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Instrumentation Tradesperson

Apprenticeship Year 10 Preferred

Also known as Electronic Instrument Tradesperson and Electrotechnology Instrumentation Tradesperson.

Instrumentation tradespersons install, modify, maintain and repair instrumentation used in measurement and control systems.

These instruments measure and control temperature, pressure and flow in processes used in industries such as petro-chemical, mining, food and manufacturing.

TASKS

    Instrumentation tradespeople may perform the following tasks:

  • install electronic instruments and control systems
  • examine and test faulty electronic instruments and control systems to identify faults
  • undertake calibration and ensure there is correct operation of instrumentation equipment
  • repair and maintain electronic instruments and control systems

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • enjoy technical and engineering work
  • able to analyse and solve problems
  • able to perform intricate work
  • aptitude for mechanics and electronics
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Technical/Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Apprenticeship Year 10 Preferred

To become an instrumentation tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Instrumentation and Control.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.


Additional Information

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Electrotechnology Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.

    Gaining dual-trade status by undertaking both an instrumentation and electrical apprenticeship is encouraged in this occupation. Post-trade training is also available in new electronic technologies and advanced skills.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Instrumentation tradespeople may work in the minerals and pulp and paper industries, power stations, oil refineries, chemical processing plants and hospitals. Industry is increasingly using instruments in the monitoring and control of various processes.

With experience, and sometimes further training, it is possible to become a supervisor or technician.

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