Instrumentation engineers typically work for industries with automated processes, such as chemical, manufacturing and electrical generation/distribution plants and facilities, with the goal of designing, building, operating and also improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimisation and stability.
Industries such as Petrochemicals, Power, Water and Waste Water Management, and Cement require qualified Instrumentation engineers across the globe. In Oman, large and small Petroleum, Cement and Electrical Process industries are in need of the services of instrumentation engineers. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Process Control and Automation industries also require engineers whose responsibility involves design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes. In addition, the oil and gas exploration and production sector also recruit Instrumentation and Control Engineers for roles in procurement, construction and commissioning, maintenance and operation phases of refinery projects.
Other career opportunities include employment in the sales sector, and maintenance of laboratory and biomedical equipment. This type of equipment is used in hospitals and medical centers, as well as in academic institutions offering programmes in Engineering and Medicine.