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Analyzer Technicians make a great living and are in high demand.

Careers in Skilled Trades:
Analyzer Technician

So you want to get into a skilled trade. Great! And you want to know where a skilled trade can lead you? Anywhere you want to go.

Over the next few issues we will be looking at some skilled trades so you can get some idea of what's out there. This week we will look at the career of Analyser Technician, which is involved with keeping things in good working order, as well as working on and maintaining equipment. They can make a great living and are in high demand.


Analyzer Technicians in the construction industry perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Model technical construction applications using CAD (computer assisted drafting)
  • Assist with prototype assembly and system design
  • Interpret mechanical drawings and schematics
  • Assist in layout planning for job sites
  • Troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems and use light machine tools for mechanical assembly
  • Conduct work measurement and other studies

Analyzer Technicians spend some of their time in offices and laboratories and some on construction sites.

As with all careers in the construction industry, safety is the top priority. While on construction or other job sites, analyzer technicians must be aware of and comply with all relevant safety policies and procedures.

Training and Certification

Training for Analyzer Technicians is provided at technical colleges across Canada. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists is a good source of information on courses and training providers for this occupation. For more information visit This is the training and certification you will need:

  • Completion of a college or technical school program or equivalent in industrial engineering technology, manufacturing technology or in a related discipline is often required.
  • Certification in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology or in a related field may be required for some positions. It is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians.


The salary range below is based on national averages and includes all experience levels, from first-year apprentices through to highly experienced journeypersons. Wages can vary depending on the contract, company, location and collective agreements (if applicable), as well as local and national economic conditions. Overtime is not included.


Source: Build Force Canada

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