NRCC Instrumentaion Technology
Instrumentation and Control Automation at NRCC
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Career Opportunities

Job placement of graduates of the Instrumentation program is excellent. New River-trained instrument technicians can be found working in industries near the college, throughout the state, across the United States, and in foreign countries.

Annual earnings for technicians employed by manufacturing industries have ranged from $35,000.00 to $55,000.00 and higher. Technicians are sometimes sent to work in foreign countries by American companies.

Listed below are some major companies and their annual salaries who have recruited graduates from New River's Instrumentation program. They are as follows:

 

AEP

Roanoke, VA
$41,000

ACS Conveyor

 

ATK

 

Celanese

Narrows, VA
$35,588 entry level

Christiansburg Water Authority

 

Coca Cola Company

 

Control Automation Technologies Corporation

 

Corning Corporation

 

Dominion (Virginia Power)

Richmond, VA
$43,500 entry level

Honeywell

Honeywell, VA
$75,000 after 180 days

Honeywell

Moncure, NC
$75,000 after 180 days

HRSD

 

Instrument Calibration and Technical Services

 

James Hardie

 

McKee Foods Corporation

 

MeadWest Vaco 

$58,000 start salary

Motion Controls

 

Pepsi Bottling Group

 

Phoenix Packaging

 

Phillip Morris

Richmond, VA
$43,500 entry level

Professional Project Services

 

RF Micro Devices

Greensboro, NC
$30,000 entry, could get as high as $65k with more experience.

Smurfit Stone

 

Sterling Engineering Solutions

 

Talecris

 

Virginia Tech Power Plant

 

Volvo

 

Williams Supply

 

Xaloy

 

Yokohama

Salem, VA
$36,000

New River Community College

Instrumentation and Control Automation