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.
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Prince George, British Columbia
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Vanderhoof, British Columbia
A high school diploma is an essential part of your plan to become a control systems specialist. From there you will need a technologist diploma or equivalent journeyman’s certificate.
|Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning|
|Vancouver Community College|
|Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology|
The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.
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