Instrumentation & ControlsTechnician - San Jose, CA

Employer: Valley Water

Job Description:
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS TECHNICIAN I/II:
Closing Date/Time Tue. 10/01/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, California
Water Utility Operations and Maintenance Division

Applicants for this recruitment may likely be considered for future vacancies in the same classification. Similarly, consideration may be given to applicants from previous recruitments for this same classification.

Do you have experience in the maintenance, installation and repair of electronic sensory and control systems? Have you analyzed computer and telemetry error messages to accurately identify hardware and software malfunctions? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you!

Treatment Plant Maintenance Unit (Position Code 0776)
Monthly Salary:
Instrumentation and Controls Technician I: $6,846.67 - $8,762.00
Instrumentation and Controls Technician II: $7,938.67 - $10,164.27

Overview:
To perform a variety of entry or journey level skilled electrical work in the maintenance, installation, inspection, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation and controls systems typically found in large pumping plants, pipeline distribution systems, water treatment and distribution systems, hydroelectric generation, and related administrative facilities; to operate hand and power tools and equipment; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility while observing all safety rules and regulations. This position will be assigned to work at one of the district's three water treatment plants in Santa Clara County and can be assigned to work rotating on-call weekends after approximately 1-2 years.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Design improvements to, build, modify, install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, inspect and test a variety of electronic, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, analytical, telemetric, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), analog and digital control devices and equipment found in water treatment and distribution systems.
• Operate and maintain electronic test and calibration equipment including an oscilloscope, analog meter, digital multi-meter, frequency counter, signal counter, loop calibrator and pressure calibrator.
• Work closely with engineering, operations and contract personnel to solve problems and determine needs; estimate labor and materials required to complete assigned tasks.
• Make rough estimates of materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; order required equipment, materials, and supplies. Maintain accurate accounts of time, labor, materials, and equipment for work performed; complete daily logs; prepare oral and written reports as necessary.
• Develop, document and recommend installation and maintenance plans and procedures; prepare schematics, blueprints and layout drawings.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Candidate's Background includes:
Ideal Experience:
• 1+ years of experience in the maintenance, installation and repair of electronic sensory and control systems is desirable for the Control Systems Technician I.
• 4+ years of experience in the maintenance, installation and repair of electronic sensory and control systems for the Control Systems Technician II.
• Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in electronics, a technical trade or a related field, AA degree is desirable.

Ideal Knowledge:
At a minimum, knowledge of:
• Basic methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment failure.
• Principles of mathematics.
• Methods and techniques of calibrating electronic equipment.
Preferred knowledge of:
• Operations, services and activities of a control systems maintenance and repair program.
• Operational methods and practices associated with water treatment process.
• Operational characteristics of analog and digital sensory or control equipment.
• Electronic analog and digital theory.
• Use, operation, calibration and maintenance of a variety of specialized electronic control systems test equipment and tools.
• Principles and procedures of confined space entry.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Ability to:
• Analyze computer and telemetry error messages to identify hardware and software malfunctions.
• Install, maintain, modify, repair and test a variety of electronic, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and analog and digital systems.
• Diagnose problems in sensory and control equipment and recommend corrective actions.
• Operate a variety of specialized electronic testing equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Ideal Training and Education:
Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in electronics, a technical trade or a related field, AA degree is desirable.

** A practical exercise may be a part of the interview process
Closing Date for Applications: Closing 10/01/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time

For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd

Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org

Contact Person: Recruitment Unit
Phone: 4086302260
Email: recruit@valleywater.org
Location: San Jose, CA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $6,846.67 - $8,762.00

Posted on September 20, 2019
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