Industrial Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

Job Description

The work of an industrial engineer comes down to integrating systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. Industrial engineers conduct studies and develop ways to enhance efficiency. Their work covers how equipment is used, how human resources are deployed, and how technology is integrated into operations. If you think of yourself as a versatile problem solver, industrial engineering could be a good fit. Your skill set will make you a sought-after professional in the forest products industry. It’s an industry that is focused on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability. Industrial engineers are designing better ways to produce lumber and other forest products. They are greening operations by integrating environmentally sustainable energy systems, like co-generation from wood waste, into mills.

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  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You want to make a difference working in a green job
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You like machines
  • You have an analytical mind and like designing systems

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Education And Training

You have to earn a degree in industrial engineering from a university to work as an
industrial engineer. Students graduating from undergraduate programs in industrial
engineering often choose to become certified as professional engineers. It means
you are licensed to practice engineering, and that you’re a full-fledged member of
the engineering profession. Many industrial engineering programs oer co-op work
experience. This means you can earn money while you’re a student and also find out
first-hand why choosing a career in the forest products industry.

Concordia University
McGill University
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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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