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Electronics and Instrumentation Technician

Posted: 08/28/2021

  
General Purpose

 

Provides highly skilled electronic work in the installation, testing, repairing, and maintaining Pueblo Water's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, remote controlled devices, telemetry systems, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) instruments, monitoring and control devices for radio systems, security systems and related equipment. Develops, maintains and troubleshoots PLC programs. Works with SCADA Administrator and IS Division personnel to maintain SCADA system computers and associated equipment. Utilizes manual or computer-aided drafting techniques to develop electrical and electronic control system drawings.  Investigates, traces wiring, and interprets (PLC) systems, control system components and associated sensing devices to develop accurate “as built” drawings. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Develops, installs, calibrates, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains electronic systems, equipment, and components including, but not limited to  local and remote terminal units, SCADA system, PLC’s and Remote Telemetry Units (RTU’s), as well as adjustable frequency drives (AFD), control circuits, monitoring and control devices for motor controls  process controllers, level controllers, level and pressure transducers, flow and position transmitters, data communications equipment, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, cathodic protection systems, wireless and radio systems, security equipment, solar power equipment, gas detection systems, audio and video equipment. Works with IS Division personnel to troubleshoot and resolve problems with telecommunication equipment.
  2. Performs manual and computer-aided drafting in the creation of electrical, electronic, and control system drawings and schematics. 
  3. Utilizes test equipment including, but not limited to, analog multitesters, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, frequency selective level meters, frequency counters, cable locators and testers, communications and spectrum monitors, watt meters, component testers, pressure calibrators, telemetry monitors, PLC programmers, portable test units and Windows-based personal computers. 
  4. Reads and understands schematics and wiring diagrams. 
  5. Plans, develops, programs, maintains, repairs and integrates PLC systems.
  6. Maintains and updates PLC program database. 
  7. Maintains Facilities Operation and Maintenance records and computerized data as assigned.Prepares and completes work order processes and procedures as assigned. 
  8. Maintains inventory of tools, parts and equipment. Purchases tools, replacement parts, and equipment as needed.
  9. Responds to general inquiries from Pueblo Water personnel, contractors, and engineers regarding issues related to electronic controls and instrumentation. 
  10. Operates assigned vehicle.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Employee is held accountable for all duties of this position.
Employee ensures that all duties and responsibilities are performed in a safe manner.
 
Must reside within Pueblo County.

 

Education, Training and Experience

 

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, or related field with one year of computer aided drafting.
  • Colorado Class "R" Driver's License.
  • Colorado Class 1 Water Distribution Operator certification, or ability to obtain the certification within one (1) year immediately following the date of entry into the position.
  • Three to four years of related electrical, electronic hands-on field experience including computer aided drafting.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

 
  • Advanced knowledge of PLC architecture, programming and function; adjustable frequency drives (AFD); motor soft-starters; across the line motor control components; pressure sensors; flow control systems; SCADA system computer equipment and control components.
  • Must possess a sound working knowledge of the safety requirements and precautions that must be taken while working in close proximity to medium to high voltages.
     
  • Knowledge of computer aided drafting practices and procedures, computer systems, and basic spreadsheet, database and word processing software programs.
     
  • Moderate knowledge of telemetry, calibration instruments, and specialized diagnostic equipment.
     
  • Ability to interpret and work from technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, and  troubleshoot and repair equipment.
     
  • Moderate interpersonal skills are required to exchange and interpret information, and respond to routine questions. Interacts with co-workers, supervisors, and the public in person and/or by phone.
     
  • Must possess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. 
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
 
  • Machinery, instrumentation, test equipment and tools related to water treating and pumping operations.
     
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
     
  • Water-treatment and pumping machinery, instrumentation, tools, electrical and electronic test equipment.
     
  • Standard office materials and equipment.
     
  • Assigned vehicle.
Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Physical hazards are present approximately 50% of the time and may inhibit the normal performance of duties. Position may be exposed to adverse weather conditions, confined spaces, noise and traffic hazards, chemical solvents or fumes, and high voltage areas. Work requires continuous standing, walking, bending, climbing, and/or kneeling for extended periods of the time on a regular basis. Lifting, pulling, and/or pushing of items (sometimes in excess of 40 pounds) is moderate and necessary for the performance of required duties.

The essential functions and major responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of Pueblo Water and requirements of the job change.  The above are the duties performed by employees in this classification. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
 

 

Agency
Board of Water Works of Pueblo, Colorado
Address
Board of Water Works
319 West Fourth Street
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
Phone
719.584.0454
                                              
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