Under supervision from the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, this position installs, tests, repairs, inspects, troubleshoots, calibrates, and maintains metering and recording instruments, controlling devices, data logging and display equipment; SCADA, communications and telemetry systems; investigates and troubleshoots PLC logic and control issues; interprets ladder logic diagrams; prepares and maintains a variety of records; makes verbal and written reports of work activities; and performs related work as required.
Knowledge of: electrical and electronic circuits; mechanical linkage and telemetering systems; the basics of PLC and SCADA software and hardware; electronic schematic diagrams and blueprints; methods and techniques of calibrating electronic equipment; use and safe operation of a wide variety of standard hand and power tools and electronic and electric test equipment related to field and shop work; basic methods and techniques for troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment failure; laws, rules and regulations governing maintenance and operation of radio, telemetry and telephone equipment; safe work practices and the ability to identify workplace hazards and/or unsafe conditions and take appropriate corrective action.
Skill and Ability to: inspect, test, repair and install industrial instrumentation and controls according to established procedures and standards, read instruments accurately; work from and interpret wiring, P&ID, ladder logic and mechanical drawings; safely use hand and power tools and equipment to test and calibrate instrumentation and controls; accurately estimate labor and materials costs; effectively use a computer for data management and to generate reports; prepare and maintain neat, accurate and complete records; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical persons; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and perform essential duties of the job without causing harm to self or others.
Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the equivalent of: High school diploma or its equivalent; and Four (4) years of journey-level experience as an Instrument Technician, performing skilled work in both mechanical and electro-mechanical repairs or electronic circuitry repair with at least two (2) years’ experience working on industrial instrumentation and controls. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
How to Apply:
Application materials must be submitted online at www.acwd.org/jobs by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021. Application materials must include a completed Alameda County Water District Employment application. Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the recruitment process which may include a written exam and interview panel. Candidates passing the qualifications appraisal process will be ranked on an employment list for further consideration. Top-ranking candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the hiring Supervisor.