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Job Requirements

Instrument and Control Technicians perform installations, commissioning, fabrications, modifications, overhaul inspections, troubleshooting, predictive maintenance, repair and preventative maintenance on the equipment and/or systems. (Source: Power Workers’ Union)

Educational requirements:

2-year, post-secondary Instrumentation Technician program and certification/certificate of qualification.

National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC code:

  • 22312 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

Working Conditions

Electrical engineer working in the control room of a modern power generation plant
  • Individuals working in power generating facilities and plants spend the majority of their shifts on their feet completing their tasks which can include monitoring, servicing, and testing.
  • Typically, work is completed in 12-hour shifts, which include days, nights and extend over weekends and holidays to ensure 24/7 power generation.