Instrumentation tradespersons install, modify, maintain and repair instrumentation used in measurement and control systems. These instruments measure and control temperature, pressure and flow in processes used in industries such as petro-chemical, mining, food and manufacturing.
To become an instrumentation tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Instrumentation and Control. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Instrumentation tradespeople may perform the following tasks:
Instrumentation tradespeople may work in the minerals and pulp and paper industries, power stations, oil refineries, chemical processing plants and hospitals. Industry is increasingly using instruments in the monitoring and control of various processes. With experience, and sometimes further training, it is possible to become a supervisor or technician.