Salt Lake City

  • INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN IV

    Requisition ID
    2018-3869
    Department
    PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $26.14/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $35.71/Yr.
    Post End Date
    11/25/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    At the highest technical skill level and under minimal supervision of the Maintenance Project Manager or Water Plant Manager, incumbent works in a lead capacity while performing repairs and replacements of instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components for water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and lift stations. Ensures the accurate, consistent, and reliable operation of all onsite instrumentation and controls (I&C) equipment. Installation, inspection, preventative maintenance, repair, and calibration of all instrumentation, control systems, electrical systems, communication systems, and process controls. Participates in problem analysis; provides field technical expertise on projects, complex installations, calibrations, configuration, and commissioning of instrumentation, control, and communication systems; participates in review of project designs, specifications, and factory acceptance tests; provides preventive and predictive maintenance to instrumentation, process control, and electrical systems; and provides field technical expertise in piping and instrumentation diagrams, cable, and equipment installations.

     

    This position requires advanced knowledge in either electronics theory and applications or telemetry and computer systems. May at times be assigned to serve as project team leader.

     

    May be under filled as Instrumentation and Controls Technician I, II, or III.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform complex diagnostics, repairs, and replacements of instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components for water and wastewater facilities, such as treatment plants, pump stations, and lift stations.
    • Provides technical assistance and consultation to operators, electricians, maintenance mechanics, and Public Utilities employees as needed.
    • Read, interpret, modify, and update blueprints, schematics, ladder logic, and diagrams in order to troubleshoot, repair, or modify equipment, and to accurately reflect current operating systems.
    • Provide input for the development and implementation of preventive maintenance schedules for assigned electronic systems. Ensures preventive maintenance schedules are assigned and maintained. Monitor and make visual inspections of control and instrumentation equipment to determine operating condition and perform preventative maintenance.
    • Perform complex diagnostics to analyze problems associated with instrumentation and control systems and programmable logic controllers using test equipment such as electronic meters, simulators, and software applications related to configuration and communications protocols for plant control, networking, and SCADA systems.
    • Maintains all associated records and inventories. Prepares specifications for repair parts, replacement instruments, and test equipment for assigned areas. Provides updated information and inputs into various databases.
    • Perform complex installations, calibrations, maintenance, and programming of electronic and electrical equipment including plant control systems, motor control circuitry, flow meters, transmitters, controllers, and analytical equipment. Perform complex equipment modifications in order to implement required process and design changes.
    • Troubleshoot, repair, configure, and program automated control systems involving VFDs, Flow/Pressure/Temperature Monitors, and Process Analyzers.
    • Makes recommendations for the development of capital and operating budget. Assists in planning budget and compiles specifications for ordering repair components, replacement instruments, sensors, and test equipment.
    • May be assigned to serve as team leader on special projects.
    • Required to work as an essential employee before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics or closely related field plus four (4) years paid experience in the operation of a computerized process control, communications, security system or similar systems. Education may be substituted with related experience on a year-for-year basis.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, and update flowcharts, circuit diagrams, blueprints, and equipment operation and maintenance manuals.
    • Demonstrated ability to trouble shoot instrumentation and control equipment with use of multimeter, milliamp meter, hart communicator, or other verification technologies
    • Ability to utilize both OEM and third-party vendors for troubleshooting, improvement, and preventative maintenance assistance.
    • Knowledge of electronic instrument theory, digital/analogue computer applications, and data transmissions, and the ability to design, build, and maintain complex instrumentation systems.
    • Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and departmental policies involving budgetary impacts of a significant amount.
    • Possession of a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.

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