Typical job roles

Instrument and Control Technicians regulate and maintain measurement systems for chemical and pharmaceutical process flow, level, pressure and temperature. They are also responsible for electronic and pneumatic process control systems and safety systems.

This role is vital to the safe and effective installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems used in process facilities. Ensuring that instrumentation and control systems are installed and maintained in a safe condition, to meet safety and technical standards.

Typical Tasks

  • Carries out inspection, maintenance and testing activities
  • Fault-finding and repair of systems and equipment
  • Modification, repair or replacement of plant, systems and equipment
  • Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Safe Systems of Work
  • Interprets technical drawings
  • Prepares reports on work done

Entry criteria

4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Math’s for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Typical duration

42-48 months

Career/progression opportunities

Lead Instrument Technician, Instrument/Maintenance Supervisor, Instrument & Control Engineer, Maintenance Manager.

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