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Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson

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The Electrical Instrumentation craftsperson is concerned with the installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical wiring systems and services.


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The work of electrical instrumentation craftworkers involves the maintenance and repair of all instruments used in the measurement and control of process variables (e.g. in mechanical or electrical services to measure the temperature, pressure and flow, as appropriate, of electricity, water, steam, gas, air or oil). The work also involves the mechanical or electrical repair of indicators, controllers, recorders and flow meters.  
 
Electrical Instrumentation craftspersons are employed in the following areas:

  • Installation of electrical equipment and wiring systems
  • Maintenance of motors and motor control systems
  • Installation of measurement and control equipment in pharmaceutical, food and other industries
  • Maintenance of the instrumentation equipment in these industries
  • Sales of instrumentation equipment
 


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You need to be able to read, understand and analyse engineering drawings. Good number skills are important to make precise measurements and make calculations.  
 
A practical approach to problem-solving is necessary. You need to work logically and plan your work.  
 
Co-ordination and hand skills are important for using a wide range of machine tools, hand tools and other equipment.


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