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Instrument Technician


Instrument Technician – Control Maintainer


CNL – Whiteshell Laboratories

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Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

Must have a Diploma in Instrumentation or Electronic Engineering Technology and be certified in the Province of Manitoba as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) or a Red Seal Instrument Mechanic with additional equivalent training.

Photo shows an Instrument Technician testing equipment with a device.

Full Job Description

The Instrument Technician – Control Maintainer is responsible for performing their work in an efficient and timely manner. The incumbent must adhere to industry standards for installation, repairs, and safety. Decisions on tasks performed in this position will be based on the Red Seal Occupational Analysis or as defined in the Engineering Technology Profession.

CNL Employees perform all duties in accordance with established health and safety and regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (i.e. utilizing personal protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notifies management or supervisor of all occurrences, injuries, illnesses or safety and health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers or any other on the premises in a timely manner and in accordance with established reporting requirements

A Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) or a Certified Industrial Instrument Mechanic installs, tests, repairs and monitors technical instruments used in schools, hospitals, laboratories, apartments and industrial complexes. Industry depends on the skills of the incumbent to ensure fire and burglar alarms, closed-circuit television systems, X-ray equipment, temperature sensors and other instruments are properly installed and are in good working order. Must have completed a recognized engineering technology program or apprenticeship with additional equivalent training.

Abilities & Skills

The incumbent is trained to install, examine, remove, repair and replace the following:

  • pneumatic tubing and electrical wiring on existing installations
  • temperature sensors and indicators
  • pressure and vacuum sensors and indicators oxygen and gas analysis equipment in laboratories
  • moisture and humidity sensing and indicating systems
  • sensors and indicators measuring speed, position and timing
  • components for X-ray equipment
  • pneumatic or electronic transmitters and data scanning systems
  • closed-circuit television systems
  • monitoring and alarm systems
  • radiation detection instrumentation

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use and application of applicable codes, regulations, and by-laws.
  • Good comprehension skills to interpret drawings and code specifications.
  • Willingness to keep up with new developments in the trade or profession.
  • Keep up to date with new developments in technology.
  • Work from drawings and sketches as required, able to provide material take-offs and labour estimates.
  • Read, interpret engineering drawings and specifications as outlined.
  • Good planning and organizational abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, especially when working with customers.
  • Teamwork skills when working on large projects with co-workers.
  • Work proficiently in a variety of assigned tasks.
  • Highly motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Problem solving abilities to change installation techniques to on-site working conditions.
  • Experience in a wide variety of industrial and commercial work environment.
  • Possess normal physical agility necessary to perform all aspects of the work.
  • Possess the physical stamina to stand for long periods of time, work in awkward or cramped confined locations.
  • Strength and the ability to work at heights on construction and industrial sites.
  • Work on scaffolds, ladders and mobile lifts.
  • Eye-hand coordination and dexterity and their ability to plan and think sequentially as well as three-dimensionally.
  • Manual dexterity required to perform precision work.
  • Knowledge of metallurgy and the effectiveness of the equipment being used.
  • Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools; and, their ability to determine the most appropriate means of proceeding with the work.
  • Able to wear and work in protective clothing including respirators.
  • Mechanical and technical ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic/electrical, pneumatic and microprocessor-based systems and test equipment.
  • Determine how equipment operates by looking at a diagram or blueprint.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all matters.

About CNL

CNL serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer, and, by fostering the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

We are proud to work with members in industry, in our supply chain, and in the research community to support the diverse innovation needs within Canada’s community of nuclear and radiation science and technology.


1 candidate


Pinawa, Manitoba

Last Updated: May 30th, 2023Categories: Jobs in Lac du Bonnet

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