Job trends – Canada – Automotive engineer
Posted on November 5, 2020
Automotive engineers are involved in the research, design and development of machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. Automotive engineers are also involved in duties related to evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Automotive engineers can find employment in consulting firms, and in the manufacturing, processing and transportation industries, or they may choose to be self-employed.
Job prospects for automotive engineers
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The median wage for this profession is approximately 39 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 48.13 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||12||43.27||72.12|
|Prince Edward Island||20||31.25||53.33|
- Operating and repairing equipment, machinery and vehicles
- Mechanical Installation
- Maintenance and repair
- Management skills
- Co-ordination and organization
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Projection of outcomes
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Manufacturing and Production
- Processing and Production
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for automotive engineers is fair in most provinces of Canada.
|Prince Edward Island||Fair|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Fair|
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
There are 169 job openings for automotive engineers at present in Canada.
- A bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering or in a related area of engineering, such as mechanical engineering.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
- Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
- After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice exam, they are eligible for registration.
Professional license requirements
Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority. This requirement can vary with each province.
- Research on the viability, architecture, operation and efficiency of mechanisms, parts and systems
- Planning and project management and planning forecasts of components, costs and scheduling, reports and design requirements for machinery and systems
- Design of power plants, machinery, parts, tools, equipment and fixtures
- Dynamics and vibration analysis of mechanical structures and systems
- Monitoring and inspection of the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems on building sites or in industrial installations
- Establish guidelines, schedules and programs for maintenance and provide instructions to crews for industrial maintenance
- Investigate mechanical faults or unexplained issues with maintenance
- Prepare contract documents and review industrial building or maintenance tenders
- Supervising and evaluating and approving projects by technicians, technologists and other engineers
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