Instrument Technician

Instrument Technicians must have completed an approved apprenticeship course, have had a minimum of five years’ experience as a Senior Instrument Mechanic or Instrument Artificer.

They must be fully conversant with all aspects of erection and testing techniques of instrumentation systems in process and production control of industrial plant.

Instrument Technicians must have:

- obtained Industrial Measurement and Control Technicians Certificate Part 3 (City and Guilds) or an HNC in approved subjects; or

- have technical skills, ability and experience significantly beyond that expected of a Senior Instrument Mechanic or Instrument Artificer and whose value to the employer would be as if they were qualified as an Instrument Technician and with the support of his employer, is granted this grade by the SJIB.

They must ahve a working knowledge of the legal requirements covering all aspects of site work, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and in particular:

  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, 2007
  • The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations, 1989
  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2012
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002
  • DSEAR 2002 (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations)
  • LOLER 1998 (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations)
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, 2002
  • The Electricty at Work Regulations, 1989
  • Work at Height Regulations, 2005

They must also have knowledge of:

  • BS 7671 (as amended) The IET Wiring Regulations
  • The Atex Directive
  • BS EN 60079 series of standards (as amended)
  • Terms and Definitions of Automatice Control BS 1523

Rate of Pay: It is anticipated that the Instrument Technician will become a staff employee.


All operatives applying to be graded or re-graded must be in possession of an ECS Health and Safety Assessment or approved equivalent which is not due to expire within six months.