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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||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 News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Atlantic Workforce Partnership created by the Council of Atlantic Premiers will align training and hours require to attain certification in apprenticeable trades throughout Atlantic Canada
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Stanhope beach resort was destroyed by fire. The resort owners are assisting the approximately 100 employees to find other employment with their other properties or within the tourism sector on PEI.
- A new Tim Horton's in Souris will employ 30 full-time and part-time staff
- CONTAX, a business software IT company, has expanded into Charlottetown and plans to employ up to 37 people over the next five years
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Funding cuts and cost increases at the English Language School Board may mean as many as 50 teaching jobs being cut for the 2013-2014 school year. Some of the job cuts may be through attrition as at least 25 teachers will be retiring by June.
- Fish plant workers are reporting finding other work in the area after the Mariner Seafood plant announced last week it would not be re-opening next month
- The Mount Saint Mary's building in Charlottetown was sold to the JTM Group who will begin rennovations to turn it into a home for seniors living independently or requiring community or nursing care. The facility will be open later this year.
- The Provincial Governement will contribute $6.6M for 2014 celebrations on PEI as well as $2.8M for rennovations to the Homburg Theatre in the Confederation Centre
- 75 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Charlottetown Harbour this summer, this compares to 51 ships in 2012. The cruises visit Charlottetown from May to October and contribute approximately $13.4M to the PEI economy annually.
- The Grand Slam of Curling will be hosted in Summerside in 2014. The event was last held on Summerside in 2012 and generated $1.8M in revenue for the city.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements to the Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena in Alberton
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for infrastructure improvements to the ball fields in O'Leary in order for the community to host Softball Canada’s under-16 national girls fast pitch tournament in August 2013
- Funding has been cut for the Atlantic Veterinary College's diagnostic lab. The $340,000 cut amounts to around 13% of the lab's budget.
- Mariner Seafoods, a fish plant in Montague, will not re-open this Spring. In the past, the plant had employed up to 200 people. Provincial officials and representatives from other organizations have offered to meet with those affected by the closure.
- A new general surgeon will be hired to work out of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlotteown. This increases the current complement of surgeons on PEI, resulting in an increased number of surgeries to be performed.
- The family medicine sponsorship program is accepting applications for their program which offers up to $110,000 over four years to medical students who commit to practice medicine on PEI for five years after their training
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