Instrumentation Apprentice

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Position Brief:

The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for repairing and calibrating various devices as per the manufacturer’s recommended procedures while upholding the fundamental concepts of Kings Energy Services Ltd. Quality Management System.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Taking direction and fulfilling responsibilities from the Team Lead – EI&M.

  • Troubleshooting various equipment and systems.

  • Performing preventative maintenance on instrumentation (calibration, replacement and tests as required), maintaining field instrument records and standards in conjunction with company requirements as well as Provincial, Federal legislation.

  • Reviewing and applying a continuous improvement mindset to safe work practices, procedures and standards.

  • Inspecting and testing the operation of instruments and systems (using pneumatic, electrical/electronic testing devices and precision measuring instruments) to diagnose faults.

  • Repairing and adjusting system components (sensors, transmitters, programmable logic controllers, etc.); remove, repair and/or replace defective parts.

  • Calibrating components and instruments according to manufacturers’ specifications.

  • Using hand tools, power tools, precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Learning gauge calibration techniques and procedures.

  • Performing shop meter proving.

  • Performing recorder and deadweight calibrations.

  • Repairing and calibrating a variety of other measurement devices.

  • Assisting technicians with field calibrations.

  • Helping other technicians with their projects, such as disassembly, cleaning, and painting. 

  • Preparing rental equipment for customers.

  • Performing preventative maintenance of shop testing equipment.

  • If Applicable - Maintaining the assigned company vehicle - keeping all oil changes and services up to date, mileage recording, cleanliness.)

  • Ensuring familiarity with construction codes, installation practices, and tube bending.

  • Ensuring compliance to specifications, jurisdictional requirements, and contracts.

  • Demonstrating and emphasizing a safety conscience attitude.


Success in this role will come from:

  • Compliance and understanding of applicable code, laws and registered documentation.

  • Providing customer and product support specific to client and field applications

  • Strong knowledge of the Industrial Commercial and Oil & Gas industries.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • The capability to provide explanations on work activities to onsite customer inquiries.

  • Exceptional manual dexterity.

  • Excellent mathematical, scientific, mechanical, and logical reasoning abilities


Our interest will be piqued by:

  • Candidates local to the Red Deer area or willing to permanently relocate to the area will be given preference.

  • Currently enrolled in the Instrumentation program working towards Journeyman status.

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required; additional accreditation will be considered an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Shop environment

  • Steel-toed boots are required

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, some overtime and weekends as required

  • Annual holiday closures

  • Physically demanding – standing on concrete, kneeling, crouching, bending, lifting, etc.

  • Required to pass a pre-employment drug test as this is considered a safety-sensitive position.


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