22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

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

2223 – Technical inspectors and regulatory officers

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, geothermal power plants, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting engineering, manufacturing and processing companies, institutions and government departments.


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Example Titles

  • Computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programmer

  • Industrial engineering technician

  • Industrial engineering technologist

  • Loss prevention technologist - manufacturing

  • Manufacturing technician

  • Manufacturing technologist

  • Planning technician

  • Plastics manufacturing technician

  • Pulp and paper manufacturing technologist

  • Quality assurance technologist

  • Scheduling technician - manufacturing

  • Textile technologist

  • Time study analyst

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists

  • Develop and conduct production, inventory and quality assurance programs in manufacturing or in other industries

  • Design plant layouts and production facilities

  • Develop and carry out work study and related programs

  • Develop and carry out industrial health, safety and fire prevention plans and programs and conduct safety training programs

  • Develop applications using CAD/CAM (computer-assisted drafting, computer-assisted manufacturing) for the control of robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and other manufacturing processes and operations.

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technicians

  • Assist in the design of plant layouts

  • Conduct work measurement or other studies

  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the development of estimates, schedules, specifications and reports

  • Collect and analyze data and samples in support of quality assurance and industrial health and safety programs

  • Develop manufacturing and processing procedures and variables, set machine or equipment controls, oversee production and inspect processes.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program or equivalent in industrial engineering technology, pulp and paper technology, plastics technology, textile technology, manufacturing technology or a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technologists.

  • Completion of a one- or two-year college program in industrial engineering technology or in a related discipline is usually required for industrial engineering or manufacturing technicians.

  • Certification in industrial engineering or manufacturing technology or in a related field is available through provincial or territorial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.

  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

  • A college diploma in manufacturing technology and/or trade certification and experience in machining and tooling or metalworking is required for CAD-CAM/CNC programmers.

  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title "Professional Technologist.