About This Career
Instrumentation Engineering Technologists operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They may work with engineers and others to design, specify, size and select measurement and control systems. Instrumentation Engineering Technologists may also program and configure microprocessor-based measurement and control systems or oversee diagnostic programs and the installation of instrumentation systems.
Instrumentation Engineering Technologists coordinate with other trades or vendors involved with construction or ongoing maintenance activities. They work with pneumatic devices, control valves, electronic instruments, digital logic devices, computer-based process controls and control system design.
Education: A post-secondary diploma in instrumentation engineering technology or computer engineering technology is typically required.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the exploration and production, oil sands, oil and gas services and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Electrical Engineering Technologist, Electronics Engineering Technologist, Instrument Technologist
- Electrical Engineer
- Supervisor, Operations
Mild Physical Activity
Long Periods of Standing
Working from Heights
Some Overtime Required
Office or Field Based
Careers also exist in the following industries:
- Chemical manufacturing
- Heavy and civil engineering construction
- Machinery manufacturing
- Mining and quarrying
- Paper manufacturing
- Petroleum and coal product manufacturing
- Primary metal manufacturing
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Rail transportation
- Specialty trades contractors
- Transportation equipment manufacturing
- Truck transportation
- Utilities, including renewable energy
- Warehousing and storage
- Wood product manufacturing
Technicians and Technologists
Oil and gas services
Exploration and production
- Post-secondary diploma