Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers (NOC 2262)

About this job

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
  • work for government agencies and in the private sector
Common job titles
  • air transport inspector
  • inspector, ammunition safety
  • inspector, boiler and machinery
  • inspector, broadcast interference
  • inspector, consumer affairs
  • inspector, crane / lifting gear


Motor vehicles defects investigators:

  • carry out 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 and 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 operating standards are followed

Airworthiness inspectors:

  • carry out 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:

  • carry out inspections and tests of a variety of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring devices and systems
  • prepare draft investigative reports of findings and recommends 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
  • recommend improvements and corrective action.

Work environment

Work in this occupation  is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, or an outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to various weather conditions.

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