Do you like building things? Does the challenge of designing smarter, more efficient, eco-friendly products appeal to you? An industrial design engineer with that kind of drive is needed to steer the future of the manufacturing industry in the right direction. This can mean anything from designing energy efficient light bulbs or biodegradable take-out containers, to inventing solar-powered laptops or robots! If innovation and a technical brain is what you’ve got, then this is the career for you!
Roles & Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for designing and developing products, which may include testing prototypes, coordinating the manufacturing process, managing a small team, and ensuring that your company complies with appropriate manufacturing standards. You may also be responsible for making sure the machines involved in the manufacturing process and the raw materials used to make the product are environmentally-friendly.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills:
Understanding: life cycle analysis, air quality, pollution prevention, sustainable design, energy efficiency.
Skills: problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, technical programs, organization, English, management, report writing, research, communication, analysis, attention to detail.
Education and Recommended Courses:
A university degree in Engineering is necessary. Additional qualifications are an asset. This position requires at least 5 years experience in engineering. Important courses include sciences, mathematics, English, technical arts, and computers.