Seasonal Controls Technician - Vail, CO

Employer: Eagle River Water & Sanitation District

Job Description:
Job Title: Senior Controls Technician
Department: Operational Technology Services (OTS)
Reports To: OTS Supervisor
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Prepared By: Fred Fernandez
Prepared Date: 03-20-2019
Approved By: Ali Kelkenberg
Approved Date:

This position leads the design, installation, testing, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of controls systems associated with the production, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution of the District’s water and wastewater facilities, including responding and resolving helpdesk support tickets, and provides exceptional customer service to District staff. The senior technician will work closely with the OTS supervisor, and operations supervisors and staff. The senior technician will be responsible for work flow and ensuring appropriate levels of technical support where needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Performs all duties of the Controls Technician III as well as the following:

• Delegates help desk support tickets and assigns technical work
• Assures tickets are assigned and completed in a timely manner
• Demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities of a Controls Technician 3 in addition to knowledge, skills and abilities of a Controls Technician 3
• Drive and support various projects with automation design
• With little direct input from supervisors, carries work forward in the completion of helpdesk tickets and helping other OTS members with projects
• Continually meets workload and team expectations
• Demonstrates initiative and displays positive leadership attributes on a daily and continual basis
• Takes on training or mentoring new or less experienced staff members
• Identify and fully correct OT technical issues, including but not limited to troubleshooting SCADA, PLC’s and instrumentation
• Models safety culture and ensures safety protocols are followed by coworkers
• Identify and communicate areas for improvement within the ERWSD ICS
• Collect the requests for new functionality and features or revisions to existing controls narratives from the various plants
• Work with plant leadership and partners to improve the ICS (Industrial Control System). Ensure compliance to technical guidelines and standards on all projects and work.
• Makes recommendations on upgrades of existing electrical, controls, and mechanical components/equipment as new technology dictates and identify strengths and weaknesses of current equipment
• Design and implementation of PLC logic, HMI programming and alarming and workflow development
• Provide installation, support, and troubleshooting of instrumentation and control loops.
• Basic monitoring and maintenance of an industrial controls network infrastructure.
• Work collaboratively with the IT Department to monitor and repair operations of radio and satellite telemetry systems
• Update documentation to reflect project updates and changes
• Provide 24/7 rotational on call availability for support to all plant & field systems
• Together with the leadership team, ensures compliance with CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment), in addition to staff requirements.
• Maintain the GE Proficy database & Historian Administrator to ensure proper historical data collection
• Works collaboratively with all departments and district staff
• Demonstrates a willingness to work independently in a team environment
• Embraces the safety culture at the district and follows all safety protocols
• Respectfully communicates with peers and the public
• Embraces district mission, vision, and values
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic, integrity, positive attitude and is a team player
• Demonstrate tact and professionalism in communication
• Completes administrative functions correctly and on time including purchasing card reconciliation, ADP time entry, scheduling, and reading emails
• Understands and adheres to OTS day to day expectations
• All required safety trainings up to date
• Order parts, supplies, and materials to maintain and repair all equipment within district facilities
• Training and onboarding of new staff
• Provides input to Supervisor for budgetary process
• Assists Supervisor in developing a strategy for contingency parts
• Assists Supervisor with formulating emergency response strategies
• Serves in an on-call capacity as required
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education/Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; Associates or higher level degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation, Computer Science, or related field preferred. Minimum of 3 - 4 years’ experience and/or training in computerized process control systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be able to identify and fully correct OT technical issues, including but not limited to troubleshooting SCADA, PLC’s and instrumentation. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of ERWSD ICS and troubleshooting. Experience with GE Proficy software and VBA experience with VM environment required. Working knowledge of radio communication technologies preferred. Working knowledge of electrical theory and industrial control systems. Requires familiarity with PLC programming, HMI design & programming, instrumentation, and network infrastructure. Must have proven experience and ability in electrical/mechanical and electronic troubleshooting techniques. Must have experience in the use of electrical test instrumentation devices such as volt meters. Advanced electrical diagram reading and comprehension required. Excels in one or all of the following areas:
o PLC programming
o iFix screen design
o Project management
o ICS troubleshooting
o Team building and collaboration

Demonstrated proficiency with computers, mobile devices, and Microsoft Office software.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Demonstrates initiative and displays positive leadership attributes on a daily and continual basis. Proven customer service skills and the ability to work productively with minimal direct supervision. Good communication skills, verbal and written, to work with plant personnel and vendors.

Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license within 30 days of full time employment and be insurable under District's standards. Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six (6) months of employment. Please see above requirements for certifications and training. Trained and knowledgeable in Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E. Must have completed the iFix 354 course. Must pass the Logix Maintainer or ISA II. Required to have participated in one of the following leadership trainings: SL II, Community Leadership Academy with the Vail Leadership Institute, or another approved Leadership Training

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Must be able to distinguish different colors of wiring.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, winter weather conditions, deep snow, below freezing and sub-zero temperatures, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee may also have to complete work at night. Must meet physical requirements to wear Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and full-face respirators. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to observe proper flow formations, computer monitoring, and tank visuals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, confined spaces, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Contact Person:
Phone: 970-477-5418
Location: Vail, CO
Application Method: Email Cover Letter & Resume
Base Pay: $16-$18/hour

Posted on April 08, 2019
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