- Be part of a team that monitors systems and equipment in industry to make sure they are running safely and efficiently
- You'll need good technical knowledge, practical skills and attention to detail
- Progress into management roles or with further study and training become a measurement control engineer
As a measurement control technician, you'll monitor production processes and equipment, like control panels which check that a production line is running smoothly, or equipment that makes sure medical instruments are working correctly.
- Monitoring systems and equipment
- Using programmable logic controls (PLCs) and distributed control systems (DCSs)
- Designing, testing, calibrating and operating new control systems
- Gathering and analysing feedback data for quality control
- Installing, maintaining and repairing measuring instruments
You'll usually work 37 to 40 hours a week on a shift system. You may also be on-call for any out-of-hours issues.
You'll work indoors on a factory production line in a controlled environment, like an electronics manufacturing plant, or a hospital or research facility. You might also work outdoors, like on road or rail signalling systems.
You'll work in industries like automatic sorting operations, light and heavy engineering, manufacturing petrochemicals and biochemicals, power generation, or transport operations.
You'll usually work in a team under the direction of an engineer, but you may have responsibility for supervising craftspeople and machine operators.
This role would be ideal for someone with the ability to work methodically and precisely, problem-solving skills, and communication skills.
You could take a college course in a relevant subject, like electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, SEMTA and Tomorrow's Engineers have more information about engineering as a career.
With experience, you could move into a supervisory position. With further training, you could move into higher management or project engineer roles.