Instrumentation Technician - Longmont, CO

Employer: CIty of Longmont Colorado

Job Description:
20210122 Instrumentation Technician
CLOSING DATE: April 22, 2021

Department: Public Works & Natural Resources
Hiring Range: $31.54 -$35.04/hour
Four (4) 10 Hour Shifts, Monday–Friday
Occasional evenings and weekends
Regular Full-time with Benefits
Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance. Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

Performs a variety of advanced technical duties related to operating, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting instrumentation, process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for of the City's Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Distribution and Collection Systems and Water Quality Laboratory.

Principal Duties:
Employees working in this career level job classification perform a variety of technical tasks related to operating, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting instrumentation, process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that can have a direct impact on the operation of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities and distribution and collection system components. Instrument Technician employees are expected to work in a self-directed manner and to provide leadership on some projects. Project leadership requires active and independent learning skills, and the ability to review construction records and documents, conduct technology reviews, and effectively troubleshoot problems. Employee must also demonstrate strong collaboration skills with other employees to address shared work assignments and to facilitate sharing and acting upon critical information. Examples of tasks and duties for which experience must be demonstrated include but are not limited to the following: Non-Technical: Service Oriented, Positive Attitude, Helpful. Trustworthy, Adheres to Ethics & Regulations. Collaborative, Team Oriented, Interacts Respectfully. Productive, Takes Initiative, Meets Deadlines, Achieves Results. Safe & Manages Risks to Minimize Incidents. Work independently and occasionally provide leadership on projects in areas such as instrument maintenance, facility automation, procedure development, etc. Train maintenance and operations staff on instrumentation as assigned. Lead other less-experienced staff related to critical instrumentation and control work. Collaborate with vendors and contractors to plan, document, and implement requested services. Build effective working relationships with co-workers, and communicate and collaborate with contractors, vendors and customers. Work with staff in other Divisions to deliver shared work or to complete cross-Division work assignments. Anticipate possible problems and consequences of situations and make decisions or take necessary steps to solve problems. Adhere to applicable standards, protocols and operating plans. Act conscientiously and according to organizational values and strategy. Demonstrate a general curiosity about job, and conduct research and technology reviews, and share information. Complete assigned tasks with quality and address important details. Technical: Maintains documentation and records for the department’s instrumentation & control (I&C) systems at the water and wastewater treatment plants (schematics, licenses, etc.). Adjusts, calibrates and repairs electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment to insure proper operation. Develops and modifies I&C CAD drawings and plots. Maintains low voltage I&C equipment, and works with vendors to maintain up-to-date equipment and efficient operation of equipment and systems. Troubleshoots instruments and control system problems. Instructs operations personnel in proper use of instruments and controller systems. Installs, monitors, maintains, and documents SCADA, CMMS and other I&C related software and hardware. Modifies and creates SCADA screens. Performs system backups. Performs regular technical Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming of the SCADA system and ensures the HMI interfaces correctly with RTUs and instruments. Confers with operators, mechanics, project engineers and supervisors regarding water utility instrument issues. Respond to and resolve internal customer complaints and issues; provide documentation as required by customers. Assists with the purchasing of supplies, materials, equipment and related I&C services. Assist with I&C requests for proposals or bids, and help evaluate responses. Assists engineering and management staff with coordinating the work of external consultants and contractors related to I&C, including providing technical assistance as needed. Assists in the development and review of plans and specifications for treatment plant construction projects and equipment purchases. Prepares reports on technical issues as required. Develops, implements and maintains procedures for documenting I&C activities related to consultant projects, maintenance, and HMI modifications. Provides general and technical support to staff. Provides technical training to staff as assigned and assist staff in identifying applicable outside training. Maintains awareness of new technology; and performs additional duties as assigned. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

Working Environment:
Work is performed in a water/wastewater plant environment. The ability to read documents and blueprints is required. Mental effort includes the ability to solve problems, do detailed work, communicate verbally with supervisor and co-workers, and perform multiple concurrent tasks. Work is performed outside and inside both night and day shifts, under varying and extreme weather conditions; job includes working rotating shifts and working weekends and holidays. Work includes exposure to noise, dust, gases and oils, solvents and chemicals. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed. Position requires the ability to work under time constraints and in confined spaces and the use of respirators.The candidate for this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job.

A minimum of two years’ experience in automated instrumentation and control systems and/or maintenance and repair of industrial process control instrumentation. Experience with Emerson/Bristol Babcock 33XX RTUs, Emerson/Bristol Babcock ControlWave RTUs, and Iconics Genesis32 preferred. Experience with water or wastewater treatment Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA). Related technical coursework or Associates degree in Electronics or Instrumentation preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.Special Qualifications:Possession of a Colorado Class D Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain within two testing cycles from the date of hire. The certificate can be for Water Operations or Wastewater Operations. Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License.

The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, physical abilities testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening.

DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M. ON April 22, 2021
Online application (required)must be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2021. Theonline application process is available for this position on our website at Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.

Contact Person:
Location: Longmont, CO
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $31.54 - $35.04 HR

Posted on April 06, 2021

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