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Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2262

Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers inspect transportation vehicles such as aircraft, watercraft, automobiles and trucks and weighing and measuring devices such as scales and meters as well as industrial instruments, processes and equipment for conformity to government and industry standards and regulations. They are employed by government agencies and in the private sector.

Job Duties for Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Motor vehicles defect investigators
  • Conduct motor vehicle and motor vehicle component defect investigations, examinations, tests and defect-related accident investigations
  • Provide expert advice and testimony on specific motor vehicle performance problems or defects
  • Recommend improvements in vehicle inspection and licensing procedures and vehicle safety standards.
Railway accident investigation officers
  • Collect and analyze data from train derailments, collisions, and other accidents to determine the causes
  • Inspect and evaluate railway property, structures, rolling stock, signals, track structure and train handling characteristics to ensure compliance to operating standards.
Airworthiness inspectors
  • Conduct initial and regular inspections of establishments and individuals holding or applying for air carrier operating certificates and establishments engaged in aircraft maintenance, repair or modification
  • Inspect aircraft, advise of any deficiencies and detain aircraft suspected of being unairworthy or unsafe.
Inspectors, weights and measures
  • Conduct inspections and tests of a variety of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring devices and systems
  • Prepare draft investigative reports of findings
  • Recommend corrective or enforcement action.
Oil and gas drilling rig inspectors
  • Conduct onshore and offshore inspections of drilling and well servicing equipment and processes to ensure compliance with regulations and policies and to recommend improvements and corrective action.

Working Conditions for Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Work may be performed indoors or outdoors, depending on the assignment. Relevant safety measures should be followed on-site.

Alternate Job Titles

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  • Air Transport Inspector
  • Airworthiness Inspector
  • Ammunition Safety Inspector
  • Boiler And Machinery Inspector
  • Boiler Inspector
  • Broadcast Interference Inspector
  • Cargo Surveyor
  • Consumer Affairs Inspector
  • Crane Inspector
  • Electricity And Gas Meter Inspector
  • Elevator Inspector
  • Engineering Department Inspector
  • Engineering Department Inspector - Local Government
  • Engineering Inspector
  • Engineering Regulatory Officer
  • Escalator Inspector
  • Flight Operations Inspector
  • Freight Car Inspector
  • Insurance Loss Prevention Inspector
  • Lifting Gear Inspector
  • Loss Prevention Inspector - Insurance
  • Marine Cargo Surveyor
  • Marine Damage Surveyor
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Measurement Specialist - Oil And Gas
  • Measurement Technician - Oil And Gas Inspection
  • Motor Transportation Inspector
  • Motor Transportation Regulations Officer
  • Motor Vehicle Defects Investigator
  • Motor Vehicle Inspector
  • Pipeline Equipment Inspector
  • Pipeline Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Radio Interference Investigator
  • Railway Accident Investigation Officer
  • Railway Inspector
  • Road Safety Inspector
  • Ship Inspector
  • Tensile Strength Inspector
  • Weights And Measures Inspector
  • Air Carrier Maintenance Inspector
  • Air Transport Inspector
  • Airworthiness Inspector
  • Electricity And Gas Meter Inspector
  • Elevator Inspector
  • Engineering Inspector
  • Engineering Regulatory Officer
  • Insurance Loss Prevention Inspector
  • Marine Damage Surveyor
  • Motor Vehicle Defects Investigator
  • Railway Accident Investigation Officer
  • Weights And Measures Inspector