The Wastewater Treatment Department is seeking an Instrument Technician 2. This position installs, modifies, repairs, calibrates, and maintains 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.
(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.)
1. Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, modify, and repair 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. Based on assessment of cost effectiveness, recommend repair vs. replacement, in-house vs. out-sourced repair.
2. Actively participates in the implementation of new construction projects, including design reviews, submittal reviews, inspection, commissioning, documentation, training, and warranty.
3. Program, troubleshoot, and maintain programmable logic controllers and microprocessor-based equipment.
4. Install instrumentation from engineering and electrical drawings; prepare schematics and reports to reflect changes or alteration made in equipment, circuits and systems.
5. Lead the work of other personnel assigned to large and/or complex electrical/electronic projects; check work for compliance with electrical codes and District standards; provide feedback to supervisor as necessary.
6. Create purchase requisition for materials, parts, tools, and equipment needed to perform work assignments; maintain operating logs; record required information.
Methods, materials, tools, and testing equipment of the instrument technician trade
Electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical theory and practices for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of process control instrumentation
The National Electric Code (NEC) and State and local electrical codes
Pertinent safety practices and procedures
Requisition and purchasing procedures and practices
Diagnosing and determining the best method to install, repair and calibrate process control instrumentation
Operation of a wide variety of calibration and testing equipment for electronic, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
Programming, installing, and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
Estimating and scheduling work
Maintaining accurate and complete maintenance records
Use of computers and computer software for scheduling work, and for office applications
Training, scheduling, and evaluating the work of other instrument technicians
Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, specifications, and manuals
Plan testing procedures
Determine the proper kind and type of parts and equipment needed for instrumentation installation and repair
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Operate effectively in a team environment
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Responsible experience in installing, modifying, repairing, and servicing electronic, pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic instruments;
Training in instrument technology, electronics technology, or related fields.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
Must possess a valid of Oregon Limited Energy Technician (LEB) License or higher level at time of application.
Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license.
Reasonable Accommodation Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.
Equal Employment Opportunity Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.
Internal Number: 19-13b
About Clean Water Services
Located just minutes from beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, Clean Water Services (CWS) is a water resources management utility serving the Tualatin River Watershed. Everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health while enhancing the natural environment. Combining science and nature, we work in partnership with others to safeguard the river’s health and vitality, ensure the economic success of our region, and protect public health for more than 560,000 residents and businesses in urban Washington County.