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Industrial Engineering Technologist

NOC #22302

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $36,000 to $53,000

Career profile

Industrial engineering technologists play a vital role in enhancing operational efficiency and driving innovation in the energy sector. They blend technical expertise, problem-solving and project management skills to enhance safety and sustainability and to optimize operations at all phases of energy exploration, production and distribution.

They develop, apply and implement technologies such as automation systems and internet-of-things devices to optimize drilling, refining and transportation processes. They analyze data to identify trends and assess production and other metrics to make informed decisions to improve operations, safety and compliance protocols and to mitigate hazards. They often work as part of a team with engineers, geologists and environmental specialists to lead initiatives to enhance efficiency and manage corporate resources.

Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Oil sands, Pipelines

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Developing and implementing industrial health, safety and fire prevention plans and programs and conducting safety training programs
  • Designing new systems and improving existing systems concerned with the production and distribution pf products, services, inventory and plant maintenance
  • Developing applications using CAD/CAM (computer-aided drafting, computer-aided manufacturing) for the control of robots, computer numerical control (CNC) machines and other manufacturing processed and operations
  • Developing manufacturing and processing procedures and variables, setting machine or equipment controls, overseeing production and inspecting processes


  • A post-secondary diploma in instrumentation engineering technology or computer engineering technology is typically required.


  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • Traffic Control
  • Confined Space entry
  • H2S Alive®
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Fall protection
  • Asbestos safety
  • Aerial lift training
  • Respiratory fit testing


  • Membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists and work experience is required to use the title Professional Technologist. Additional compliance criteria may apply depending on the province or territory. In some cases, provincial legislation recognizes Professional Technologists as licensees under the local professional engineering organization, capable of practicing professional engineering within a limited scope.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Safety-sensitive environment
  • Work away from home/in camps

You have strong computer skills as you need to be able to use many new software packages to do your job effectively. Having a strong aptitude for math, chemistry and physics, you can visualize 3D objects from 2D drawings.

  • Critical thinking
  • Engineering and technology
  • Computer use
  • Public safety and security
  • Design
  • Operations analysis
  • Document use
  • Attention to detail
  • Operations analysis
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Systems analysis