Instrument Technicians assemble, calibrate, and maintain instruments used in industrial and manufacturing facilities to control, monitor record, and measure processes and systems.Clic para leer en espanol
Instrument Technicians are also known as Instrumentation Technicians, Analyzer Technicians, and I&E Technicians
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The Construction Industry needs to attract new workers annually to keep up with the current employment demand. Because of this demand, Construction Industry leaders saw a need to continue making plans to host the annual Exposition. A primary goal of the event was for these Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to have an opportunity to explore the many facets of the Industry as they participated in some of the 21 different hands-on activity stations and learned about career/educational opportunities as they spoke with Construction Industry/College professionals. A secondary goal was to give the CTE teachers new connections to current endeavors in the Industry, provide them with an opportunity to meet Industry leaders, and make the teachers aware of the numerous job opportunities for their students.
For as high as these salaries are, the reality is that what skilled craft professionals earn is typically far greater. The salaries listed in NCCER’s survey are average base salaries, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives. Construction is known for having plenty of overtime and travel opportunities as well as bonuses. Not to mention, many contractors also have incentives in which they pay for employee training, vacation time, retirement plans, cell phones, vehicle allowances and/or per diem or housing depending on the length of a project.
The tuition-free training is available in various fields, including electrical, instrumentation, millwright and pipefitting disciplines and advanced training in welding. The training is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), giving students portable, industry-recognized certifications and skills.
This line of work has the same concepts as most other jobs: planning, executing, and adapting. It’s just a different environment. Following procedure is a very integral part of the day. Missteps can make a difference between life and death. Forgetting to shut off a valve, not locking out and tagging out, or not checking my surroundings can make or ruin my day. There are so many different job hazards to watch for. That is why we follow procedures to ensure that these hazards are kept at bay, and so that we may be able to go home to our families the exact same way we came in.
Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), a training affiliate of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, honored 44 graduates in millwright, instrumentation, pipefitting, industrial painting and sheet metal at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 5. More than 200 people, including graduates, guests, instructors, managers, and industrial owners filled the banquet hall to applaud the students’ accomplishments.