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Instrumentation and Control Senior Technical Officer

Working as an Instrumentation and Control Senior Technical Officer you will develop and design briefs for industrial electronic instrumentation and configure, maintain and diagnose faults in industrial control system networks. You will estimate projects, prepare tender submissions and manage contract variations.

Summary of Training

  • Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities
  • Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
  • Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
  • Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
  • Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
  • Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • Solve problems in direct current circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra-low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Write specifications for industrial electronics and control projects
  • Apply methods to maintain currency of industry developments
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems
  • Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
  • Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
  • Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
  • Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
  • Set up and adjust PID control loops
  • Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops
  • Set up and configure human-machine interface (HMI) and industrial networks
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
  • Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations
  • Manage instrumentation and control projects
  • Plan instrumentation and control projects
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • Implement information and knowledge management systems
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Develop and test code for microcontroller devices
  • Manage contract variations
  • Design and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) networks
  • Design and use advanced programming tools, PC networks and HMI Interfacing

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Conventional & Organising

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Instrumentation and Control Senior Technical Officer - UEE61521
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

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