22231 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2221 – Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

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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Example Titles

  • Air carrier maintenance inspector

  • Air transport inspector

  • Airworthiness inspector

  • Electricity and gas meter inspector

  • Elevator inspector

  • Engineering inspector

  • Engineering regulatory officer

  • Insurance loss prevention inspector

  • Marine damage surveyor

  • Motor vehicle defects investigator

  • Railway accident investigation officer

  • Weights and measures inspector

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Motor vehicles defects investigators

  • Conduct motor vehicle and motor vehicle component defect investigations, examinations, tests and defect-related accident investigations

  • Conduct motor vehicle and motor vehicle component defect investigations, examinations, tests and defect-related accident investigations

  • 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

  • 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

  • Recommend corrective or enforcement action.

Oil and gas drilling rig inspectors

  • Conduct onshore and offshore inspections of drilling and well servicing equipment and processes to ensure compliance with regulations and policies and to recommend improvements and corrective action.

Employment Requirements

  • University degree or college diploma in an appropriate engineering field or trade qualifications and extensive related work experience are required.

  • Appropriate professional engineering or engineering technology certification and licences may be required.