Profession instrumentation engineering technician

Instrumentation engineering technicians assist instrumentation engineers in the development of control equipment, such as valves, relays, and regulators, which can be used to monitor and control processes. Instrumentation engineering technicians are responsible for building, testing, monitoring, and maintaining of equipment. They use wrenches, beam cutters, grind saws, and overhead cranes to build and repair equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Instrumentation engineering

    The science and engineering discipline that attempts to control process variables of production and manufacturing. It also focuses on the design of systems with desired behaviours. These systems use sensors to measure the output performance of the device that is being controlled.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Control engineering

    Subdiscipline of engineering that focuses on controlling the behaviour of systems through the use of sensors and actuators.

  • Instrumentation equipment

    The equipment and instruments used for the monitoring and controlling of processes, such as valves, regulators, circuit breakers, and relays.

  • Electromechanics

    The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.

  • Metallurgy

    The branch of science concerned with the study of the chemical and physical properties of metallic elements, intermetallic elements, and alloys.

Skills

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Test instrumentation equipment

    Check the instrumentation equipment for accuracy and performance using pneumatic, electronic, and electrical test and measuring equipment and hand tools.

  • Measure electrical characteristics

    Measure voltage, current, resistance or other electrical characteristics by using electrical measuring equipment such as multimeters, voltmeters, and ammeters.

  • Assist scientific research

    Assist engineers or scientists with conducting experiments, performing analysis, developing new products or processes, constructing theory, and quality control.

  • Assemble instrumentation equipment

    Build systems and instruments which measure, control, and monitor processes. Fit the instrument parts such as power supplies, control units, lenses, springs, circuit boards, sensors, transmitters, and controllers.

  • Assemble measuring equipment

    Assemble and fit together the different components of the measuring equipment, such as circuit boards, control units, sensors, transmitters, and cameras, to create precision instruments that are able to measure, transmit, indicate, record, and control.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Develop instrumentation systems

    Develop control equipment, such as valves, relays, and regulators, which can be used to monitor and control processes. Test the developed equipment.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Manage instrumentation systems

    Set up, adjust, operate and maintain instrumentation systems. Process and analyse data, and present research results.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Use hand tools

    Utilize tools that are powered by hand, such as screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, drills and knives to manipulate materials and help create and assemble various products.

  • Use wrenches

    Use spanners to adjust machinery and equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

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