Maintenance and/or Instrumentation Technician
Using mechanical skills and mathematics to further research.
Education: High school diploma or associate degree
Average salary: $47,657
Maintenance and instrumentation technicians are responsible for all things equipment, including calibrating, maintaining, installing, repairing, and more. In doing so, they make sure that all equipment is safe to use and up to quality standards.
Additionally, maintenance and instrumentation technicians also record and report data, which can be used to do everything from monitoring energy use to keeping track of production numbers.
Main responsibilities of maintenance and instrumentation technicians include:
- Monitor mechanical systems
- Perform maintenance and repairs, including automated equipment
- Ensure safety and productivity
- Analyze data and improve processes based on reports
- Knowledge of proper industry standards
- Mechanical expertise as it pertains to repairing and maintaining equipment
- Technical skills in wiring, calibration, and electricity
- Enjoy working with your hands
- Ability to creatively problem solve
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