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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.
CAD/CAM programmer, industrial engineering technician, industrial engineering technologist, loss prevention technologist, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2011-05-12|
LABOUR MARKET CONDITIONS
Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians make up a small occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the 2006 Census, the labour force for this occupation consisted of 110 persons. At the time of the Census (May), virtually all these people were employed. This was a decrease of 5% from 2001 levels. Over the same period, employment in all occupations increased by 7%.
People employed in this occupation work within a variety of industries including Manufacturing (41%), Mining/Oil and Gas (23%) and Professional/Scientific (18%).
Individuals employed in this occupation are younger than average. As a result, it is not likely that many jobs will be created due to retirement over the next 5 years.
According to the 2006 Census, the unemployment rate for this occupation was very low compared to 16% for occupations in general. Monthly reporting, November 2008 to October 2009, indicates that the number of persons collecting Employment Insurance benefits ranged from a low of 14 in November to a high of 27 in February.
GRADUATE FOLLOW-UP STATISTICS
In 2006, 13 people graduated from the three-year Industrial Engineering Technology program offered at the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. When contacted by the Department of Education for graduate follow-up, 62% of these individuals responded to the survey.
During the reference week (June 25 to July 1, 2007), an average of 100% of job-seeking respondents were working compared to 92% for all three-year programs. The success rate for finding related employment was 100% compared to 82% for all three-year programs.
Overall, results for this program were above average.
The reference week is at the beginning of the summer when most of the seasonal jobs are underway. For most graduates, this week would occur approximately one year after graduation which would have allowed graduates a full year to find employment. For more information visit the CareerSearch 2008 website at:
The employment potential for this occupation is FAIR. This employment potential call is based on a review of statistics such as past employment growth in the occupation, the unemployment rate for the occupation (based on the 2006 Census), graduate follow-up survey information, and economic forecasting. The employment potential call may be modified following in-depth consultations with employers, unions and associations.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS)
Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Human Resources, Labour and Employment (HRLE), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The provincial government has invested $227,000 through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation for interior upgrades to social housing units in Stephenville, Corner Brook and Port-aux-Basques
- Some forestry companies in NL have expressed concerns over a shortage of loggers since the paper mills in Stephenville and Grand Falls-Windsor have closed. Workers have gone to Labrador to work on the Muskrat Falls project.
- Husky Energy has reached a landmark of 200M barrels of oil from the White Rose field. Drilling has also started on the first gas injection well at the South White Rose and expects to be in full production by 2014.
- The provincial government's Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development has announced $422,000 for the Youth Innovation Program that will provide support to projects and technology in 24 schools throughout NL
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Health and Community Services has announced $3.6M in core funding over the next five years for a new master’s program for nurse practitioners in the province
- The provincial government's Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a call for proposals to evaluate new opportunities for harvesting, processing and marketing yellowtail flounder
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- An agreement was reached in Newfoundland and Labrador between the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and the Association of Seafood Producers over the price of crab.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The provincial government Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development is providing an equity investment of $2M to Icewater Harvesting Inc. towards the financing of a new fishing vessel
- The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association will close at the end of April due to budget cuts. Nine employees will be affected.
- The provincial government Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Services announced $14.3M for the final phase to implement the Continuum of Care Strategy for children and youth
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