This program trains individuals to become industrial electronics technicians. These technologists work in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, in the areas of metal processing, forestry and paper, chemistry, plastics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, the manufacturing of transportation equipment or electrical material, printing, etc. They can also be found in the services sector, working in such specialties as energy distribution (gas and electricity) and consulting-engineering.
The main tasks carried out by these technologists are troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, installation and start-up of instruments in control systems. In collaboration with engineers, they also participate in the design or modification of automated systems or electrical installations. Lastly, they are mandated with purchasing material within the limits of an allocated budget. Industrial electronic technologists play a very crucial role in the event of procedural breakdowns. They are responsible for quickly restoring defective instruments such as sensors and conditioners, automatic devices and controllers, motors, drive systems and electrical distribution systems as well as broken mechanical elements such as valves and pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, etc.
Their technological environment is made up of distributed and computerized systems as well as industrial programmable control equipment such as measuring instruments, captors, programmable controllers, electronic controllers, control networks, valves and speed controllers, etc. Note, however, that this particular environment is constantly changing and evolving.