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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||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 News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The federal government will contribute $1.3M to the Fortress of Louisbourg in 2013 to develop new visitor activities and promote the 300th anniversary of its founding
- The OldTriangle Irish Alehouse, based in Halifax, plans to open a location in Sydney and train up to 50 workers
- The federal government will contribute to infrastructure projects in Cape Breton, including work on community centres, fire halls, and trails
- A new biomass fuel plant in Point Tupper expected to eventually create more than 200 direct and indirect jobs will start producing electricity in May 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Construction has begun on a new space for North End Building Supplies of Port Hood. The bigger space is expected to be ready in early 2014, and the business expects to add to its staff of 16.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- East Coast Metal Fabrication, a Sydney-based company that does local fabrication as well as work for the oil, gas, mining and shipbuilding sectors, has received a loan from the federal government, which will allow it to expand production
- According to the developer of the Louisbourg Resort Golf & Spa, some work will begin on the project this construction season despite delays since it was originally announced in 2006
- The owner of GeoWash Atlantic hopes to hire additional staff this year for his mobile car wash businesses in Bedford and Sydney
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