MaintenanceInstrument Technician

Instrument Technicians install, test, calibrate and perform general maintenance on equipment.

Instrument Technician

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Do you love working with technology? Are you detail-oriented? A career as an Instrument Technician might be a great fit for you. 

Instrument Technicians are highly skilled technologists. The great news is you can start working in this role with a high school diploma. As an Instrument Technician, you'll consult manufacturers' manuals to determine test and maintenance tasks. You will also use testing devices to inspect and test instruments and system operations and diagnose problems. This job also involves installing and maintaining instruments on new or existing plant equipment and processes.

Instrumentation Technicians work with a wide variety of devices to measure and control pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force, and chemical make up. You will get to work with Engineers on basic design and sometimes consult with and advise Process Technicians. In this role, you will perform risk assessments. Part of your job will also be to repair, maintain and adjust system components or replace defective parts.

There is a shortage of Instrument Technicians in the Gulf Coast area. This shortage will only increase as many technicians retire in the next five to ten years. If you love working with technology, a career as an Instrument Technician is a great fit for you.  Check out great training programs to help you land one of these great paying jobs!

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Check, Examine and Record
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Coordination with Multiple Departments
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Install and Dismantle Equipment
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Operate Machines
  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow plant policies and repair procedures
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and replace process instruments as a part of the plant's maintenance program
  • Maintain process instruments including valves, vibration monitors and other instruments
  • Perform required environmental compliance testing and documentation
  • Reduce cost of repairing equipment while maintaining or increasing the quality of repairs
  • Work closely with plant operations to evaluate both routine and emergency instrument work
  • Wear proper safety equipment in appropriate areas
  • Be able to move in and around process equipment and confined spaces

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Salary: $30-40/hour


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Associate's degree in applied sciences or industrial instrumentation or equivalent apprenticeship 

Preferred Education

Instrument technician certification preferred


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