2023-05-16 2023-06-20

Process Control Instrumentation Technician/Water SCADA Technician

Stanford University - Land, Buildings & Real Estate
  • Organization Type: Educational Institution
  • Location: Stanford, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86888
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    Organization Type: Educational Institution
  • Location: Stanford, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86888
  • Organization Website

Department: Sustainability & Energy Management
Job Code: 8248
Range: A42
Exemption: Non-Exempt, Bargaining Union
Location: 315 Bonair Siding, Stanford CA

Apply here: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/process-control-instrumentation-technician-water-scada-technician-21413

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University’s physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university’s academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford’s 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

What you will do in this role:
This position reports to the Water Systems Operations Supervisor, who manages the Water Shop in the Water Resources and Civil Infrastructure Group in the Sustainability and Energy Management department. The Water Shop technicians operate and maintain the domestic water, lake (irrigation) water, recycled water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems on campus.

Under the direction of a lead technician or supervisor, Water SCADA Technicians perform highly skilled work on the full range of systems and equipment, demonstrate a high degree of expertise on most or all of the systems and work independently with little assistance from a lead or supervisor. May also develop new methods or procedures for carrying out unique assignments, and give direction, instruction, and support to others.

Characteristic duties:

  • Configuring, installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and analyzing data from metering, instrumentation, recording, data logging & display and controls equipment on water distribution, wastewater collection, storm drainage collection system components and creek diversion facilities, including electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, analog, and digital recording metering and control devices. The effort entails fieldwork on the hardware and data/communication infrastructure as well as office work on data transmission, collection, and analysis.

  • Performing water, sewer, and drainage technician duties, including preventive maintenance, overhaul, and repair of a variety of pumps and control devices; isolation of failures and shut-down of system or a portion thereof in emergency and non-emergency situations; water purification and sanitation, in accordance with state laws; operation of water storage facilities and distribution components. The work also involves water quality monitoring and construction, repair and inspection of water systems and general vigilance of everyday operations and potential problems.

The successful candidate will embrace the following:
LBRE Core Values of Leadership, Exploration, Gratitude, Accountability, Community and You, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their management style and help to build an organization where these qualities serve as the foundation for successful and rewarding careers for all employees.

LBRE views a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as one where everyone can thrive. It is a culture of trust and respect, where staff can be their authentic selves, feel safe and work in a place that they feel they belong. We strive to create a community that draws upon a wide pool of talent to unify excellence while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

To be successful in this role you must bring:

  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent required and five years’ experience performing the characteristic duties described at the Water Scada Technician level or combination of relevant education and experience.

  • At least three years’ experience in electronic sensory and control systems as utilized in water utilities, with the equipment described above.

  • Fundamental knowledge of SCADA systems, systems integration and networking, PLC programming (SCADApack, ABM), program language, and debugging tools; possess the knowledge and skills to operate/maintain and troubleshoot these systems.

  • The Water SCADA Technician is capable of application design, aware of technology development and capable of providing and presenting ideas for operational improvements.

Certificates and Licenses required:

  • Valid California noncommercial Class C Driver License.

  • Have and maintain California DWR (Department of Water Resources) certificate D3 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain within 12 months the AWWA (American Water Works Association) Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certificate.

  • California DWR (Department of Water Resources) Certificate T2 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate preferred.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain within 24 months the AWWA (American Water Works Association) Cross- Connection Certificate.

  • CWEA Controls Systems Technician II level or equivalent certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain a California Noncommercial Class C Driver License.

  • Must be physically able to move manhole covers, operate valves and access trenches and manholes.

  • Must be able to wear a respirator and pass annual function medical and auditory testing, fitness testing and training.

  • Constantly utilizing light/ fine grasping.

  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21- 40 pounds.

  • Occasionally perform seated work, kneel/crawl/twist/bend/stoop/ squat/reach work above shoulders.

  • Perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and sort file paperwork or parts.

  • Rarely climb, lift/carry/pull objects up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work any day of the week and at all hours to cover emergencies. Able to work overtime, evenings, and weekends, including holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

  • Able to receive phone calls and respond when able on rotating basis referred to as beeper duty.

  • Required to wear appropriate issued uniform.

  • Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • May be exposed to noise greater than 80db TWA , biohazards, asbestos, and heavy metals.

  • May work in confined spaces or at heights from 4- 10. Feet.

Work Standards:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/ and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/policies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

The expected pay range for this position is $52.13 (Step 1) - $63.12 (Step 10) per hour. Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

All Stanford University employees are subject to all COVID-19 requirements, which includes being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 pursuant to our vaccination policy.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

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