An instrumentation engineer is a professional who can understand and work with the finest and the most delicate electric and electronic components. He designs, assembles, disassembles, reassembles, and checks the working of fine and delicate components like microprocessors and microcontrollers, in products. This article provides more information about the job of such an engineer.
Instrumentation engineer job description
Objectives His aim is to control the parameters of a system and improve their productivity, reliability, safety, optimisation and stability. Many lucrative engineering opportunities await the newly-graduated instrumentation engineer. The instrumention engineer Aside from understanding and working with delicate and critical electric and electronic components, the instrumentation engineer must be able to communicate (speak and write) well. He has to clearly communicate to stakeholders and colleagues, and that too, in plain English, information about scientific knowledge employed, engineering processes, design processes, complex technical problems and how to overcome them, new product engineering, changes, and more. Time management He spends a lot of time in the laboratory working in complete silence. He also spends quite a bit of time on the fabrication floor. He may work a 40-hour week, but he must be ready for overtime. He must be a good leader as well. He should hand out precise instructions to his team and take precise feedback from team members. He is a guide, mentor and advisor. Activity Instrumentation engineers must build skills in disciplines like advanced process control (APC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), and others. The disciplines that he has to build skills in will depend on his job. His responsibilities -The design, maintenance, modification and development of existing and new control systems -Managing the operations and collaborating with different teams (design, operations, purchase, quality) -Understanding client requirements and precisely instructing/informing vendors, government agencies and business associates -Troubleshooting -Ensuring relevant compliance (quality, health, etc.) -Purchase of equipment -Advisory -Authoring relevant software
A degree is required to become an instrumentation engineer
Qualifications To become an instrumentation engineer, a prospect must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering. Such a degree will help him enter the profession – but it is not enough. If he wants to move higher up the ladder, he must get a Master’s degree as that will help him specialise in a particular skill and give more thrust and focus to his career. Once an instrumentation engineer completes his Master's, he can pick from the cream of instrumentation and control engineering jobs. An instrumentation engineer's job pays well, and the average salary of an instrumentation engineer with a bachelor's degree and with 5+ years of experience works out to about £42,500 annually.