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Alternative names : Instrumentation technician, Industrial instrument technician, etc.

Industrial maintenance technicians maintain all the fixed and mobile equipment in a mining company's facilities. They ensure that the facilities and equipment comply with the standards and the plans drawn up by the company. They are able to identify and analyze operating problems in the equipment and make the necessary repairs, and help optimize existing equipment. They design and implement preventive maintenance programs and coordinate and supervise the company's maintenance activities. They may be responsible for managing and directing a work team that includes millwrights, electricians and welders. They are responsible for updating maintenance logs or computerized systems in order to plan and improve the preventive maintenance program and provide follow-up. They collect and compile operational and maintenance data, and keep an inventory of parts to ensure that they are available when required.  

Specific job conditions

  • The work may be performed in an office environment or on-site.
  • The work may be performed in difficult physical or environmental conditions (dust, noise, heat or cold).
  • The work involves handling parts, tools and equipment of various weights.