Manufacturing

Processing and Manufacturing Supervisor/Central Control Operator

The following are examples of job functions for a Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities Supervisor/Central Control Operator that demand some level of proficiency with digital tools, devices, and systems:

  • Controlling process start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting as required
  • Monitoring and adjusting physical and chemical processes
  • Shutting down, isolating, and preparing process units or production equipment for maintenance
  • Sampling products, performing tests, and recording data
  • Maintaining production logs
  • Monitoring and maintaining inventory¬†
  • Supervising the production staff

Examples of Digital Tools, Devices and Systems for Processing and Manufacturing Supervisor/Central Control Operator
  • Windows Operating System, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Electronic or computerized control panel from a central control room to monitor and adjust physical and chemical processes for several processing units
  • Specialized software/technology for supervising, monitoring, and reporting including planning workload and staffing schedules, monitoring, and maintaining inventory of packaging, labels, and raw ingredients, producing daily operating reports, as well as weekly production maps, etc.
  • Automated machinery used in processing and manufacturing
  • Workflow management/program management software
  • Systems for data gathering, handling, and processing including software to perform tests, record data, carry out statistical process control on process operations and write production logs.
  • Communication and collaboration tools for example to communicate with planning teams and for effective and efficient scheduling of production
  • Hardware and equipment with digital interface/computerised control panels
  • Processes to perform hardware and software troubleshooting including control process start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting and shut down, isolation and preparation of process units or production equipment for maintenance