Instrumentation and Control Technician Trainee

  • Electrical/Instrumentation Technician
  • San Diego
  • April 17, 2023

Website City of San Diego



Instrumentation and Control Technician Trainee positions perform a variety of increasingly responsible tasks associated with designing, installing, testing, adjusting, modifying and maintaining fixed and portable electronic and telemetry systems and equipment; assist with performing mathematical computations for calibrating instruments; assist with working with vendors, control computer hardware and software specialists, plant operating and engineering personnel in determining process parameters; and perform other duties as assigned.



Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).
For positions in the Water Recovery, Water Delivery, and Pure Water Branches, Instrumentation and Control Technician employees will be given respirator and confined space entry training. Employees must be able to pass a Respirator Fit Test for entry into confined spaces and chlorine environments and pass confined space entry training within six months of date of hire. Employees must also agree to remain clean-shaven in order to safely use a self-contained breathing apparatus, air purifying respirator, or on-line air system.
Instrumentation and Control Technician Trainee employees may be required to work overtime including nights, weekends and holidays.
Instrumentation and Control Technician Trainee employees may require working on a stand-by basis for which they may receive 5% additional pay.
Instrumentation and Control Technician Trainee employees may also require work in a sewerage or chemical environment, in high places, tanks or channels, and confined spaces.



You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:

1. Successful completion of 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units, which must include completion of at least 15 semester/22.5 quarter college-level units in Telemetry, Electronics, Electrical, or Instrumentation.
2. One year of full-time experience assembling, installing, and maintaining microprocessor-based control equipment, electronic instrumentation and control equipment (e.g., distributive control systems or programmable logic controllers), security systems, video cameras, access control systems, or telemetry equipment.
3. An equivalent combination of the education and experience as specified above equaling one year.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.

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