Industrial and manufacturing engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Conduct studies of the reliability and performance of plant facilities and production or administrative systems
B. Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs
C. Establish programs and conduct studies to enhance industrial health and safety or to identify and correct fire and other hazards
D. Evaluate or assess industrial facilities
E. Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff and other engineers.
F. Plan and design plant layouts and facilities
G. Study new machinery and facilities and recommend or select efficient combinations
1. Machinery manufacturing - 10.0%
2. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 9.0%
3. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 8.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 6.0%
5. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 5.0%
6. Primary metal manufacturing - 5.0%
1. A bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
2. A master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
3. 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.).
4. 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.
5. Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
3. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers is $29.47/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.