Industrial instrument technicians

Industrial instrument technicians

NOC
2243

- Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

Install and maintain industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation in large processing industries such as pulp and paper, hydro power, mining, and petrochemical companies.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

19
 

Median Hourly Wage

$36.65
$21.00
Low
$66.00
High

Median Salary

$70,522
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

203
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

63%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust, and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. They are employed by pulp and paper processing companies, nuclear and hydro power generating companies, mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, and by industrial instrument servicing establishments.

Main Duties

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics perform 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, chemical composition and other variables in manufacturing and processing
  • Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults using pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices and precision measuring instruments
  • Repair and adjust system components, such as sensors, transmitters and programmable logic controllers, or remove and replace defective parts
  • Calibrate components and instruments according to manufacturers' specifications
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance work and complete test and maintenance reports
  • Install control and measurement instruments on existing and new plant equipment and processes
  • Consult with and advise process operators.

Also Known As

  • apprentice industrial instrument mechanic
  • industrial instrument mechanic
  • industrial instrument technician
  • industrial instrumentation technician
  • process control equipment mechanic
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- or five-year apprenticeship program in industrial instrument repair or Completion of a two-year college program in industrial instrumentation technology and several years of work experience are usually required for trade certification.
  • Instrumentation and control technician trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces and territories, except in Quebec.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified instrumentation and control technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

1.0%
Female
99.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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9.7%
15-24
32.3%
25-34
16.1%
35-44
19.4%
45-54
22.6%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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6.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
12.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
74.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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28.6%
Manufacturing
14.3%
Utilities
11.4%
Professional, scientific and technical services
45.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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21.20%
Northeast
9.10%
Southeast
57.60%
Southwest
6.10%
Central
6.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$63,409
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$91,702
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$70,522

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$83,896

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$70,522

Newfoundland

$98,319

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$89,856

Canada

$85,957
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

21
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

60
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

67