Instrument Technician Job Openings - 11 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    DATACENTER TECHNICIAN
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Capacity Network Build Tech
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    Capacity Install Technician
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

    NEW
    Engineering Operations Technician
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,620

    Data Center Technician
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

    NEW
    Engineering Operations Technician II
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,620

    Data Center Technician
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    NEW
    Lead Tech System Engineer
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $96,407

    NEW
    Data Center Operations Technician
    Rackspace

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $96,407

    Data Center Operations Technician
    Rackspace

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,130

    Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular)
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

    Washington, DC

Instrument Technician Jobs

average

$61,130

  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Make Decisions

What does an Instrument Technician do

An Instrument Technician inspects, tests, and repairs electric, electronic, and mechanical instruments/systems. They also perform general maintenance on the equipment.

how to become an Instrument Technician

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree.

Education

Programs for electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually lead to an associate’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some of these colleges allow students to concentrate in computer electronics, industrial electronics, or communications electronics.

Prospective electrical and electronics engineering technicians usually take courses in ANSI C, C++ programming, Java programming, physics, microprocessors, and circuitry. The Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits programs that include at least college algebra, trigonometry, and basic science courses.

Important Qualities

Logical-thinking skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians must isolate and then identify problems for the engineering staff to work on. They need good reasoning skills to identify and fix problems. Technicians must also be able to follow a logical sequence or specific set of rules to carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and put together prototypes.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians use math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electronics engineering technicians in particular must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Observational skills. Electrical engineering technicians sometimes visit construction sites to make sure that electrical engineers’ designs are being carried out correctly. They are responsible for evaluating projects onsite and reporting problems to engineers.

Problem-solving skills. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians create what engineers have designed and often test the designs to make sure that they work. Technicians help to resolve any problems that come up in carrying out the engineers’ designs.

Writing skills. These technicians must write reports about onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing. This certification would benefit those technicians working in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry.

ETA International also offers certifications in several fields, including basic electronics, biomedical, and renewable energy.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Control Systems Technician. To gain such certification, technicians must demonstrate skills in pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation. In addition, they must demonstrate an understanding of process control loops and process control systems.

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Real Instrument Technician Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instrumentation Technologist University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Jan 12, 2016 $72,215
Instrumentation Technician University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Jan 12, 2015 $72,215
Instrumentation Technologist University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Oct 01, 2011 $68,000
Associate Instrumentation Technologist University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Jan 12, 2015 $65,650
Associate Instrumentation Technologist University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Dec 01, 2015 $65,650
Instrumentation Technology Engineer Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc. Durant, OK Jul 22, 2016 $60,473
Instrument Technician Greif, Inc. Deer Park, TX Aug 23, 2016 $60,008
Lecturer and Chemistry Instrument Technician Muhlenburg College Allentown, PA Jan 08, 2016 $52,490 -
$54,102
Lecturer and Chemistry Instrument Technician Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA Jan 08, 2016 $52,490 -
$54,102
Lecturer & Chemistry Instrument Technician Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA Oct 15, 2015 $50,230

Top Skills for a Instrument Technician

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Top Instrument Technician Skills

The three most common skills for instrument technician jobs are:
  1. Control Valves
  2. Pressure Transmitters
  3. Temperature Transmitters

RTD is the least sought after skill at the current time for instrument technician jobs.

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Top Instrument Technician Employers

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Top 10 Instrument Technician Employers

10 companies currently have Instrument Technician open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Instrument Technician positions are:
  1. Invision
  2. Amgen
  3. Turner Industries
  4. Aerotek

MMR Group, Invision, Amgen, Turner Industries, Aerotek, Leesar, Maverick Technologies, Lockheed Martin, J.M. Huber Corporation, Georgia-Pacific

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