Instrument Technician Apprentice- Tigard, OR

Employer: Clean Water Services

Job Description:
The Water Resource Recovery Operations and Services program is seeking two apprentices for our Instrument Technician Apprenticeship Program. This position trains in and performs work in installing, modifying, repairing, calibrating, and maintaining electronic, hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and provide data to Programmable Logic Controllers and SCADA systems for process control to maximize the efficiency of treatment plants and pumping stations.

Additional Information:
The District is currently conducting a classification and compensation study and is in labor negotiations with Teamsters Local 223.
2 Vacancies: 1 position will be located at Rock Creek and the other at Durham.

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled or have graduated from a District approved Technical Program (Perry Technical Institute, Bellingham Technical College).

Essential Functions:
(Performed under close supervision and in a developmental capacity. The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)

Train in installing, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, modifying, and repairing a variety of instrumentation and control equipment including sensors, transmitters, monitors, recorders, detectors, flowmeters, controllers, and other equipment common to large and complex wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations. Learn to efficiently assess problems in order to recommend cost effective solutions, such as repair vs. replacement or in-house vs. out-sourced repair.

Train in the process of new construction projects, including design reviews, submittal reviews, construction inspection, commissioning, documentation, training, and warranty.

Learn to program, troubleshoot, and maintain programmable logic controllers and microprocessor-based equipment.

Learn to install instrumentation from engineering and electrical drawings; assist with the preparation of schematics and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in equipment, circuits and systems.

Assist with requisitioning the materials and equipment needed to perform work assignments; maintain operating logs; record required information.

Keeps assigned area(s) clean and hazard-free; uses safe work practices and required personal protective equipment; follows District safety policies and procedures.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required KSAs would be:

Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent, and have completed one year of high school algebra, integrated math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with a grade of C or better, or submit equivalent math placement test scores


Basic understanding in installing, modifying, repairing, and servicing electronic, pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic instruments


Prior acceptance into a District approved Apprenticeship Program (Clackamas Community College or Portland Community College); and/or training in instrument technology, electronics technology, or related fields.

Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license at time of appointment.

Upon hire, candidates will be enrolled in an apprenticeship program and will be working towards their Limited Energy Technician Class B (LEB) Certification, normally a 2 year process. Up to one year of experience may be credited for prior work and/or education.

Contact Person: Jaclyn Lombardo
Phone: 5036813644
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $24.62

Posted on July 15, 2022

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