The required tasks are very domain dependent; instrumentation engineers typically work for industries with automated process with the goal of improving the productivity, reliability, safety, optimisation and stability. Instrumentation engineers are commonly responsible for integrating the sensors with the recorders, transmitters, displays or control systems. They may design or specify installation, wiring and signal conditioning. They may be responsible for calibration, testing and maintenance of the system.
Instrumentation engineers find employment in industries which improve efficiency, stability and safety of automated processes. The industrial sectors include Public/Private firms, R&D organizations, Steel plants, Cement manufacturing companies, Thermal power plants, Chemical companies and similar industries.