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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.
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- 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 and 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 and 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 and recommend corrective or enforcement action.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers in Southern 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
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Currently the chances of Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. The growth in environmental regulation and safety may create some demand for this type of work in the future.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, 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 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Delmar Construction will begin work in the next few months on a major expansion of the Nakile Home for Special Care in Yarmouth County. The work will take 18 months to complete, and will result in seven new positions.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Mid Valley Construction will begin work in May on the new Islands Health centre in Freeport on Digby Neck. The centre is expected to be completed in the fall.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- General maintenance will take place at Shelburne Ship Repair on the passenger ferry MS Grand Manan over the next four weeks, employing 25 people
- Major renovations and additions will be carried out by Delmar Construction of Yarmouth on the Clarks Harbour Elementary School over the next couple of years
- Muwin Estate Wines Ltd. of New Ross, which has seven employees, will expand its facilities to lower its production costs and better serve its growing list of clients
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