Employer: LOTT Clean Water Alliance
Under direct supervision as assigned, the Control Systems Technician (CST) I performs maintenance and support for process control hardware and software applications. The CST I is responsible for analysis, design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, modification, and upgrade of control system hardware and peripherals.
Series Concept: The CST I is first in the journey-level Control Systems Technician classification series, which includes the CST Apprentice, CST I, CST II, Lead CST, and Senior Lead CST. CST I’s are skilled in Control Systems, Instrumentation/ Electrical system operations and maintenance, but require less experience and certifications than the higher classifications.
Responsible for performing skilled work in the support and maintenance of control system computers, legacy controllers, process monitoring instrumentation, and associated wiring and/or communications links. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provide skilled maintenance and technical support for the utility’s wastewater collections, processing, and reclamation control systems;
• Install, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, diagnose, modify as needed, repair, develop, and update:
o Utility control systems (computer, electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic);
o Control equipment including instrumentation, transducers, timers, switches, sensors, transmitters, monitors, recorders, detectors, flow meters, signal conditioners, HMIs annunciators, and controllers;
o Instrumentation and related electrical systems, including process control instrumentation systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motor controls, and telemetry systems;
o PLC-based control systems; and
o Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) applications;
• Determine priorities and troubleshoot emergency situations related to equipment failure to minimize process downtime.
Experience & Education:
Three years’ experience in electrical and/or instrumentation repair and maintenance required. Two years’ experience in operating computer-based process control systems is required. Knowledge of Valmet, Device-Net, or RS VUE Controls Systems desired but not required. Education in a closely related field may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Additional education in Wastewater Treatment, Chemistry, Biology, and/or Physical Science is desired but not required.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Must participate in LOTT’s Health and Safety Program.
• State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plans
• Full family Medical, Dental, Vision benefit programs
• Paid Time Off
• A Account
Does this sound like the job for you? Visit our website at www.lottcleanwater.org for a detailed position description and application.
Contact Person: Erin Michael
Phone: 360 528 5715
Location: Olympia, WA
Base Pay: 77903-94691/year