SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician

  • Electrical/Instrumentation Technician
  • SCADA Specialist
  • Lakeside, CA
  • Salary: $34.12 - $55.58/hourly

Website Helix Water District

The HELIX WATER DISTRICT, La Mesa, CA (located in East San Diego County) is seeking a SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician to join our team.  At Helix, we are committed to delivering safe and reliable water to our communities as a progressive industry leader.  We take pride in our innovative and dedicated employees who maximize human and technological resources.  If you desire to provide superior customer service in an organization that appreciates your contributions, we’d love for you to consider joining our team.

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician I: $34.12 – $43.55/hourly
SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician II: $41.47 – $52.93/hourly
SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician III: $43.55 – $55.58/hourly

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician I/II/III is a non-exempt, journey- through master-level technical and professional class. Under general supervision, performs skilled, duties in the design, construction, installation, modification, calibration, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical and electronic control systems, supervisory control systems, plant control systems, telecommunication systems, field telemetry systems, and related equipment and devices used in the treatment, storage, pumping and distribution of potable water; and performs related duties as assigned.

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician I is the journey-level classification and is flexibly staffed with the advanced journey-level SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician II classification. Typically, proficiency criteria are met within a 24 to 48 month period, depending on an individual’s experience, education, skill and performance. SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician III is considered master-level and requires a high level of competency in the most complex duties performed by the classification; has the ability to coordinate the work of a project and/or lead a work group; performs back-up duties in the absence of the supervisor and demonstrates sustained proficiency in the majority of Helix Water District’s competencies required of a senior-level staff member.

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, repairs and performs preventive maintenance on a variety of electrical, elec­tronic, telecommunication and instrumentation systems, components and devices associated with the operation of a large, state-of-the-art water treatment and distribution system; rebuilds equipment to manu­facturer’s specifications, including motor controllers, analog and digital flow, temperature and pressure transmitters, data radios, metering control systems, valve actuators, digital modems, PLCs, RTUs, devices and scien­tific instruments using operational performance standards, and standard and specialized testing equipment; corrects defects in instrumentation.

Tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, programs and performs preventive maintenance on a variety of complex electrical and electronic instruments and devices, such as programmable logic controllers, including softstart/hardstart motor controls and variable frequency drives.

Installs, maintains, repairs and calibrates a wide variety of electronic recording and indicating instruments such as differential pressure flow meters, sonic flow meters, pressure and temp­erature recorders, signal conversion modules, level-sensing devices and valve actuator controllers.

Performs a variety of skilled, technical duties in the development, installation, modification and maintenance of telecommunication, process control, supervisory control and telemetry systems.

Modifies, installs and supports software-based control and instrumentation logic.

Modifies, installs and supports systems and networks used for the transportation of electronic signals across a wide geographic area utilized by the SCADA system.

Isolates and resolves electronic and telemetry equipment and system failures in the field and in central control; performs bench repairs at the component level in a shop setting; troubleshoots, aligns and calibrates equipment with such devices as generators, voltmeters, oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, megohmmeter, amp meters, micro-computers, thermal-imaging devices, signal analyzers and other specialized test equipment.

Inspects and assists in troubleshooting new control and communication systems and installations.

Plans and lays out jobs from blueprints, drawings, sketches, work orders or verbal instructions; maintains records in the form of blueprints, plans and specifications, and in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) program for equipment and devices.

Schedules and coordinates activities with other staff, sections, departments or agencies; ensures the timely and accurate completion of preventive maintenance activities; performs project management on special projects and keeps information updated.

Responds to emergency situations as necessary, including those occurring after normal working hours.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.

Possession of or ability to obtain valid CPR/AED and First Aid certification within six months and maintain valid certification thereafter.

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician I

Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by applicable college-level course work or specialized training; and two years of journey-level experi­ence in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of complex elec­trical and/or electronic equipment and devices common to a large waterworks system.

A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 1 (D1); or a valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade 1 (T1), within two testing cycles from the date of hire as a SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician I.

Instrumentation Society of America Control Systems Technician I certification or equivalent.

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician II

Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by applicable college-level course work or specialized training; and five years of journey-level experience in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of complex electrical and electronic equipment and devices common to a large waterworks system.

A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 2 (D2); or a valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade 2 (T2), within two testing cycles from the date of hire or reclassification as a SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician II.

Instrumentation Society of America Control Systems Technician II certification or equivalent.

SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician III

Two years of advanced journey-level experience in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of complex electrical and electronic equipment and devices common to a large waterworks system; equivalent to a SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician II at Helix Water District.

A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 2 (D2); or a valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade 2 (T2).

Instrumentation Society of America Control Systems Technician III certification or equivalent.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for the SCADA/Instrumentation/Electrical Technician, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at hwd.com/careers/.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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