2021-04-30 2021-05-24

Instrument Technician

Alameda County Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fremont, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 65916
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fremont, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 65916
  • Organization Website

Summary
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.

Qualifications

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.

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