Instrumentation Design Technologist
Industrial instrument technicians and technologists 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.
- Works with engineers and others to design, specify, size and select measurement and control systems;
- Participates in design reviews of instrumentation platforms;
- Requests quotations from external suppliers;
- Installs and commissions new measurement and control systems;
- Designs and connects wires and cable to CSA standards;
- Initiates modifications to improve existing control systems;
- Programs and configures microprocessor-based measurement and control systems;
- Validates process sensors to ensure applicability to the task at hand;
- Calibrates sensors and actuators;
- Creates or updates engineering work records be providing instrumentation documents such as datasheets, installation details, instrument index, loop drawings, or logic diagrams;
- Develops test scripts an configurations for test instrument arrays;
- Builds automated test systems for process control platforms, runs the tests, and evaluates the results;
- Maintains testing equipment constantly in a state of readiness.
Three-year college program in industrial instrumentation technology