Career Profile:

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer

Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, 2015
Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, 2015

$78,246

Median Yearly
Income

fair

Work
Prospects

4

Prospective
Employers

Industrial and manufacturing engineers develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, materials and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity in the ocean sector - from offshore to coastal energy to shipbuilding and marine transportation.

Work type:

full-time

Most likely to work in:

Cape Breton, Halifax

Most employees have:

Post-Graduate Degree / Bachelor's Degree

Certification:

Professional Engineer Certificate

What you do

Industrial and manufacturing engineers develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, materials and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity in the ocean sector - from offshore to coastal energy to shipbuilding and marine transportation. 





An Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer performs 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;
  • Conduct studies and implement programs to determine optimum inventory levels for large-scale production; and
  • Analyze costs of production for products and facilities.




What you need

  • Strong interest in organizing, managing, and integrating automation in the workplace;
  • Able to think analytically and logically;
  • Able to communicate and work well with others, as engineers often work in teams;
  • Abilitiy to problem-solve and work under pressure; and
  • Possess strong math and physics skills.




Who might be hiring?



Job Postings

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References and further reading



* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "fair", which indicates the changes of a qualified individual finding work is around average.





Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience


Secondary School
Co-op Options and Opportunities (Science Streams)
Not-for-Profits


Post-Secondary Educational Programs


Certificates, Diplomas, Community College
Acadia, Cape Breton University, Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, Saint Mary's, Saint Francis Xavier: Diploma of Engineering - Industrial and Manufacturing concentration
2 years, $6,000 / year
University Bachelor's Degree
Dalhousie: Faculty of Engineering - Department of Industrial Engineering
4 years, $9,000 / year
Dalhousie:Faculty of Engineering - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
4 years, $12,500 / year
Provincial Standards Examination for Right to Title and Practice

Certification attests that the holder has met provincial requirements for the occupation. Certification is required to practice this profession.



Graduate Programs


NSCC Oceans Technology Program
Advanced one year diploma for students with a Bachelor of Science or Engineering or an Engineering Diploma to further enhance skills in the oeceans technology sector.
Masters Degree
Dalhousie: Faculty of Engineering - Masters Degree
1.5-2 years, $13,000 / year
Doctorate Degree
Dalhousie: Faculty of Engineering - Department of Industrial Engineering
4 years, $10,000 / year