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Organization:  City of Davis
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Water and Sewers
Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Davis
Salary and Benefits:  $68,987.36 - $83,854.37 Annually
06/10/2014

A City of Davis online employment application must be submitted to be considered for this position.

DEFINITION

To perform or assist in the development and construction of new equipment and systems, and maintenance, repair, replacement and basic design of control systems including, electronic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical instrumentation employed in the operation of pumping stations, water wells, water distribution control valves, wastewater plant and related systems within the Public Works Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from higher level supervisory or management personnel.

May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ‑ Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs comprehensive preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or mechanical equipment utilized in the control systems at Water and Wastewater facilities, including but not limited to: flow meters, switches, thermocouples, transducers, variable frequency drives, analyzing equipment, telemetry equipment, performs hardware and software design modifications to existing field instruments, wiring, programmable logic controllers, communication links, and computers used in the Public Works Department SCADA systems.
  • Surveys and documents existing control systems interprets and implements water and wastewater SCADA Master Plans; performs operational systems tests and fault diagnostics as required to identify and correct electrical, pneumatic, and electronic analog and computer system failures.
  • Performs acceptance testing and inspects the installation for conformance with plans and specifications; performs light mechanical work related to control systems functions.
  • Researches, specifies, and procures materials and equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Maintains tools, records, drawings, and manuals; assists in the repair and installation of switch gear, motor controls, conduit, and wiring; assists with development and implementation of new maintenance procedures.
  • Assists in training personnel as assigned; reports and/or corrects unsafe working conditions; coordinates and reviews work of outside consultants or other parties as required to ensure proper plant performance.
  • Provides functional lead supervision of the work of other personnel on a project basis as assigned.
  • Drives a vehicle in the performance of duties.
  • Utilizes computer applications relevant to maintenance management; maintains an orderly work environment.
  • Assign and review the work of assigned technical staff; provide technical training to staff; provide input on performance evaluations.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other city employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Provide technical information to department staff on Water and Wastewater SCADA system operations.
  • Communicate with outside agencies on a formal basis for emergency response on projects.
  • Train technical staff on SCADA operations and procedures.
  • Design, trouble shoot and modify SCADA software, hardware, RTU controllers, and SCADA communication radios.
  • Participate in the standby program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Methods, tools, materials, and test equipment used in the development, construction and maintenance of instrument and control systems in water and waste water treatment, pumping, storage facilities, equipment; and computer applications relevant to control systems and maintenance management functions.

Principles, techniques, tools equipment, materials used in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Safe work methods and safety precautions for working on or around hazardous chemicals and industrial equipment voltage systems below 600vac.

Thoroughly familiar with computer networks, electronic control instrumentation systems, real-time computer applications, integrated control systems, SCADA/PLC programming and troubleshooting.

Ability to:

Utilize test equipment to read and record meters and gauges or automatic recording devices to verify operating conditions.

Perform varied skills such as trouble-shooting and repair of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls.

Adjust automatic and manual low voltage (<600 VAC), electric, electronic, and pneumatic signals used in process controls and heating, ventilating and cooling, (HVAC) systems within recommended or prescribed ranges.

Utilize computer applications for work and equipment documentation; perform all duties in a safe manner; interpret technical manuals, drawings and specifications.

Demonstrate aptitude in practical mathematics.

Understand and follow written, oral, or schematic instructions.

Operate, interpret and act on results of instrument and electrical test equipment.

Keep accurate records.

Successfully coordinate work with and assistance of City staff, consultants, and contractors.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing professionally within the course of work.

Experience and Training

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

Four years of increasingly responsible technical experience with a strong emphasis in water production and wastewater operations.  Four years of increasing responsibility in the maintenance and repair of Electrical and Instrumentation systems.  Two years of experience with Industrial HMI/PLC maintenance, trouble shooting and programming.  Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by technical courses in maintenance and repair of instrumentation and electrical components and systems. Additional coursework in advanced mathematics, science, engineering and drafting is highly desirable.

License or Certificate

  • Possession of either a California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Plant Maintenance Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II Certificate or an ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level II Certificate within one year.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a certificate of completion of course study in the basic and intermediate HMI/SCADA fundamentals within the first year.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a certificate of completion of course study in PLC maintenance troubleshooting and intermediate programming within the first year.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.

On an intermittent basis, walk, stand, kneel, climb and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; frequent and repetitive hand and arm motion; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to use small tools; sitting, standing and walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less. Work both inside and outside with exposure to weather, odors, fumes, dust, pollen, insect bites and blood borne pathogens.

FINAL FILING DATE 

Online applications will be received by the Human Resources Office until 5:00PM, Friday June 27, 2014.  A City of Davis online employment application must be submitted to be considered for this position; paper applications will not be considered. You will find the online application and brochure at the City of Davis website: http://www.cityofdavis.org/.



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