The District is recruiting for a regular, full-time Instrumentation Technician in the Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Division of the Operations Department.
Under general supervision of the Senior Electrical Engineer-Supervisory, performs a variety of routine to complex duties in support of the Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Division related to: installing, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance, and repairing of metering, recording, data logging, and control instrumentation, including electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, telemetric, analytical, and electro-mechanical systems as found in the water, recycled water, and wastewater treatment plants, District buildings, and related facilities; maintains LAVWMA and DERWA instrumentation equipment; and performs other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have several years of recent industrial instrumentation experience in a water/wastewater facility or other utility or manufacturing industry which includes flow, pressure, level, temperature and analytical (i.e., fluoride, chlorine, pH, etc.) instruments. The candidate should also be able to utilize drawings such as P&IDs, loop drawings, interconnection drawings and control schematics for troubleshooting and repairs. In addition to the essential functions, the incumbent will have recent experience with the use of SCADA and PLC programming software for troubleshooting system processes. Experience with gas monitoring instruments, asset management, electrical safety programs, security control systems, fire alarm systems and environmental control systems is desirable.
Please note, the District is currently in the process of completing a classification and compensation study. Classification and salary may be subject to change based upon the results of the classification and compensation study and the Memorandum of Understanding between Local 39 and the District.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Inspects, installs, repairs, maintains, calibrates, tests, and troubleshoots electrical, mechanical, and other process instrumentation, such as indicators, recorders, flow meters, transmitters, transducers, electric motors, switches, panels, lines, controls, regulators, instrumentation equipment, de-chlorination control equipment, valve actuators, and other equipment related to the District's water, recycled water, and wastewater operations and related facilities. - Performs preventative maintenance, services and tests equipment, including metering and recording instruments, control apparatus, data logging and display equipment, communications and telemetry systems, SCADA, and PLC software and hardware, according to an established schedule; makes recommendations and performs software changes; maintains documentation of changes; inspects facilities and equipment to determine the need for major maintenance or repair; develops and maintains a schedule for preventative maintenance of instrumentation equipment. - Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs automated telemetry equipment including calibration of input sensors such as flow meters, level transducers, pressure transducers, and other monitoring equipment. - Calibrates equipment and instruments on a routine schedule and after repairs; makes unscheduled or emergency repairs as required. - Maintains accurate records and files of work performed and materials and supplies used; estimates labor, materials, and supplies necessary for specific projects; accesses and updates CMMS work orders; generates reports. - Installs and maintains District security system hardware and software. - Reads and interprets electrical and electronic schematics, mechanical and instrumentation drawings, instrument loop diagrams, wiring diagrams, and construction drawings necessary to install, service, and repair equipment in accordance with related regulations and vendor specifications. - Uses and performs maintenance on a variety of tools, electrical, and electronic test equipment; calibrates equipment as required; assists in reading and calibrating gauges and meters used for process control. - Designs and redesigns control circuits and metering systems. - Maintains cathodic protection system for water, wastewater, recycled water, DERWA and LAVWMA facilities and transmission pipelines. - Performs special pump maintenance and repairs on valve actuators, control circuits, and variable speed and level control devices. - Performs related facility and equipment maintenance, including the District sound systems equipment, lab equipment, fiber optic PLC network, atmosphere monitoring equipment, and fire alarm system. - Maintains records and prepare regular and special reports on electrical and electronic systems. - Assists in maintaining an inventory of materials, tools and supplies; requisitions materials as required. - Confers with operations staff to determine equipment problems; suggests methods of minimizing such problems in an operational setting. - Coordinates with vendors and other agencies to determine the availability, applicability, and performance of components; orders and purchases required parts and equipment. - Attends training and safety sessions as assigned; observes appropriate safety procedures and works to applicable codes and guidelines; makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. - Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed. - Assists lower-level and new staff as required. - Coordinates activities with other departments and staff. - Performs confined space entry and rescue operations. - Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment, and multi-line telephones; may operate other department-specific equipment. - Maintains accurate records of work performed. - Participates in group problem solving activities to promote continual business process improvements and initiatives. - Contributes to a positive work environment by participating in solutions to problems as they occur. - Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, and the public. - Drives a motor vehicle. - Maintain, replace or repair two-way radio equipment - Performs other duties as assigned.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: The minimum qualifications and acceptable substitutions described on class specifications represent the typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the job. Any combination of education, licensing, and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job satisfactorily may qualify the candidates to be considered for open positions in the class specification.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of responsible work experience in maintaining, installing, and repairing a wide variety of pneumatic, electro-mechanical, electronic circuitry and mechanical equipment, control systems, and communications systems.
Completion of coursework in an apprenticeship program or trade school in an electronics, electrical, or computer field is desirable.
OTHER RECRUITMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a Class C Driver's License required by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles, to perform the duties of the position. Continued maintenance of said driver's license in compliance with established District vehicle operation standards, and the ability to be insured for the operation of a vehicle/District vehicle in accordance with the terms and conditions of the District's insurance program are conditions of continuing employment. The CSRMA driving standards are included herein by reference.
Possession of California Water Environment Association Electrical/Instrumentation Technician Grade II certification is required within two (2) years of employment in the class.
Possession of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Provider certificate and First Aid certificate is required within one (1) year of employment.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Dublin San Ramon Services District employees are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. The roles and responsibilities for Disaster Service Workers are authorized by the California Emergency Services Act and are defined in the California Labor Code. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee of the District may be assigned to perform activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property. Such assignments may require service at locations, times, and under conditions that are significantly different than the normal work assignments and may continue into the recovery phase of the emergency. If a "Local Emergency" is declared during the employee's shift, employees will be expected to remain at work to respond to the emergency needs of the community. If a "Local Emergency" is declared outside of the employee's shift, employees must make every effort to contact their direct supervisor or department head to obtain reporting instructions as Disaster Service Workers.
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