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Technical Instrumentation

Aliases: Instrumentation Engineering Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Capital Goods and Manufacturing


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Technician Instrumentation is expected to perform include:

  • Dismantling removing and replacing a range of instruments and faulty peripheral components down to unit and component level
  • Dismantling, removing and replacing a range of instruments and faulty peripheral components down to unit and component level 
  • Setting up test equipment 
  • Calibrating and testing measuring and control equipment for correct operation in accordance to approved procedures 
  • Troubleshooting components of instruments 
  • Documenting parts replacement and repair
  • Performing maintenance activities 
  • Complying with the health and safety regulations

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team 
  • Travelling is not required 
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available

 

Working hours

  • Working hours are 8/12 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

  • Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Minimum – Diploma(10+) – Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic / Mechatronics
  • Certified training for Technical Instrumentation (programme aligned to CSC/ Q 0802 released by Capital Goods Skill Council)

 

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of procedures to be carried out before starting work on the installation
  • Knowledge of standards, legislative or regulatory requirements applicable to the measuring equipment and/or its calibration
  • Understanding of standard operating procedures for calibrating the measuring equipment and the tools and equipment required to do so
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures for commissioning the measuring equipment
  • Proficiency in calibration records to be kept/maintained in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Experienced in measuring equipment specifications, operation, wearing parts, connections and components
  • Proficiency in using appropriate tools and equipment to check measuring equipment for faults
  • Proficiency in using appropriate techniques to check the calibration of the measuring equipment for conformance to specifications
  • Proficiency in calibrating the measuring equipment against the appropriate physical standard
  • Knowledge of re-commissioning the measuring equipment
  • Skilled in the procedure of checking the measuring equipment and the tools and equipment to be used when checking the measuring equipment
  • Knowledge of common fault(s) that may be found in the measuring equipment
  • Understanding of effects of faults on the performance/accuracy of the measuring equipment
  • Knowledge of hazards and controls associated with calibrating measuring equipment
  • Well versed with functionality of the equipment and tolerance levels for calibration
  • Knowledge of instrumentation principles (e.g. controlling density, level, flow, temperature, composition of a range of materials)
  • Knowledge of principles of hydraulic and pneumatic flow
  • Aware of application principles in assessing operation of instrumentation systems, equipment/components
  • Knowledge of procedures and equipment for inspecting and testing instrumentation system
  • Proficiency in calibration procedures of instrumentation systems and equipment/ components
  • Understanding of purpose/operational function of instrumentation system
  • Well versed of specifications of each instrumentation system and acceptable deviations from specifications
  • Knowledge of procedures for repairing faulty instrumentation system
  • Experienced in dismantling, reassembly and testing techniques
  • Knowledge of  correct operation of the instrumentation system including the procedures for isolating instrumentation systems 
  • Knowledge of  range of faults in instrumentation system/equipment components 
  • Knowledge of  procedures for checking and verifying the operational function of the instrumentation system/equipment 
  • Knowledge of  procedures for recording and completing service reports 
  • Aware of operational specifications of the instrumentation system/equipment
  • Understanding of variations between test results and operational specifications
  • Aware of probable causes of faults in instrumentation system/equipment components
  • Basic knowledge of action to be taken to rectify the causes of faults in instrumentation systems/ equipment
  • Aware of sequence of events to be undertaken to correct faults in the instrumentation system/equipment components
  • Knowledge of methods of determining procedures
  • Aware of procedures for reporting faults
  • Knowledge of difference between real and potential faults
  • Knowledge of procedures for recording/documenting test and calibration results
  • Well versed with function and procedures for zero, span and range checks on instrumentation systems/equipment
  • Understanding of equipment required to carry out the calibration of instrumentation systems/ equipment

 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • National Institute Of Management 
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute 
  • Hindustan Institute Of Engineering Technology, Chennai 
  • ITIs across India

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/model_curriculum_diploma_Mechanical_engineering_040912.pdf

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Technician Instrumentation → Instrumentation Supervisor

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3

  • For freshers - ₹ 11,000 to ₹12 per month

  • For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more- ₹ 30,000 to ₹35,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Minimum 1 year in manufacturing (Capital Goods)

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
KEYWORDS 

  • Technical Instrumentation

  • Instrumentation Technician

  • Instrumentation Engineer Technician

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157311.0101Technical Instrumentation
ISCO 20087311 Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers
NIC 200826519Manufacture of other measuring n.e.c.
QP ReferenceCSC/ Q 0802Technician Instrumentation
NSQF4NA
REFERENCES 
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http://dhi.nic.in/WG_CGES_rep_2011-17.pdf

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1 Qualification Pack – Technical Instrumentation

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2 Qualification Pack – Technical Instrumentation

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http://www.payscale.com/rcsearch.aspx?str=Instrumentation

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http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/stock-market-experts-expectations-from-various-sectors-2014/1/201839.html

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5 “Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Capital Goods sector (2012-17, 2017-22) – A Report” released by NSDC

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http://www.cgsc.in/Humanresource_skill_requirement.pdf
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