||1. Efficient and effective running of the production department.2. Delivery of high quality products that are manufactured to customers requirements.3. Efficient Production Planning and work preparation for the department4. Assist in the preparation of annual budgets.5. Achievement of Labour and Raw Material ratios.6. Controlling expenditure within the predetermined budget parameters.7. Management of staff and staff related issue i.e. attendance, discipline, motivation and training.8. Management of the ISO 9002 Quality Management System.9. Securing of best prices for purchases from suppliers.10. Sourcing of cost effective alternative raw materials.11. Communicating clearly and concisely in order to maintain good customer relations.12. Ensuring first class quality products are delivered “right first time – on time”.13. Controlling production efficiencies by regular, timeous and accurate preparation, recording and analysis.14. Designing and implementing waste and scrap control programs to ensure that spoils and wastage are kept below the agreed levels.15. New product development to keep up with modern technology and customer requirements.16. Inventory control17. Ensuring correct preventative maintenance is undertaken and machine breakdowns are effectively dealt with.18. Maintaining all safety standards.19. Continuous improvements in productivity.