Instrumentation & Control Technician (Job Number 2021-00077) - City of Yuma, AZ

Employer: City of Yuma Arizona

Job Description:
Instrumentation & Control Technician
Salary: $47,182.93 - $66,056.85 Annually
Location: City of Yuma, AZ
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Utilities
Job Number: 2021-00077

**Open Continuous/Until Filled with a first review date of April 19, 2021**

Under basic supervision, installs, maintains, replaces, repairs, and calibrates SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) process control components and system instrumentation for the City of Yuma's Utilities Department.

-- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Installs, maintains, replaces, repairs, and calibrates process control components and system instrumentation for the SCADA systems for both Water and Wastewater (W/WW) treatment plants.
- Performs maintenance activities within scope of authority, and in accordance with state regulations and City policy; notifies supervisors of repair problems beyond the scope of authority and training.
- Responds to Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) service requests; inspects and repairs electronic instruments, meters, monitoring systems, telemetry, and other electronic components.
- Examines equipment malfunctions, and troubleshoots actual and potential problems; examines components to be repaired, and determines the proper repair techniques; studies schematics, repairs and replaces faulty components, and tests system to verify proper functionality.
- Troubleshoots control system errors and malfunctions, and electronic and variable frequency drives.
- Reads and interprets diagrams, schematics and blueprints; works with electrical systems ranging from 4-20mA to 480 volts.
- Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports safety hazards and equipment problems.
- Maintains SCADA system database; documents repair and maintenance work performed; updates daily log of activities and parts inventory.
- Assists with the planning and development of upgrades to the existing SCADA control system.
- Evaluates and analyzes operational procedures and existing electronic equipment; assists in developing recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of the SCADA system.
- Supports the relationship between the City and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, vision, values and the “Yuma Way”, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND three years experience in the installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of electronic control systems, industrial instrumentation equipment, and precision mechanical devices; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Working knowledge of Rockwell SCADA software is highly preferred.

Knowledge of:
- City policies and procedures.
- State and Federal rules and regulations controlling maintenance of W/WW treatment facilities.
- Federal and state safety rules and regulations and emergency response procedures in W/WW utility plant environments.
- Methods and procedures for installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic controls and devices.
- Capabilities of networked computer systems and peripheral devices in a Windows OS environment.
- Safe work practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions in a W/WW utility plant.

Skill in:
- Reading and interpreting technical manuals, instructions, blueprints, sketches, and diagrams for electrical and electronic equipment and instruments.
- Testing, diagnosing, repairing and maintaining electronic and electrical equipment and instruments.
- Following safe work practices, and verbal and written instructions.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

- A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Treatment Plant Operator's Grade 2 certifications in both Water and Wastewater functions from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) are preferred. Additional technical training and certifications may be required. Trade school certification in electrical/electronics/technology is also preferred.

- Work is performed on location at City W/WW Utility plants with moderate physical requirements, and strength sufficient to lift and move items weighing up to fifty pounds; may be exposed to safety hazards, including dangerous gases and infectious materials, and dangerous tools and equipment. Physical dexterity is required to work in confined spaces, and use precision tools and equipment; requires vision capacity to perform fine calibrations and distinguish between colored wires.

Contact Person:
Location: City of Yuma, AZ
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $47,182.93 - $66,056.85 YR

Posted on April 06, 2021

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