City of Garland, TX

  • Instrumentation Technician

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 10:41 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-5664
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Department
    Water Utilities
    Job Family
    Skilled Trades
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending upon Qualifications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Water Utilities
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for installing and maintaining instrumentation for monitoring and controlling water systems.  Also responsible for installing and maintaining motor controls and electrical systems for water distribution and wastewater collection systems. 

     

    : $22.86/hr - $28.79/hr

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Maintain and repair electrical and electronic components such as SCADA systems, security systems, transmitters, receivers, etc.
    2. Maintain, repair, and install monitor and process control instrumentation.
    3. Perform hardware and software design modifications to field instruments, wiring, programmable logic controllers, fiber optic communication links and computers used in the SCADA system.
    4. Research on upgrades to keep current on the proper industry technology and equipment.
    5. Program process control systems such as Bristol SCADA systems, Square D and Allen-Bradley PLCs.
    6. Install security systems at water facilities and lift stations.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Associate’s degree in electronics or instrumentation technology or a related field of study
    • 3-5 years experience in industrial instrumentation maintenance, repair, calibration standards and procedures, telemetry equipment and SCADA systems
    • Class C Water Distribution License and Class II Wastewater Collection License

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal Water and Wastewater Utility regulations
    • Extensive knowledge of SCADA and PLC programming
    • Skill in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
    • Skilled in fabrication and welding
    • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to apply principles, methods, techniques and practices to perform various tasks and duties

    Licenses & Certifications

     Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License
     Must obtain Class B CDL Texas Driver's License within 5 months of hire date.
     Must obtain TCEQ Class D Water Distribution License and Class I Wastewater Collection License within 18 months of hire date.
     Must obtain TCEQ Class C Water Distribution License and a Class II Wastewater Collections License within 3 years of hire date.

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works typically in an indoor and outdoor environment and may be subjected to extremes of inclement weather, noxious odors and fumes, as well as exposure to the hazards of high-voltage electrical shock, raw sewage, oxygen deficient and poisonous atmospheres, communicable diseases, high levels of vibration and noise, moving machine parts and crush hazards. Physical tasks may include lifting, crawling, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, scaffolding, descending underground and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    Competencies

    Models Organizational Values
    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Communication
    Problem Solving
    Dependability
    Adaptability/ Flexibility
    Productivity
    Quality
    Technical Skills
    Work Environment Safety
    Teamwork
    Managing Conflict
    Negotiation Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     Associate’s degree in electronics or instrumentation technology or a related field of study
     3-5 years experience in industrial instrumentation maintenance, repair, calibration standards and procedures, telemetry equipment and SCADA systems
     Class C Water Distribution License and Class II Wastewater Collection License

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