Instrument & Control Technician - Poulsbo, WA

Employer: Kitsap County

Job Description:
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Sewer Utility Instrument and Control Technician position is skilled in the installation, operation, maintenance, calibration, repair, and replacement of instrumentation, SCADA, radio telemetry, and electronic controls of equipment used in wastewater treatment process and sewer pumping facilities.

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED; and
Two years experience in the electrical/electronic trades working with 3-phase motors, relay logic, control loops, PLC's and field instrumentation; OR
Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications

Certification by the Instrumentation Classification Industry Council (IAC) as an instrument and control technician.
Computer knowledge of HMI and SCADA software, PLC ladder logic and programming.
Experience troubleshooting electronic components.
Experience working in a Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Driving Requirements

The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.
Category 2: Driver operates a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business.
Criminal Conviction Standards:

The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: (Download PDF reader)

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements

Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
In accordance with WAC 296-62-07150 and WAC 296-62-09027, medical evaluations, to include audiometric testing, will be conducted on successful applicants prior to employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in the electrical/electronics trades.
Safe working practices and procedures.
Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the electrical trades.
3-phase motors, relay logic, control loops, PLC's and field instrumentation.
Instrumentation theory and process control application.
HMI and SCADA computer software, PLC ladder logic and programming.
Skills and/or Ability to:

Appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
Schedule and prioritize workflow to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
Work independently without regular direction, and troubleshoot problems in assigned area of responsibility.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
Understand and effectively follow written and oral instructions.
Work from sketches and blueprints.
Read and understand equipment operation and repair manuals.
Use electronic and electrical testing devices, such as oscilloscopes, DMV, signal generators and voltage/current calibrators.
Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the department.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Physically perform the assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
Wear protective gear as needed.
Work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as required, including on-call duty.
Report for duty on time and remain at work until the end of their scheduled shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared as an "Essential Employee" under the Public Works Inclement Weather/Emergency Response policy.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities

(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Positions in this class typically require:

Work is performed primarily in a field environment, including in confined areas, wet wells and ditches, conducting maintenance on electrical components common to sewer pump stations and wastewater treatment facilities.
Potential exposure to the hazards associated with the electronics/electrical trades.When working in confined areas, wet wells and ditches, exposure to noxious fumes is a hazard and may require the incumbent to have the ability to properly wear a breathing apparatus.
Exposure to physical hazards associated with working around pumping equipment, generators, all forms of sewage (solid, liquid, gaseous) and large diesel/gasoline vehicles.Enter confined spaces under alternate entry procedures which ensure safety.
Bending, stooping, reaching (over shoulders, at waist and below waist), walking, standing and working high above ground, adequate vision sufficient to view gauges and operate equipment and prepare log books, and hearing sufficient to respond to audible alarms, speaking adequate to communicate effectively, manual dexterity to grasp/handle equipment and materials. Climb several flights of stairs multiple times per shift.
Must possess sufficient physical strength, dexterity, coordination and mental alertness to operate power equipment, inspect sewage lines, etc. and establish traffic control
The exertion of force of up to 50 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds frequently and/or 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
Ability to ascend and descend stairs multiple times per year.
To pull 50 ft. hoses, weighing at least 25 lbs. each, which includes bending, stooping, reaching and pulling motions.
Incumbents may be:

Exposed to potentially hazardous conditions when exposed to violent or hostile individuals, weather conditions, temperature extremes, slippery surfaces, road and traffic hazards.
Instrumentation: Install, operate, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, replace and/or upgrade instrumentation including but not limited to: ultrasonic level transmitters, radar level transmitters, bubbler level transmitters, capacitance level transmitters, gauge pressure transmitters, differential pressure transmitters, magnetic flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters, Coriolis mass flowmeters, clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters, parshall flumes, dissolved oxygen analyzers, pH analyzers, oxygen/methane/H2S/CO2 gas analyzers, thermocouple temperature transmitters, RTD temperature transmitters, electric valve actuators, pneumatic valve actuators, and valve positioners.
HMI/Auto-dialers/PLCs/Automated Controls: Troubleshoot, repair, and program HMIs, auto-dialers, PLCs, and automated control systems. Software used includes: RSLinx, PanelBuilder, FactoryTalk View Studio, Win911, RSLogix 500, Studio 5000 programming software, and RSNetWorx for DeviceNet/ControlNet communication protocols.
Radio Telemetry: Troubleshoot, repair, and program radio telemetry systems including: CalAmp Viper radios with Ethernet routing, Allen Bradley MicroLogix/CompactLogix PLCs, and Wonderware InTouch. Use the bucket truck and/or extension ladders to troubleshoot/repair/install radio antennas. Improve radio telemetry by using topographical maps to determine the best route for each lift station.
Electrical: Troubleshoot and repair AC and DC control circuits, including: relay logic, Pump Controllers, Float Switches, Flow Switches, Sail Switches, electric louvers, thermostats, and emergency generators. Troubleshoot, repair, and program 3-phase motors, VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), soft starters, electric motor starters, contractors, overload relays, and smart electric overload relays.
Perform preventative maintenance on this and related equipment.
Provide direction and training to entry level personnel.
Other Job Duties:

Perform other related duties as required.
Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process.
This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Covered under a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters 589W Public Works Utilities. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
This posting may be used to fill future openings.
This position is open until filled and will be reviewed weekly.

Contact Person: Carol A Mackie
Phone: 13603377185
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: $59,779-$84,468/year

Posted on March 07, 2022

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