Industrial Instrument Mechanics do not tune guitars, pianos or any other musical instrument, except maybe during their spare time. Instead, they are the people who understand what all those dials, gauges and other doodads are on any large piece of machinery. And it’s their job to make sure they keep everything running smoothly and safely
As an Industrial Instrument Mechanic, you repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install the dials, sensors and other instrumentation that measure and control machinery in industrial and commercial plants. The instrumentation that you take care of gives operators information about the condition of machinery, ensuring the safety and function of the plant or system. So in some circumstances those instruments functioning properly can be the difference between making or losing thousands of dollars. No pressure.
Trade Category: Analyzer
Analytical, Detailed, Dexterous, Independent, Mechanical, Methodical, Precise, Resourceful, Systematic, Tactile
$66k - $95k Annually
$18.00 - $41.00 Hourly
40 hours per week, some nights and weekend work
As an Industrial Instrument Mechanic, you can work anywhere that uses large complicated machinery, including pulp and paper plants, power plants, mines, petrochemical and natural gas companies, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, or even health services.