SCADA – Instrumentation Technician - Walla Walla, WA

Employer: City of Walla Walla

Job Description:
SCADA – INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN
Opening Date:August 8, 2022
Salary Range: $ 27.658 – 35.297/hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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NATURE OF POSITION
Assists in the operation of the City's Water Treatment Plant, lab, intake facilities, hydroelectric facility, wells, and other water infrastructure ensuring that City water quality meets or exceeds Washington State Department of Health Standards. Performs duties related to electrical maintenance, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operation, instrumentation, programming, and reporting.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Associates degree or apprenticeship in instrumentation/industrial electronics or related field; journeyman level electrical and SCADA knowledge; and 4 years of electrical, controls, or mechanical experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Valid driver’s license. Valid State of Washington Water Treatment Plant Operator Class 1 certificate, or ability to obtain within one-year after acceptance for testing by the Washington State Department of Health. First aid/CPR certification; and confined space certification from City-approved organization obtained within one year of hire.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bilingual in Spanish. Two years’ experience in Water Treatment Plant Operations; valid class B commercial driver’s license with hazardous materials endorsement. Journeyman level electrical and SCADA knowledge and experience.
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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.

Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:

CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please contact us at: hr@wallawallawa.gov or 509.527.4475.
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NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA COMPLIES WITH TITLE VI, ADA, AND OTHER APPLICABLE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR SEX IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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SUPERVISION RECEIVED
General direction and supervision provided by the Water Treatment Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Service – Integrity – Collaboration – Equity – Leadership – Community
2. Assist in troubleshooting and repair of journeyman level complex electrical and mechanical systems vital for the operation of the water treatment plant, wells, and reservoirs including, but not limited to calibration and repair of various process instruments and analyzers, UV reactors, programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, pumps of various sizes, telemetry and SCADA control equipment, hydroelectric electric generator controls, and other system support equipment.
3. Recognize and respond to operational emergencies on a 24-hour basis, troubleshoot, and resolve complex system problems and determine appropriate actions within defined guidelines. Make routine decisions without immediate or detailed direction and/or supervision regarding day-to-day treatment plant operations including the starting and stopping of wells, adjustments of flows and treatment doses after hours, weekends and holidays, on a rotating on-call basis.
4. Engage risk management protocols and procedures as required and participate in review and updating of current program, including but not limited to reviewing and writing new standard operating procedures related to operations and chlorine risk management.
5. Prepare reports, record, and maintain accurate logs and operating information. Maintain plant records for reporting to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
6. Responsible for maintaining a continuous supply of quality, safe drinking water to the city without detailed supervision or direction.
7. Assist in providing technical and operational input to City Engineering staff and outside consultants related to plant upgrades and scheduled maintenance projects.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Effectively work with other members of the water treatment staff and other city personnel in day-to-day operations.
6. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Basic operation of water system and control processes.
• National Electrical Code (NEC) and instrumentation standards.
• Electrical fundamentals, measurements, control circuits, and application as well as operations.
• Operation, programming, and application of personal computers (PCs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Operator Interface Terminals (OITs), Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), Human-Machine Interface (HMIs), and SCADA Remote Terminal Units (RTUs).
• In depth knowledge of electrical and mechanical safety procedures, including testing equipment.
• Proficient in reading schematics, electrical diagrams, and blueprints.
• Proficient in the use of all hand and shop tools.
• Confined space entry regulations and procedures.
• Chlorine handling, storage methods, and precautions.
• Risk management program protocols and procedures.
• Analysis of water quality, including the use of a variety of test kits and equipment per Washington State DOH and EPA Requirements and AWWA Standards.
• Basic laws, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the assigned duties.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
All hand and power tools typically associated with electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair including test equipment such as multi-meters, amp meters, and HI-pot tester. Laboratory equipment including spectrophotometer, water baths, and oven incubators; chlorine color meters and turbidity testing equipment; hand and power tools including hydraulic press and bearing heater. Standard office equipment such as desktop and laptop computers, copiers, scanners, and phones.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of specialized equipment and tools; climbing ladders and working from heights; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; lifting and carrying heavy objects generally weighing 75-100 pounds with assistance; pushing, pulling; kneeling and crouching; seeing, hearing, and speaking to exchange information. Perform strenuous physical tasks.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Indoor and outdoor work environment; noise from equipment operation; seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions; exposure to gases, chemicals, various acids, and acidic compounds; handling of microorganisms; work around pressurized systems and equipment having moving parts; work at heights and in confined spaces; perform work around electrical equipment with medium voltages; subject to responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis and call back provisions of the City.

Contact Person: Addie Renstrom
Phone: 509-527-4475
Email: hr@wallawallawa.gov
Location: Walla Walla
Application Method: Email hr@wallawallawa.gov or apply online https://www.wallawallawa.gov/government/human-resources
Base Pay: Salary Range: $ 27.658 – 35.297/hour

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Posted on November 30, 2022

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