Greenup Industries is one of the leading companies providing top instrumentation services in the Gulf South. Through Greenup Specialty Services, our team provides expert training to prepare instrumentation technicians to do their job to the highest standard.
But what does an instrumentation technician really do?
Instrumentation technicians work in the on refineries, food processing plants -- industrial areas utilizing complex machines and devices. These complex industries, the petroleum field in particular, requires a high level of training to do the following tasks:
- Monitor atmospheric changes
- Monitor environmental changes
- Record and reports changes in atmosphere
- Monitoring device inspection
- Equipment maintenance
- Tailor measuring and recording equipment for jobs
Performing these duties in addition to general equipment maitenance regularly is essential to a site’s performance success. The operations of a site are highly dependent on the analytical computations of measuring tools. Ability to work with specific computer software, intricate calculators, electronic probes and meters are all skills that instrumentation technicians are required to learn. This means the proper training is a huge part of a tech’s job before being assigned a site.
While typically a higher education degree is not required for this type of job, an associate’s degree is often preferable. A good candidate for this type of role should have strong math skills, problem solving skills, ability to think analytically, strong attention to detail, and proper communication skills. This is why proper training is ever essential in staffing for this type of position. The responsibility goes beyond memorization.