Control and Instrumentation Tradesperson/Officer

This occupation includes modifying, installing, maintaining, and repairing instrumentations used in measurement and control systems. These instruments measure and control temperature, pressure and flow-in processes used in industries including petro-chemical, mining and manufacturing. May also be called electronic instrument tradesperson and electrotechnology instrumentation tradesperson.

Personal requirements of a control and instrumentation tradesperson may include:

  • Enjoy technical and engineering work
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to perform intricate work
  • An aptitude for mechanics and electronics
  • Physically fit

Control and instrumentation tradespeople may complete the following tasks:

  • Installing electronic instruments and control systems
  • Repair and maintain electronic instruments and control systems
  • Examine and test electronic instruments and control systems to identify faults
  • Undertake calibration and ensure correct operation of instrumentation equipment

Jobs in this occupation usually require the completion of an apprenticeship in instrumentation and control. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require candidates to have finished Year 10. It is recommended to undertake a dual trade education in instrumentation and electrical apprenticeship.

Once you have completed your apprenticeship you may work for power and energy industries. These industries are increasingly using instruments in the monitoring and control of various processes.