- Do you have a strong background in computers or systems?
- Are you an analytic thinker with great troubleshooting skills?
- Do you enjoy helping people solve technical problems?
- Are you an effective communicator and writer?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then a career as an Analyzer Technician could be right for you.
Analyzer technicians provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work.
They may be employed by construction companies, engineering or architectural firms, or be self-employed.
Demand for this position is limited in the construction industry; however analyzer technicians may have opportunities to move into related fields, such as technical sales. Progression to managerial positions is also possible with experience.
Analyzer technicians in the construction industry perform some or all of the following duties:
- Model technical construction applications using CAD (computer assisted drafting)
- Assist with prototype assembly and system design
- Interpret mechanical drawings and schematics
- Assist in layout planning for job sites
- Troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems and use light machine tools for mechanical assembly
- Conduct work measurement and other studies
Analyzer technicians spend some time in offices and laboratories and some time on construction sites.
As with all careers in the construction industry, safety is the top priority. While on construction or other job sites, analyzer technicians must be aware of and comply with all relevant safety policy and procedures.
Training and Certification
Training for analyzer technicians is provided at technical colleges across Canada. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists is a good source of information on courses and training providers for this occupation. For more information, visit www.cctt.ca.
- Completion of a college or technical school program or equivalent in industrial engineering technology, manufacturing technology or in a related discipline is often required.
- Certification in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology or in a related field may be required for some positions. It is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians.
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