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Instrumentation is the branch of science that deals with measurement and control.

What do Instrumentation Technicians do on the job?

• Responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of instruments
• Required to trouble-shoot, de-bug and program controllers relating to mill process and other electronic equipment
• Calibration of instruments
• Set up and preparation of drawings and schematics for control loops
• Improve system productivity, reliability, safety and stability

Where do Instrumentation Technicians work?

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• AREVA and Cameco
• Pulp and paper industry
• Engineering firms
• Petrochemical plants
• Sales and service companies
• Oil refineries
• Gas plants
• Consulting firms

What characteristics do you need?

• High level of mathematical, electronic and computer knowledge
• Communication skills

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $38.46/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• SIAST – Instrument Engineering Technology
o Diploma Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Math B30, Math C30 and Physics 30
o Length: 77 weeks (five academic semesters) and three four-month paid Co-operative Education work terms

• Saskatchewan Apprenticeship – Industrial Instrument Technician
o Must be working in the trade and under the supervision of a certified journeyperson
o Completed Grade 12
o Length: 4 years including 1,700 hours of technical training and on-the-job training

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 June 2010 22:49)