JOB SUMMARY The Control Systems Technician is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair, and installation of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), field instrumentation, variable frequency drives, communication network systems, HMI computer work stations, and hazardous chemical distribution systems.
Performs preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and replacement of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), control and instrument loops, field instrumentation, chemical analysis systems, variable frequency drives, communication network systems, hazardous chemical distribution and detection systems, and HMI computer work stations in accordance with industry standards.
Installs DCS and SCADA systems, process instrumentation, PLCs, PLC based control and instrument loops, communication network systems, HMI computer workstations, hazardous chemical distribution/detection systems, and chemical analyzer equipment.
Applies programming necessary for maintaining the DCS and SCADA systems, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and other software.
Updates databases with information regarding assigned work orders, equipment calibration, repair and parts inventory and orders parts.
Reviews prints for conformity to SAWS and accepted industry standards in instrumentation principals, practices, procedures and terminology. Evaluates and specifies instrumentation.
Supports other departments within SAWS as well as outside contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies in the verification and third-party certification of instrument data.
Trains and mentors other employees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The Control Systems Technician works under limited supervision.
Coordinates technicians of different trades in order to carry out repair and installation of complex control systems and instrumentation.
Associate's degree or equivalent amount of credits (60 credits or more) in instrumentation, electronics or industrial fields or Technical Certification from an institution accredited by a national recognized accrediting agency.
Three years' experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and installation of Process Control Systems (SCADA and DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), control and instrument loops, field instrumentation.
Proficient in the use of laptop computers, multi-meters, and other calibration equipment.
Proficiency with desktop business applications, including Excel, Word, and Access.
Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License consistent with SAWS Driving Policy.
Instrument Society of America Certification.
Proficient with data communications systems, protocols and cabling, including wired and wireless network systems, radio telemetry and MODBUS.
Class "C" Groundwater Texas Water Operator License or Class "C" Texas Wastewater Treatment Operator License.
Proficient with chlorination/sulfur dioxide systems or approved hazardous chemical distribution and detection system.
Proficient skills in programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) computer work stations.
Work order and maintenance management systems experience.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and an individual self-directed environment, including coordination with end-users, internal and external customers, consultants, and vendors.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Ability to work hours other than regular schedule such as days, nights, weekends, holidays, on-call, and rotating shifts.
Ability to operate a company vehicle on a daily basis.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical requirements include visual acuity, color vision, standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, crawling, squatting, kneeling and working in cramped and strained positions for long periods of time, and the ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
Working conditions are primarily outside with frequent exposure to inclement weather; wastewater; mechanical, electrical, chemical and confined space hazards; offensive fumes; excessive noise; heavy traffic; deep excavations; and animals, snakes, and poisonous insects. May be required to comply with requirements as specified in applicable regulations for personal protective equipment, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated equipment. Also operates a company vehicle on a daily basis.
Apply at: www.saws.org/jobs
Additional Salary Information: Starting Hourly Rate: $20.6452. Rate of pay depends on qualifications.
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