Instrument Technician 2 - (Job Number: 21-20) - Tigar, OR

Employer: Clean Water Services

Job Description:
Instrument Technician 2
Salary: $30.44 - $41.85 Hourly
Location: Tigard, OR
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Water Resource Recovery Operations & Services
Job Number: 21-20

The Position:
The Water Resource Recovery Operations and Services Department is seeking an Instrument Technician 2. This position installs, modifies, repairs, calibrates, and maintains electronic, hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and provide data to Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA systems for process control to maximize the efficiency of treatment plants and pumping stations.

Note: The Instrument Technician 2 position will remain open until filled. First review of all applications will begin April 19, 2021.

Essential Functions
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
1. Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, modify, and repair a variety of instrumentation and control equipment including sensors, transmitters, monitors, recorders, detectors, flowmeters, controllers, and other equipment common to large and complex wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations. Based on assessment of cost effectiveness, recommend repair vs. replacement and in-house vs. out-sourced repair
2. Actively participate in the implementation of new construction projects, including design review, submittal review, inspection, commissioning, documentation, training, and warranty.
3. Program, troubleshoot, and maintain Programmable Logic Controllers and microprocessor-based equipment.
4. Install instrumentation from engineering and electrical drawings; prepare schematics and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in equipment, circuits and systems.
5. Lead the work of other personnel assigned to large and/or complex electrical/electronic projects; check work for compliance with electrical codes and District standards; provide feedback to supervisor as necessary.
6. Create purchase requisition for materials, parts, tools, and equipment needed to perform work assignments; maintain operating logs; record required information.

- Methods, materials, tools, and testing equipment of the instrument technician trade
- Electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical theory and practices for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of process control instrumentation
- The National Electric Code (NEC) and State and local electrical codes
- Pertinent safety practices and procedures
- Requisition and purchasing procedures and practices

- Diagnosing and determining the best method to install, repair, and calibrate process control instrumentation
- Operation of a wide variety of calibration and testing equipment for electronic, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
- Programming, installing, and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Estimating and scheduling work
- Maintaining accurate and complete maintenance records
- Use of computers and computer software for scheduling work, and for office applications
- Training, scheduling, and evaluating the work of other instrument technicians

- Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, and manuals
- Plan testing procedures
- Determine the proper kind and type of parts and equipment needed for instrumentation installation and repair
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
- Operate effectively in a team environment
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

- Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
- Responsible experience in installing, modifying, repairing, and servicing electronic, pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic instruments;
- Training in instrument technology, electronics technology, or related fields.

- Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license at time of appointment.
- Must possess a State of Oregon LEB (Limited Energy) License or Oregon Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician License at time of application.

Additional Information -
Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.

Agency: Clean Water Services
2550 SW Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, Oregon, 97123
Phone: 503.681.3600

Contact Person:
Location: Tigard, OR
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $30.44 - $41.85 HR

Posted on April 06, 2021

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