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Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust, and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. They are employed by pulp and paper processing companies, nuclear and hydro power generating companies, mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, and by industrial instrument servicing establishments.
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- Consult manufacturer's manuals, circuit diagrams and blueprints to determine tests and maintenance procedures for instruments used for measuring and controlling flow, level, pressure, temperature, chemical composition and other variables in manufacturing and processing
- Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults using pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices and precision measuring instruments
- Repair and adjust system components, such as sensors, transmitters and programmable logic controllers, or remove and replace defective parts
- Calibrate components and instruments according to manufacturers' specifications
- Perform scheduled preventive maintenance work and complete test and maintenance reports
- Install control and measurement instruments on existing and new plant equipment and processes
- Consult with and advise process operators.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics in Prince Edward Island
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-02-28|
Employment prospects for industrial instrument technicians and mechanics are expected to be limited in 2012-2013 because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- According to Statistics Canada, Prince Edward Island had a net loss of 1,074 people to interprovincial migration in 2012 to 2013
- Environment Canada has given approval to AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically-modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale in Prince Edward Island
- The Community Welfare League of Montague received government funding to convert a downtown building into an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business centre. The ICT is expected to be completed by next summer.
- The provincial government announced $73M in funding for several infrastructure projects throughout the province
- Vessey's Seeds, a seed and gardening retail/wholesaler in York, has purchased a flower bulb fundraising company from the United States. The purchase will result in some new positions at the company's office in York.
- Vogue optical, a retail optical chain that started in Charlottetown, has been sold to New Look Eyewear from Quebec for $74M. The chain will continue to operate on a stand-alone basis and all employees are expected to remain working for the company.
- A mini-mall is planned for Summerside on Granville Street. The mall is located on a property formerly owned by Holland College and will open in July of next year.
- The provincial government has released a financial update that reports an increase in population, employment, cruise ship passengers, and lobster landings for 2013. Provincial GDP increased 1.5% in 2012 and the province has kept its current bond rating.
- The Governement of Canada, through ACOA, has announced funding for upgrades to the Summerside fire department, Summerside Credit Union Place, and Laurinda Park in Wellington.
- The City of Charlottetown has awarded two contracts worth $100,000 for upgrades to Confederation Landing Park. Red Oak Landscaping will do brick-paving work and OMD Construction will replace two gazebo roofs.
- The government of PEI announced a new food innovation strategy leading to the development of new markets and products, a new engineering design school at UPEI, and an increase to the Entrepreneur Loan program in the Throne Speech
- Convention bookings for the new convention centre in Charlottetown are up by 75% for next year compared to the bookings for this year. In total, so far, 42 conventions are booked for 2014.
- The provincial government has announced $1.2M in funds for a new addictions and mental health strategy that includes new intake positions, a new Chief Mental Health and Addictions Officer, and a new methadone clinic in Charlottetown
- West Prince Hospital has opened its new collaborative care emergency room for overnight hours. The emergency room will be staffed overnight by paramedics and nurses as well as on-call oversight provided by an emergency department physician.
- Innovation PEI will be funding eight projects to help companies reach the commercial production stage. The companies include Pure SCM, Stewart Mussel Farms, GetGifted, Portsmouth Atlantic, Acadian Machine Works, Spry Point, Worklinks and Trout River.
- Cavendish Farms, a potato processing plant in New Annan, has laid off 60 of its employees. The company cites increased production from competing plants and a need to create efficiencies in their own plant as reasons for the lay off.
- Target will open its Charlottetown store on November 13. The company has hired 120 people and plans on recruiting 20 to 30 more for the Christmas shopping season.
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