Industrial & Manufacturing Engineers
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
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. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Industrial Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer - profile interview (Manitoba engineer) and discipline description from EngScape by Engineers Canada
- A Day in the Life of an Industrial Engineer - The Princeton Review
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center: Industrial Engineering Overview
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center: Manufacturing Engineer Overview
- Sokanu: Industrial Engineer - occupational videos and info (U.S.)
- Interview: Automation Engineer
- Try Engineering.org
- What do Industrial Engineers do?
- What do Manufacturing Engineers do?
- What Industrial and Systems Engineers Do - Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
- Process Engineer career profile - ECO Canada
The University of Manitoba does offer a specialized undergraduate degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering. Please view the links below to learn about educational programs in Canada. If you are a U of M student who would like help selecting a degree path that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Explore Careers in Canada Job Bank : Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region)
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Canada
- EngScape (Engineers Canada) - labour market trends for the profession
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
- Engineering Institute of Canada
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - provincial listing from Engineers Canada
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) - Manitoba branch
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
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