Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics - Emploi d'avenir

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Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

In manufacturing companies and plants, from pulp and paper processing to hydro power generation, industrial instruments are vital to operations. Repair and maintain this equipment to ensure proper functioning.

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Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust, and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. They are employed by pulp and paper processing companies, nuclear and hydro power generating companies, mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, and by industrial instrument servicing establishments.

Main tasks

  • Consult manufacturer's manuals, circuit diagrams and blueprints to determine tests and maintenance procedures for instruments used for measuring and controlling flow, level, pressure, temperature, chemical composition and other variables in manufacturing and processing
  • Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults using pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices and precision measuring instruments
  • Repair and adjust system components, such as sensors, transmitters and programmable logic controllers, or remove and replace defective parts
  • Calibrate components and instruments according to manufacturers' specifications
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance work and complete test and maintenance reports
  • Install control and measurement instruments on existing and new plant equipment and processes
  • Consult with and advise process operators.



More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches

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