Instrumentation Design Engineer
If you are the type of person who enjoys creating, learning, and developing tools used for a variety of different, complex tasks, the role of an instrumentation design engineer may be for you. These individuals create a wide variety of instruments to be used for tasks such as laboratory research, simulators for nuclear plant operators, and spacecraft instrumentation to name a few.
An instrumentation design engineer is responsible for creating and building a variety of unique instruments used by professionals in different fields. This involves:
- Drawing and creating prototypes
- Testing and troubleshooting
- Installing instruments
- Working with clients to develop products
As for responsibilities, commonly seen requirements shown in job descriptions may include some or all of the following:
- Development of project specific specifications
- Stay current with industry codes and standards
- Perform work that involves conventional and emerging engineering practices and techniques
- Implement changes as required
- Review work to ensure quality
The following skills and experience would benefit an individual looking to find work in the instrumentation design engineering field:
- An electrical engineering degree
- Strong academic ability in the fields of statistical analysis, mathematics, physics, measurement, and engineering principles
- Knowledge of circuit design, electromagnetics, and system design
- Familiar with AutoCAD
- Able to create cost estimates and material specification lists
- Able to write progress reports and other documentation as needed
- Able to work as a team and teach or train others as necessary
In order to become an instrumentation design engineer, a bachelor’s degree is required, and some jobs may request that you have a master’s degree. They may also require you to have a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) license.
While working as an instrumentation design engineer, you may choose to create instruments that will be used by particular fields, but this may require additional experience in that industry or specialty training.
Job Placement Specialists Can Help Instrumentation Design Engineers Further Their Careers
People looking to enter or progress their career as an instrumentation design engineer can benefit by consulting the experienced job placement professionals at Winters Technical Staffing, a leading staffing agency for the manufacturing sector in Toronto for more than 40 years. These specialists can provide the guidance and support that will assist job seekers in streamlining their efforts in a more targeted and effective manner, with the overall goal of increasing the probability of landing a position.
The consultants at Winters Technical Staffing have created strong relationships with employers and hiring managers throughout the manufacturing industry and have developed a reputation for success in the recruitment and placement of qualified candidates.
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Are you looking to initiate or progress in your career as an instrumentation design engineer? The guidance and support provided by the job placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing can help. Call the consultants at Winters Technical Staffing today at 647-556-2408 to request your complimentary consultation.