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Industrial and manufacturing engineers conduct studies, and develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, materials and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity. Industrial and manufacturing engineers are employed in consulting firms, manufacturing and processing companies, in government, financial, health care and other institutions, or they may be self-employed.
engineer, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), fire prevention engineer, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, plant engineer, production engineer, quality control engineer, safety engineer, work measurement engineer.
- Plan and design plant layouts and facilities
- Study new machinery and facilities and recommend or select efficient combinations
- Develop flexible or integrated manufacturing systems and procedures
- Conduct studies and implement programs to determine optimum inventory levels for production and to allow optimum utilization of machinery, materials and resources
- Analyze costs of production
- Design, develop and conduct time studies and work simplification programs
- Determine human resource and skill requirements and develop training programs
- Develop performance standards, evaluation systems and wage and incentive programs
- Conduct studies of the reliability and performance of plant facilities and production or administrative systems
- Develop maintenance standards, schedules and programs
- Establish programs and conduct studies to enhance industrial health and safety or to identify and correct fire and other hazards
- Evaluate or assess industrial facilities
- Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff and other engineers.
Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers in Cape Breton Region
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|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-12|
Currently the chances of qualified Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Experienced engineers will usually find employment, although the employment base in the occupation in our region is limited. Competitive pressures force manufacturers to search for efficiencies in production, which can create some demand for industrial engineers. However, the manufacturing sector has experienced some decline in Cape Breton in recent years.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Glencore Xstrata Pie, owner of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, is boarding up and pulling its equipment from the idle site and is laying off nine contract workers. The mine has coal reserves, but it does not fit with the company¿s plans, and a buyer is being sought.
- Premium Seafoods will rebuild the Arichat fish plant, which burnt down in August and employed 55 to 70 people seasonally. The company will also open its new shrimp processing plant in Petit de Grat in December, employing 30 workers.
- Nova Scotia Power¿s biomass fuel plant in Point Tupper has officially opened, creating 32 full-time jobs. In addition, 200 people will be indirectly employed in procurement, tree harvesting, and trucking.
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