Industrial Instrumentation Technician / Mechanic

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Industrial instrumentation technicians and mechanics repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust, and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation as well as interface instrumentation to a wide variety of platforms. In many organizations, they are responsible for all aspects of data collection and management, from the deployment of instruments to the delivery of documented data to the end user.

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Halifax Region

Most employees have:

Non-university certificate or diploma


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

What you do

An Industrial Instrumentation Technician / Mechanic performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Consult manufacturer's manuals, circuit diagrams and blueprints to determine tests and maintenance procedures for instruments used for measuring and controlling flow, level, pressure, temperature, and other variables
  • Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults
  • Repair and adjust system components, such as sensors and transmitters

What you need

  • Natural interest in technology and discovering how things work
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure and collaborate and cooperate with others
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Certification attests that the holder has met provincial requirements for the occupation. Certification is required to practice this occupation.