SCADA/Instrument Control Technician (Job Number: 20-00037) - Great Falls, MT

Employer: City of Great Falls

Job Description:
SCADA/Instrument Control Technician - Exempt, Non-union, Grade 46
Salary: $58,000.00 - $62,000.00 Annually
Location: Great Falls, MT
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department: Public Works
Job Number: 20-00037

Nature of Work:
Technical responsibility to oversee and assist with installation, monitoring, maintaining, and documentation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Cartegraph asset management, and other software for the Water Plant. Work is performed under the general direction of the Water Plant Manager and the Public Works Director.

Essential Functions of Work:
- Using the Cartegraph GIS software, will install new applications, distribute software upgrades, monitor daily activity, enforce licensing agreements, develop storage management program and provide routine backups.
- Design and build new control philosophies for in-house upgrades and improvements.
- Coordinate with contractors in performance of larger SCADA, instrumentation, or telemetry projects.
- Install, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computerized process control equipment such as: PLCs, RTUs, motor controls, VFD's and telemetry systems used to operate and monitor the water system, radio & communication systems, data historian hardware, security systems, metering equipment, remote controlled devices and SCADA system devices.
- Perform and assist in software integrator level programming. This includes SCADA software, and new PLC's and programming/trouble shooting associated with the UV/chemical control software.
- Provide electronic support to water plant security gate card reader system.
- Provide installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic and electromechanical equipment; troubleshoot and repair of control systems and electrical power failures in plants, pump and lift stations.
- Provide technical support for software that tracks inventory and preventive maintenance.
- Instructs, provides training for, and works closely with operational staff in the use of automation and control systems.

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or a related discipline.
- Five to seven years of practical experience in automation engineering and control systems, electronics, PLCs, SCADA Systems, software programming, Basic Electrical, and Security Cameras.
- Three years of progressively responsible experience with Cartegraph software to includeLIGHTview, MAPdirector, MAPdirector Arc GIS, and WORKdirector; Autodesk AutoCAD software; digital databases, ESRI ArcView, WonderWare, SCADA software, GEFanuc hardware & radio equipment.

- Possession of a valid Montana driver's license.

Requirements of Work:
- Must possess and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Has the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Problem-solving and decision-making capabilities to anticipate needs and identify alternative solutions.
- Ability to apply standard mathematical formulas and interpret ladder logic and structured text PLC programming.
- Substantial electrical knowledge with skills to write logic code.
- Organizational ability to maintain legible, accurate written and computerized records and create reports.
- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications, communication and programming.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, vendors and the general public.
- Proficiency in use of personal computers and associated software, i.e., MS Office software.

- Ethical Conduct
- Stress Management/Composure
- Problem Solving/Analysis
- Communication Proficiency

The SCADA Technician (Specialist) directly supervises Support staff as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, large pieces of equipment and vibrations and occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions involving these items. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Employees will be provided personal protective equipment and are expected to follow standard operating guidelines to prevent exposure to hazards.

Ability to perform light physical work and to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; the ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, reach, grasp, pull ride and perform similar body movements; the possession of hand/eye coordination sufficient to operate a personal computer, hand tools and various electronic equipment and a motor vehicle; the ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone or two-way radio; and the ability to see and read instructions and reports.

- The work week is Sunday through Saturday. The regular work schedule is 40 hours and generally performed Monday through Friday. There may be occasional periods where work demand requires work beyond the regular 40-hour work schedule. This is an exempt position and ineligible for overtime.

- Travel is primarily local during work hours. Occasional travel may be required to attend off-site training, educational opportunities, and conferences and business meetings for federal, state and local organizations.

Agency: City of Great Falls
Address: Great Falls, Montana, 59403
Phone: 406-455-8466, 406-455-8545

Contact Person:
Location: Great Falls, MT
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $58,000 - $62,000 YR

Posted on February 08, 2021

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