Utilities managers need several years of supervisory experience in a related utilities operations department.
  • Managers involved in the transmission and distribution of electrical power, natural gas and heating oil usually require certification as a professional engineer (P.Eng.).

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects, but the duration of these jobs will be medium-term with only a few of the new employment opportunities continuing into the future.

Job Prospects