Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and Control Technician may select, install, commission, fault find and maintain electrical and instrumentation equipment in buildings and premises and instrumentation systems and core instrumentation equipment for process and control. (Includes ERAC requirements for an 'Electrician's licence'.)

Personal requirements of an Instrumentation and Control Technician may include:

  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good communications skills
  • Good maths and science

Instrumentation and Control Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Apply OHS practices in the workplace
  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
  • Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures
  • Compile and produce electrotechnology reports
  • Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics
  • Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components
  • Troubleshoot d.c. power supplies with single phase input
  • Troubleshoot digital subsystems
  • Troubleshoot amplifiers
  • Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
  • Find and repair faults in complex power supplies
  • Troubleshoot basic amplifiers
  • Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems
  • Implement & monitor policies & procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotech work practice

This job requires an electrical qualification (e.g. Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation) through an electrical traineeship or apprenticeship.