2141- Industrial and manufacturing engineers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

Job Description: 

Industrial and manufacturing engineers conduct studies, and develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, materials and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity. Industrial and manufacturing engineers are employed in consulting firms, manufacturing and processing companies, in government, financial, health care and other institutions, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties: 

Industrial and manufacturing engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan and design plant layouts and facilities
Study new machinery and facilities and recommend or select efficient combinations
Develop flexible or integrated manufacturing systems and procedures
Conduct studies and implement programs to determine optimum inventory levels for production and to allow optimum utilization of machinery, materials and resources
Analyze costs of production
Design, develop and conduct time studies and work simplification programs
Determine human resource and skill requirements and develop training programs
Develop performance standards, evaluation systems and wage and incentive programs
Conduct studies of the reliability and performance of plant facilities and production or administrative systems
Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs
Establish programs and conduct studies to enhance industrial health and safety or to identify and correct fire and other hazards
Evaluate or assess industrial facilities
Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff and other engineers.

Employment Requirements: 

A bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
A master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Additional Inormation: 

Industrial engineers develop and implement organizational and management systems, and manufacturing engineers design production processes.
There is considerable mobility between industrial engineering specializations at the less senior levels.
Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
Engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (2147)
Engineering managers (0211)
Mechanical engineers (2132)
Metallurgical and materials engineers (2142)
Organizational analysts (in 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X