Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the development of estimates, schedules, specifications and reports
B. Collect and analyze data and samples in support of quality assurance and industrial health and safety programs
C. Develop manufacturing and processing procedures and variables, set machine or equipment controls, oversee production and inspect processes.
D. Technologists and technicians in this unit group may specialize in the development of production processes, quality assurance programs, plans and schedules in a particular industrial area such as metal fabrication, plastics, pulp and paper, or textile manufacturing.
E. Develop and conduct production, inventory and quality assurance programs in manufacturing or in other industries
F. Design plant layouts and production facilities
G. Develop and carry out work study and related programs
1. Machinery manufacturing - 10.0%
2. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 10.0%
3. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 8.0%
4. Architectural engineering and related services - 8.0%
5. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 6.0%
6. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 5.0%
7. Wholesale trade - 5.0%
1. Completion of a two- or three-year college program or equivalent in industrial engineering technology, pulp and paper technology, plastics technology, textile technology, manufacturing technology or a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technologists.
2. Completion of a one- or two-year college program in industrial engineering technology or in a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technicians.
3. Certification in industrial engineering or manufacturing technology or in a related field is available through provincial or territorial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
4. A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
5. A college diploma in manufacturing technology and/or trade certification and experience in machining and tooling or metalworking is required for CAD-CAM/CNC programmers.
6. In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title of Professional Technologist.
The average hourly wages for Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians is $23.53/HR, which is below average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.