Instrumentation & Control Technician I or II - Austin, TX

Employer: City of Austin

Job Description:
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Instrumentation & Control Technician I or II:
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Position Information:
Posting Title: Instrumentation & Control Technician I or II
Job Requisition Number: COA082658
Position Number: 104820
Job Type: Full-Time
Division Name: Instrument & Control Maint.

Minimum Qualifications:
Instrumentation & Control Technician I-
- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two (2) years of experience in the repair, installation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and control system equipment.
OR
- Graduation with an Associate of Arts or Science Technology degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to instrumentation or control systems.
- Licenses and Certifications Required:
- Valid Texas Class C Driver License.

Instrumentation & Control Technician II-
- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in the repair, installation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and control system equipment, or a related field, including two (2) years of experience in a water and wastewater treatment facility or a closely related process facility.
OR
- Graduation with an Associate of Arts or Science Technology degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to instrumentation or control systems, plus two (2) years of experience in a water and wastewater treatment facility or a closely related process facility.
- Licenses and Certifications Required:
- Valid Texas Class C Driver License.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

This position completes the calibration, installation, repairs and modification of instrumentation starter controls and complex rotating/moving equipment for the Instrument & Control Maintenance Division of the Operations -Treatment Program Area of Austin Water.

This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon qualifications:

Instrumentation & Control Technician I:
Salary Range: $22.83 to $29.11 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:
- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two (2) years of experience in the repair, installation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and control system equipment, OR
- Graduation with an Associate of Arts or Science Technology degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to instrumentation or control systems

Instrumentation & Control Technician II:
Salary Range: $26.42 to $34.35 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:
- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in the repair, installation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and control system equipment, including two (2) years of experience in a Water and Wastewater treatment facility or a closely related process facility, OR
- Graduation with an Associate of Arts or Science Technology degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to instrumentation or control systems, plus two (2) years of experience in a water and wastewater treatment facility or a closely related process facility.

Licenses and Certifications Required for Both Position Levels:
Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License

The incumbent in this position may be asked to report to one or more of the following locations:

Lift Stations: Various locations
- Hornsby Bend Biosolids Plant
2210 S. FM 973, Austin, TX 78725
- South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
1017 Fallwell Lane, Austin TX, 78717
- Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
7113 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724
- Davis Water Treatment Plant
3500 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
- Water Treatment Plant 4
6800 North F. M. 620, Austin, Texas 78732
- Ullrich Water Treatment Plant
1000 Forest View Dr., Austin, Texas 78746
- Pump Stations & Reservoirs – South Service Support Center
3616 S. First St., Austin, Texas 78704

Work location and shift assignment for candidates selected will be determined based on business need and is subject to change at management’s discretion.

This position will be required to work overtime and on-call shifts, which include nights, weekends and holidays.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
- Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
- A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Your work history should include the duties you performed, and any related equipment and computer software used.
- A résumé may be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
- A cover letter may also be submitted. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:
- Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through an in-person skills testing appointment in Austin, TX. A passing score is 70%.

If you are selected as a top candidate:
- Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.
- And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

Driving Requirement:
- This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Physical Requirements:
- This position will require that you be able to perform the following essential job functions with confidence and with or without reasonable accommodations: Occasional carrying or lifting up to 50 lbs., occasional pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs., frequent standing and walking, occasional sitting and lying, frequent climbing of stairs and ladders, occasional reaching overhead, crawling, and twisting, frequent kneeling, stooping/bending, and repetitive hand/foot movement, far and near vision with color differentiation, hearing and communicating, frequent finger dexterity, grasping or squeezing, traveling to work sites, ability to wear personal protective equipment, exposure to extreme weather conditions, atmospheric and hazardous conditions and very loud noise.
- Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam to be considered for this position, which includes a Functional (FC) strength/agility test.

Confined Space Entry and Climbing Requirements:
- Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered.
- Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing heights of up to 200 feet is required on ladders that support up to 300 lbs., and descending into confined spaces up to 30 feet deep with the use of a required SRL body harness that supports up to 283 lbs., including equipment weighing 18 lbs.

All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Hours:
- Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 3:00pm
- This position will be required to work on-call shifts on a rotating basis, including nights, weekends and holidays.
- Overtime and call-back time will vary and are required for this position

Job Close Date: 02/09/2021
Type of Posting: External
Department: Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable
Category: Technical

Preferred Qualifications
- Associate of Applied Science degree or higher, specifically in the field of instrumentation or control systems technology, electronics, or related field
- Demonstration of strong technical knowledge and experience in the maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and control systems equipment such as pressure transmitters/transducers, level sensors, flow meters, PLC’s and pump/motor control circuitry
- Experience working in a water/wastewater facility or related process facility performing instrumentation & control maintenance

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
This position is posted at multiple levels and will be filled depending upon qualifications. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

- Instrumentation & Control Technician I: (view online job desc. for full details)
- Instrumentation & Control Technician II:(view online job desc. for full details)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position is posted at multiple levels and will be filled depending upon qualifications. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Instrumentation & Control Technician I: (view online job desc. for full details)
Instrumentation & Control Technician II: (view online job desc. for full details)

Criminal Background Investigation: This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

EEO/ADA:
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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Location: Austin, TX
Application Method: Online: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/86867
Base Pay: $22.83 to $29.11 HR

Posted on February 08, 2021

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