22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians



22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
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.


Index of titles
3D computer numerical control (CNC) programmer
Computer numerical control (CNC) Mastercam programmer
Computer numerical control (CNC) programmer
Computer numerically controlled (CNC) technologist
Computer numerically controlled coordinate measuring machine (CNC/CMM) programmer
Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, numerical control (CAD/CAM NC) programmer
Computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programmer
Fabric design technologist
Fire protection technician - manufacturing
Industrial engineering analyst
Industrial engineering technician
Industrial engineering technologist
Injection moulding technician
Inventory control technician
Loss prevention technologist - manufacturing
Manufacturing cost estimator
Manufacturing technician
Manufacturing technician - industrial engineering
Manufacturing technologist
Materials handling technician
Methods designer
Numerical control (NC) programmer
Numerically controlled machine tool programmer (except operators)
Numerically controlled tool programmer
Operations research technologist
Planning technician
Plant layout technician
Plastics manufacturing technician
Plastics moulding technician
Plastics technician
Production and quality control technologist
Production control technologist
Production planning technician
Production technologist - sawmill
Pulp and paper manufacturing technologist
Pulp and paper technician
Pulp and paper technologist
Quality assurance technologist
Quality control technician (except chemical)
Quality control technologist - industrial engineering
Quality control technologist (except chemical)
Scheduling technician - manufacturing
Textile technician
Textile technologist
Time study analyst
Time study technologist
Tool programming technologist


Main duties
This group performs 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.


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."


Additional information
Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.
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.
There is mobility to related fields such as technical sales.


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