Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Salary
Job Description for Instrumentation & Electricity Technician
Generally, instrumentation/electricity technicians maintain equipment and electrical systems in a plant or manufacturing facility and ensure that they are running smoothly. Safety is an important focus of the job to ensure that all systems are safe for workers to use. These technicians also carry out routine maintenance and calibration on various instrumentation systems and other equipment in the facility to ensure that they work at optimal conditions.Read More...
Routing tests should be carried out in order to make sure that the machines are operating as they should. When systems fail, these technicians must troubleshoot and carry out tests to determine the issues and fix them as soon as possible; this may require reading blueprints, diagrams, or various manuals in order to determine causes. Then, they must carry out repairs and recruit outside parties to fix problems as necessary. Other duties involve assembling machines and carrying out electrical wiring.
There may be minimum physical requirements, as some duties may be physically demanding. Proficiency with hand and power tools is necessary, and some carpentry skills may be needed in order to carry out certain duties. Experience in a similar position and/or schooling relating to the job may be required. Those in this position must also have computer and record-keeping skills in order to document all maintenance and fixes to be carried out.
Instrumentation & Electricity Technician Tasks
- Coordinate with engineers, technicians, or other personnel to schedule and prioritize work.
- Determine present or future electrical requirements and coordinate with upper management to better understand them.
- Repair, maintain, and install electricity, air conditioning, and heating.
- Guide junior technicians in installations and ensure conformance to operational policies and procedures.
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Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation & Electricity Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Instrumentation & Electricity Technicians make a median salary of $74K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $64K on average.