ERIC Number: ED478584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Instrument Mechanic. Occupational Analyses Series.
Dean, Ann; Zagorac, Mike; Bumbaka, Nick
This analysis covers tasks performed by an industrial instrument mechanic, an occupational title some provinces and territories of Canada have also identified as industrial instrumentation and instrument mechanic. A guide to analysis discusses development, structure, and validation method; scope of the occupation; trends; and safety. To facilitate understanding the nature of the occupation, work performed is divided into these categories: (1) blocks, the largest divisions in the analysis that reflect distinct operations relevant to the occupation; (2) tasks, the distinct activities that in combination make up the logical and necessary steps the worker is required to perform to complete a specific assignment in a block; and (3) sub-tasks, the smallest divisions into which it is practical to subdivide any work activity and which, in combination, fully describe all duties constituting a task. Other components of a task are trends, related components, tools and equipment, and supporting knowledge and abilities. Each sub-task is accompanied by results of a validation by all provinces/territories. The 8 blocks, which include 24 tasks, are occupational skills; new installations and efficient operation; field-mounted equipment; instrumentation and calibration; signal transmission; panel-mounted equipment; hydraulics and pneumatics; and distributed control and programmable logic controllers. Appendixes include a list of tools and equipment; glossary; blocks and tasks weighting; and task profile chart. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Automation, Competency Based Education, Computers, Electronic Control, Electronic Equipment, Foreign Countries, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Technicians, Job Analysis, Job Skills, National Standards, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education
For full text (English): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/english/pdf/Indus trial_Instrument_Mechanic_2000.pdf. For full text (French): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/francais/pdf/Meca nicien_dinstruments_industriels_2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada