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Industrial and manufacturing engineers

Apply your eye for detail in manufacturing and processing industries. Spend your days evaluating and improving company procedures to optimize human resources, technologies and materials. Become a champion of efficiency and productivity in your field.

Average salary39$ / hour


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.


  • Enterprising
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • 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.



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CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) engineer; computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) engineer; consulting industrial engineer; cost engineer; efficiency engineer; engineer, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM); engineer, manufacturing; fire prevention engineer; industrial efficiency engineer; industrial engineer; industrial safety engineer; manufacturing engineer; methods engineer; plant engineer; production engineer; QA (quality assurance) engineer; quality assurance (QA) engineer; quality control engineer; safety engineer; systems engineer - manufacturing; time-study engineer; work measurement engineer.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Île-de-Montréal
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Grande région de Montréal

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