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.
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.