Process Control Instrumentation Technician - Stanford, CA

Employer: Stanford University

Job Description:
Job Family: Physical Environment Services
Job Series: Process Control Instrumentation Technician
Job Series Code: X13

Job Series Summary:
This series describes positions in which employees are responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and assisting with the design of industrial pneumatic, electronic distributed instrumentation and control systems, and computer servers.
There are three levels in the series: Process Control Instrumentation Technician, Process Control Instrumentation Specialist, and Process Control Instrumentation Lead. The levels are differentiated based on the level of skill and specialized knowledge applied to the work and the independence with which the employee works.

Job Title: Process Control Instrumentation Technician Specialist
Job Classification Code: 8248
Pay Range: A42
Exemption Classification: Non-exempt
Effective/Revision Date: 12/01/2018

Job Responsibilities:
 Under the direction of a lead or supervisor, employees in this classification, Specialist perform highly skilled work on the full range of systems and equipment, demonstrate a high degree of expertise on most or all of the systems and work independently with little assistance from a lead or supervisor.
 May also develop new methods or procedures for carrying out unique assignments; and give direction, instruction, and support to others.

Characteristic Duties The duties listed under this section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.
 Design, install, maintain, troubleshoot,
repair and calibrate complete systems
and components including control
programming software/tools, computers,
communications networks, and software.
 Work with engineers and other groups on
the design, re-design, installation,
modification, and performance of new
 Perform preventive maintenance and
functional analysis of all these systems,
including the ability to work with the
 Install, configure and use software to
complete instrumentation tasks, write
PLC ladder logic and/or function block
programming to meet technical
specifications, and document ladder logic
clearly and accurately.
 Starts up, certifies and commissions new
instrumentation systems; documents
startup and testing procedures for new
and existing equipment.
 Implement alarm limits, priority of alarms
for paging and notification, change set
points, tuning constants and other
parameters, and document and
communicate all changes or
 Plan own work based from assignments
given, and prioritize urgency.
 Provide direction for Process Control
Instrumentation Technicians.
 Write work plans for performing work and
procedures for documenting new and
existing systems.
 May generate written Operating
Procedures (SOP) for use by other staff.
 May perform any of the duties described
in the Process Control Installation
Technician specification or other duties
as assigned.
 Adhere to safety rules.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Five years’ of experience performing the
characteristic duties described at the
Process Control Instrumentation Technician
level or combination of relevant education
and experience.

Minimum Qualifications
 In addition to the qualifications required
for the Process Control Instrumentation
Technician, the Process Control
Instrumentation Specialist requires the
following demonstrated qualifications.
 Ability to make sketches and drawings of
instruments, piping and electronic
instrumentation, and control systems.
 Knowledge and understanding of
processes in an industrial environment.
 Ability to independently design, install,
maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot all
complex microprocessor based control
 Ability to troubleshoot, repair and
maintain the system's computers and
associated equipment.
 Ability to design, install, troubleshoot,
repair and maintain instrumentation
 Successful completion of assignments
frequently depends upon the knowledge
of the engineering principles involved
with a system and its components, and
the ability to understand the process and
programming involved.
 The Process Control Instrumentation
Specialist is a self-starter, and
communicates well within the group,
department and customers.
 The Specialist is capable of application
design, aware of technology
development and capable of providing
and presenting ideas for operational

Certificates and Licenses Required:
Valid California Class C Non-commercial
Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements:
 Ability to obtain and maintain a California
Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License.
 Frequently stand/walk, sitting, perform
desk-based computer tasks, use a
telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that
weigh up to 20 pounds.
 Occasionally, writing by hand, kneel/crawl,
climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other),
reach/work above shoulders, grasp
forcefully, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp
lightly/fine manipulation.
 Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts,
scrub/sweep, lift/carry/push/pull objects
that weigh >40 pounds.

Working Conditions:
 May be required to work overtime,
evenings and weekends, including
Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather
 May perform work on elevated surfaces, in
confined spaces and noisy environments,
and/or around high voltage electricity and
other hazards.
 May be exposed to hazardous chemicals,
heavy metals, asbestos, and/or radiation
or electromagnetic fields.
 May be required to be on call 24/7
 May work on swing and owl shifts without
supervisory assistance.
 Required to wear appropriate uniform.
 Required to wear appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.

Work Standards:
 When conducting university business,
must comply with the California Vehicle
Code and Stanford University driving
 Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the
ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external
 Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates
commitment to personal responsibility
and value for safety; communicates
safety concerns; uses and promotes safe
behaviors based on training and lessons
 Subject to and expected to comply with
all applicable University policies and
procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies
found in the University’s Administrative
and the appropriate collective bargaining
agreement at

Contact Person: Marc Conway
Location: Stanford, CA
Application Method: Please send cover letter and resume to:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on October 22, 2019
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