Job Details

Job Title: SCADA Telemetry Technician - Yakima, WA

Posted on February 26, 2018

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
SALARY: $26.06 - $31.26 Hourly
$4,517.07 - $5,418.40 Monthly
DATE: 02/23/18
CLOSING DATE: 03/19/18 04:00 PM

Completion of a two-year course in instrument repair or related field above high school level. Requires
two years of progressively responsible experience working with SCADA/HMI systems in a process
industry, preferable water or wastewater treatment.

Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License. Requires a Washington State
Electrician License. Electrician license must include certification for industrial level up to 600 volt; a
Washington State Electrician's License (EL06) is required. A Washington State EL07 electrician license
or equivalent industrial electrician license is preferred.

Under limited supervision, the Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA/Telemetry Maintenance Technician is
responsible for the design, implementation, programming, maintenance and troubleshooting of
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and telemetry for the City's wastewater and
stormwater systems. Work involves broad skills related to industrial process equipment and systems.
The duties include daily administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of SCADA and telemetry
systems; design, setup, and maintenance of automated systems; programming, maintenance, and
documentation on all Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs), and
system integration; troubleshooting field devices; advising supervisor, engineering, and system
operators of the control system status, needs and requirements; assisting in the development and
implementation of the preventative maintenance program; maintaining computerized databases and
other associated records; evaluating and recommending materials and parts; and performing related
technical maintenance tasks.

Design, implement, update, debug and maintain programming in SCADA, HMIs and process control
systems for wastewater and industrial wastewater.
Design, implement, and maintain City telemetry systems, including radio modems, antennas, WiFi, and
related equipment.
Participate with engineers, operators, maintenance staff, and contractors in the design of
instrumentation and control systems for new and existing systems.
Maintain PLCs and provide system integration for the various SCADA components.
Participate in the development and updating of standards and specifications for SCADA-related
equipment including software.
Troubleshoot, prioritize, coordinate, schedule, and resolve SCADA, telemetry, and field device systems
with other division staff members.
Maintain a SCADA and Telemetry disaster recovery program and assist in determining priorities related
to equipment failure and process downtime.
Assist in the development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program and perform

Job Bulletin:
routine preventative maintenance on equipment related to a wastewater treatment plant and a
collection system. Advise operations and maintenance personnel on all field devices.
Maintain a computerized maintenance database including inventories for equipment, tools, materials,
and spare parts; work orders; preventative and corrective maintenance systems, measures, and
requirements; equipment specifications and operation evaluations; and work histories.
Study new materials, methods and applications of SCADA, telemetry, and related systems to keep
abreast of modern developments.
May train and provide general direction to other employees who are assigned corrective and
preventative maintenance procedures; organize and coordinate work schedules; determine materials
and equipment requirements.
Build, debug and administer database systems and program interfaces; create special reports.
Independently create SCADA, HMI, and PLC programs, based on concepts and control strategies related
to City of Yakima Wastewater Facilities.
Interpret complex technical instrument, electronic, and building blueprints, drawings, manuals, and
Develop instrumentation and control systems documentation including design drawings and
Troubleshoot wastewater control systems, equipment, and instrumentation.
Use and operate all tools and equipment associated with diagnostic, corrective, and preventive
maintenance activities in an industrial process setting.
Use computer terminals and various software programs standard to the wastewater unit; perform offline
upgrades to PLCs.
Communicate technical information clearly and concisely through oral and written reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors,
other city staff, and the public.
Work safely and in compliance with the federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies and standards.
Respond to emergency calls, diverse work shifts, and weekend and holiday work. May work as a team
member or alone.
Requires regular and reliable attendance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Must possess Knowledge of:
Instrumentation and control, SCADA, HMI systems, PLC programming, and field devices.
Industry standard communication protocols for SCADA, telemetry and Ethernet networking in a
fully routed environment, virtual private network (VPN) connectivity, and basic network security.
Wireless Ethernet telemetry systems including radio modems, antennas, and related equipment.
Wastewater treatment operations, facilities, processes and equipment.
The methods, materials, and techniques commonly used in the maintenance, repair, and
operation of electro/mechanical and instrumentation equipment and systems associated with
industrial process control of wastewater treatment plants and pump stations.
Variable frequency drivea (VFD), motor starters, and solid state soft starts.
Alternating current (A/C) and direct current (D/C) power, control and signal circuitry with
emphasis on process measurement and instrumentation.
Computer operations and the concepts of operating systems utilities.
The occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to electro/mechanical
maintenance and repair.
Must have Ability to:
Communication skills, both written and oral with appropriate use of business English including
correct grammar, letter composition, spelling, punctuation and mathematical skills; mathematical
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skills; filing and records systems. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook and Word, with
a working knowledge of Excel.
Must be able to effectively work in a team based approach to problem-solving and solution

Work is performed outside in all weather extremes and may be exposed to water, mud, dust, smoke,
asbestos cement pipe, noxious odors, fumes, or chemicals, raw sewage and/or traffic. Continuous use
of both hands in reaching/handling/ grasping/fingering while performing duties operating computers and
other machinery. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds
occasionally with the assistance of others and/or mechanical devices. Operates heavy vehicles,
equipment and machinery. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining
balance. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.
Frequent bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck while performing mechanical repairs, maintenance items
and other duties as assigned. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in confined
spaces and awkward positions. Must be able to wear safety harness and be lowered and raised with
cable winch in confined spaces. May work at heights, alone, with others, or in noisy work area. May
require continuous moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. Continuous use of all
senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with
co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and
maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when
necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential job functions.

Exposed to adverse weather conditions, confined spaces, raw sewage, toxic and combustible gas, other
chemical hazards, and traffic. May be required to lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds. May be
required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Shifts may be subject to emergency call-out or

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $26.06 - $31.26 HR

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