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Waste Water Sys Instrumentation Tech (Repost)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$2,078 - $2,533 biweekly
  • Posted Date:01/23/2020

Water Reclamation Plant/Public Works Department
Full-time Regular Position


Posted: January 23, 2020 

Essential Duties:  This is highly skilled electronic and backup electrical maintenance and repair work on water reclamation plant equipment, instruments and controls in the Provo City Public Works Department. The individual appointed to this position will be required to perform the following duties: perform preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and replacement of Process Control Systems, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and distributed control systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), control and instrument loops, field instrumentation, chemical analysis systems, variable frequency drives, communication network systems, hazardous chemical distribution and detection systems, and human machine interface (HMI); clean and calibrate critical process control instrumentation (ultrasonic, radar, hydraulic, pneumatic, probes, and magnetic); repair all instrumentation and control systems--mechanical or electronic; diagnose problems with control/instrumentation; measure flow rates of chemicals and processes to ensure appropriate levels; adjust controls and settings of monitoring equipment; assist plant electrician with trouble-shooting and repair; analyze process control problems for new programs; design microprocessor and instrumentation control systems; code PC’s and Programable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) in various languages; compute system parameters and ranges; test new systems to ensure proper operation; assemble control panels and PLC base units, small instrumentation devices, etc.; install new instrumentation and control systems; preform start-up and testing of new equipment, organize control panels, label conductors and review electrical drawings; advise staff and engineers on the proper operation of new equipment; prepare documentation and schematics of plant; maintain records of plant instrumentation drawings and programming scripts; maintain critical inventory of instrumentation and control system spare parts; evaluates and specifies instrumentation, attend seminars and technical training courses on latest technology; perform basic electrical duties; assist other staff members as needed and perform other related duties as required, trains and mentors other employees. 

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, Four (4) years experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and installation of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), control and instrument loops, field instrumentation or Associate’s degree in industrial instrumentation or closely-related field and four (4) years experience with telemetry, microcircuits, PLC programming or remote sensing and operational systems or other related field; or an equivalent combination of job-related training and experience.  Computer knowledge is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Instrument Society of America Certification, proficient with data communications systems, protocols and cabling, including wired and wireless network systems, radio telemetry and MODBUS. Utah Plant Maintenance Technologist and/or Wastewater Treatment Certification, proficient skills in programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) computer work stations, work order and maintenance management systems experience, desktop business applications, including Excel, Word, and Wonderware. 900 megahertz radios. Applicable certifications and licenses are preferred. 

License:  Valid, lawful driver's license is required at time of appointment.  Applicant may be disqualified on the basis of an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Selection Factors:  Knowledge of electrical circuits and wiring systems, related laws, codes, rules and regulations governing functions of the position; policies and procedures established for the work system; and basic English composition, spelling, and grammar.  Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect integrity, courtesy and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public; reading, analyzing, and interpreting electrical and instrument technical manuals, piping and instrumentation diagrams (PIDs), review and assist in the development of control strategies and design, electrical schematics, ladder logic problems, etc.; interpreting a  variety of instructions in oral, written, diagram, or schedule form; and resolving problems related to proper application of control systems, installation details, and equipment malfunctions.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts and calculations relating to industrial control systems, evaluate programs and procedures and make sound commendations; effectively communicate with outside contractors, consultants, engineers and plant personnel at a technical or layman level; and work at remote field sites with little or no supervision, coordinate technicians of different trades in order to carry out repairs and installation of complex control systems and instrumentation. Ability to use laptop computers, mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic hand tools; including, drill press, grinders, welders, soldering equipment, conduit bender, pipe threader, multi-meter, highway addressable remote transducer (HART), infrared thermal imaging camera, electricity monitor, current clamps, power supplies, analog/digital signal generators, and standard office equipment, work effectively in a team environment and an individual self-directed environment, including coordination with end users, internal and external customers, consultants and vendors. 

Salary:  $2,078 - $2,533 biweekly (range 27).  Payment will be by direct deposit and overtime will regularly be accrued as compensatory time. Benefits package includes:  medical, dental, life, LTD, and AD&D insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves.  Optional plans available include: health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, vision insurance, legal assistance, home and auto insurance, ID theft protection, supplemental medical insurance, and deferred compensation (401k, 457 & IRA plans)                                                               

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education.  Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview.  Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions.  Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.  

Physical/Environmental Factors: Position requires visual acuity, color vision, stooping, crouching, crawling, bending, climbing stairs and ladders, working on scaffolding and in confined areas, remaining on feet for extended periods of time; and lifting, pushing, or pulling weights of up to 75 pounds, primarily outside work with frequent exposure to inclement weather; wastewater; mechanical, electrical, chemical and confined space hazards; offensive fumes; excessive noise; heavy traffic; deep excavations; Exposure to heights, electronics, high voltage, moving mechanical equipment, noise, variable temperatures, humid conditions, fumes, and toxic, caustic, or infectious materials.  May include exposure to high-stress situations or environments, including, the meeting of strict deadlines and other stressful conditions related to the workplace.  Normal work schedule 4-10hr. shifts Mon-Thurs 6:00am-4:30pm Note: This position is subject to on-call, callback, standby, emergency work requirements, and other non-standard working hours, including weekends and holidays. 

Pre-employment Testing:  Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months. 

To Apply:  Apply online at www.provocity.jobs or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT, before 6:00 PM on the closing date. 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

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