Instrumentation Control Technician for Water (Job Number 2021-00206) - Boulder, CO

Employer: The City of Boulder

Job Description:
Instrumentation Control Technician for Water
Salary: $28.49 - $35.19 Hourly
Location: Boulder, CO
Full-Time: Department
Public Works - Utilities
Job Number: 2021-00206

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.
With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city. With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.
Respect is one of our five City Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.
Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.
This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled” and will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

Under general supervision, to install, maintain, revise, and repair electrical, instrumentation & control, and mechanical equipment related to the water treatment and distribution system facilities, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)-related equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLC), maintenance software packages including computer-based maintenance solutions, and perform related duties.

As a member of the Water Treatment Maintenance team, supports the efforts of a several work groups within the larger customer service-oriented Utilities group and provides technical and mechanical support in a collaborative manner to foster teamwork and coordination within and across the Water Treatment, Water Resources, and Water Quality teams.
Organized – Proactively and effectively plans and executes work in a timely fashion and follows-through to meet deadlines associated with the City’s water-related electrical, I&C, and mechanical needs.
Technically proficient – Highly-skilled and proficient at troubleshooting, performing system analyses, and generating reports using a variety of computational tools, diagnostic equipment, and unique enterprise software.
Strong communicator – Distills highly technical information to provide written and verbal updates and presentations in both technical and lay terms, and consistently communicates system status & updates with all staff.
Supportive teammate – Willingly partners with and supports all Water Treatment, Water Resources, Water Quality, and other staff to evaluate system needs and provide innovative solutions with a positive attitude. Invested in ensuring wider Utilities team success.
Flexible, innovative, and engaged – Quickly adapts to changing circumstances and priorities to identify and suggest creative resolutions to unique problems. Driven to perpetually improve all facets of system performance.
Strongly aligns with City’s Vision and Values – Customer service, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Innovation.

1. Performs installation, maintenance, repair, and calibration tasks on treatment plant and remote facility electronic, electrical, & mechanical systems, instrumentation, switch gear, and related equipment:
· Installs, tests, monitors, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots equipment, including running conduit and pulling new wire.
· Uses organized and logical troubleshooting techniques to identify and locate problems.
· Installs, maintains, repairs, and calibrates various detectors, alarms, analyzers, and sensors for flow, level, pressure, and other process elements such as temperature, pH, and chemical residual. Repairs and/or replaces instrumentation equipment as needed. Revises and updates associated documentation.
· Assists in monitoring process control systems using diagnostic software. Updates software and data based on operational and maintenance needs. Maintains and updates panels, PLCs, and related input and output equipment.
2. Develops, performs, and maintains a thorough calibration/maintenance schedule of process/system instrumentation, and maintains calibration and maintenance records within computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
3. Enters and maintains records of installed equipment, problems encountered, work performed, and parts and materials used within CMMS. Maintains inventory of parts, spares, and accessories.
4. Provides input to engineering consultants and contractors regarding design and construction of treatment facility improvements
5. Assists in the preparation of labor and materials estimates, reviews bids, and assists in overseeing contracted services.
6. Assists in training the operations and maintenance staff in proper use and care of electrical and electronic equipment, programmable controllers, related software, and associated safety concerns.
7. Remains generally alert and communicative to conditions and events occurring at the Water Treatment Facility indicating anticipated or needed repairs and makes related recommendations.
8. Assists plant maintenance and operations personnel with maintenance not directly related with controls or electrical, including mechanical and general facilities maintenance, as needed. This position, while requiring a controls and electrical focus includes tasks that are mechanical and physical. Repair of small valves, solenoids, section of hose/pipe, mounting items to walls, lighting, housekeeping, landscaping, etc. are examples of possible duties.
9. Other:
Performs related and required duties to meet the needs of the city.
Takes all proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Required to wear protective safety gear and use safety equipment. Reports all near-misses, accidents, and damage to city property.
Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies, participating in professional trainings and development, and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Conducts job duties with a continuing awareness of the environmental implications of decisions and a focus on providing municipal services in a sustainable and responsible manner.

(1) TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Water Treatment maintenance supervisor

Related education in industrial controls, electrical, and/or electronics; related licensing or certifications; a minimum of five years of experience in industrial electrical, instrumentation and controls; or a combination of all.

Knowledge of industrial electrical equipment, networking standards, practices, proper calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques. Moderate to advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of industry safety standards, regulations, and equipment. Ability to complete and update First Aid and CPR Training and certification regularly. Valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle record including a background and reference check.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Experience working at a water/wastewater treatment facility. Experience working with ladder logic diagrams. Hydro-electric Certification Level #1. ISA Certified Control Systems Technician Certification. Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), networking, SCADA, and PLC experience: GE iFix SCADA and iHistorian, ladder logic programming, preferably Allen Bradley RSLogix 500, and ABB software packages. Network certifications. Colorado Water Treatment Plant Operator certification.

WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical and Mental Effort: Ability to work with minimal supervision, under stress from demanding deadlines and changing priorities and conditions. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to perform a wide range of physical and mobile tasks in an indoor and outdoor industrial setting to include working in and around equipment, limited access, elevation, and confined spaces. Job requires standing, walking, lifting, bending, kneeling and periods of time operating a computer/tablet.
Work Environment: Works primarily in an industrial environment which is subject to regulations, production goals, continuous interruptions, background noises, odors, and dirty conditions associated with a Water Treatment Facility. Some spaces are confined spaces that require safety requirements, ventilation, and monitoring.
Machines and equipment: City vehicles, hand and power tools, computers, electrical/electronic test devices, calibration/measuring devices, telephone, photocopy and facsimile machines, calculator, and

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Note: The above description is not meant to be all-inclusive.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Agency: City of Boulder
Address: 3065 Center Green Drive, Boulder, Colorado, 80301
Phone: 303-441-3070

Contact Person:
Location: Boulder, CO
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $28.49 - $35.19 HR

Posted on July 08, 2021

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