Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

NOC
2233

Work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

14
 

Median Hourly Wage

$28.96
$20.12
Low
$40.07
High

Median Salary

$51,253
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

221
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

67%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries.

Main Duties

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists

  • Develop and conduct production, inventory and quality assurance programs in manufacturing or in other industries
  • Design plant layouts and production facilities
  • Develop and carry out work study and related programs
  • Develop and carry out industrial health, safety and fire prevention plans and programs and conduct safety training programs
  • Develop applications using CAD/CAM (computer-assisted drafting, computer-assisted manufacturing) for the control of robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and other manufacturing processes and operations.

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technicians

  • Assist in the design of plant layouts
  • Conduct work measurement or other studies
  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the development of estimates, schedules, specifications and reports
  • Collect and analyze data and samples in support of quality assurance and industrial health and safety programs
  • Develop manufacturing and processing procedures and variables, set machine or equipment controls, oversee production and inspect processes.

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.

Also Known As

  • CAD/CAM programmer
  • industrial engineering technician
  • industrial engineering technologist
  • loss prevention technologist - manufacturing
  • manufacturing technician
  • manufacturing technologist
  • planning technician
  • plastics manufacturing technician
  • pulp and paper manufacturing technologist
  • quality assurance technologist
  • scheduling technician - manufacturing
  • textile technologist
  • time study analyst
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • 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.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

17.4%
Female
82.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

8.9%
15-24
28.9%
25-34
13.3%
35-44
35.6%
45-54
13.3%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

4.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
4.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
51.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
14.9%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

67.4%
Manufacturing
14.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
9.3%
Public administration
9.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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10.60%
Northeast
19.10%
Southeast
34.00%
Southwest
19.10%
Central
17.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$57,423
Southeast
$72,582
Southwest
$36,825
Central
$39,879
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$51,253

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$58,516

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$51,253

Newfoundland

$69,380

Prince Edward Island

$41,633

Nova Scotia

$51,883

Canada

$56,091
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

14
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

50
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

58