Industrial Engineers

(NOC 2141)

Career Description

Industrial and manufacturing engineers develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, and materials to improve efficiency/productivity.

Duties May Include

Industrial engineers 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 program 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.

Examples of Titles

Consulting Industrial Engineer
Cost Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Safety Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Methods Engineer
Plant Engineer
Production Engineer
Safety Engineer
Work Measurement Engineer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Automotive Engineering Bachelor; Honours
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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Industrial Engineering Bachelor
Industrial Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Technology Foundations (ICET) Certificate; Online
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nanotechnology Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Physics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022