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Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment.
If you follow this career path, you probably have an affinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform.
Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.
The training and education required to work as a vibration analyst is certified by the Canadian government. You need to finish high school and then complete two years of an approved post-secondary science or engineering program. After that you are eligible to write exams to earn a “non-destructive testing” certificate from Natural Resources Canada. This is available in three levels and is usually required by employers. See the list of approved test centres across Canada.
Control Systems Specialist
Control systems specialists maintain the hardware and software systems in a facility. You will find solutions and look for ways to improve processes. You will also work with electrical and electronics engineers to design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Other duties include preparing material cost and timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
Control systems specialists are responsible for recommending methods to improve safety, quality, throughput and uptime. They make sure the systems and equipment associated with this work are maintained and backed up, and they provide support for electrical personnel on shift.
Control systems specialists do their jobs in a variety of workspaces. You may spend most of your time in a control room, or your role could involve more time maintaining computer and electrical systems on a mill floor.