22231 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers


22231 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers inspect transportation vehicles such as aircraft, watercraft, automobiles and trucks and weighing and measuring devices such as scales and meters as well as industrial instruments, processes and equipment for conformity to government and industry standards and regulations. They are employed by government agencies and in the private sector.


Index of titles
Air carrier maintenance inspector
Air transport inspector
Airworthiness inspector
Ammunition safety inspector
Boiler and machinery inspector
Boiler inspector
Broadcast interference inspector
Cargo surveyor
Consumer affairs inspector
Crane inspector
Electricity and gas meter inspector
Elevator inspector
Engineering department inspector
Engineering department inspector - local government
Engineering inspector
Engineering regulatory officer
Escalator inspector
Flight operations inspector
Freight car inspector
Insurance loss prevention inspector
Lifting gear inspector
Loss prevention inspector - insurance
Marine cargo surveyor
Marine damage surveyor
Marine surveyor
Measurement specialist - oil and gas
Measurement technician - oil and gas inspection
Motor transportation inspector
Motor transportation regulations officer
Motor vehicle defects investigator
Motor vehicle inspector
Pipeline equipment inspector
Pipeline inspector
Quality assurance officer
Radio interference investigator
Railway accident investigation officer
Railway inspector
Road safety inspector
Ship inspector
Tensile strength inspector
Weights and measures inspector


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Motor vehicles defects investigators
Conduct motor vehicle and motor vehicle component defect investigations, examinations, tests and defect-related accident investigations
Provide expert advice and testimony on specific motor vehicle performance problems or defects
Recommend improvements in vehicle inspection and licensing procedures and vehicle safety standards.

Railway accident investigation officers
Collect and analyze data from train derailments, collisions, and other accidents to determine the causes
Inspect and evaluate railway property, structures, rolling stock, signals, track structure and train handling characteristics to ensure compliance to operating standards.

Airworthiness inspectors
Conduct initial and regular inspections of establishments and individuals holding or applying for air carrier operating certificates and establishments engaged in aircraft maintenance, repair or modification
Inspect aircraft, advise of any deficiencies and detain aircraft suspected of being unairworthy or unsafe.

Inspectors, weights and measures
Conduct inspections and tests of a variety of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring devices and systems
Prepare draft investigative reports of findings
Recommend corrective or enforcement action.

Oil and gas drilling rig inspectors
Conduct onshore and offshore inspections of drilling and well servicing equipment and processes to ensure compliance with regulations and policies and to recommend improvements and corrective action.


Employment requirements
University degree or college diploma in an appropriate engineering field or trade qualifications and extensive related work experience are required.
Appropriate professional engineering or engineering technology certification and licences may be required.


Additional information

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