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Sr. Utilities Instrumentation Technician
Ref No.: 18-09537
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 4 Years
Start Date: 08/20/2018
Position Description **Highly technical work of more than ordinary difficult and responsibility for Public Works Utilities department in connection with the installation, maintenance, replace, upgrade, and repair of telemetry, motor control equipment and low/high voltage instrumentation transmitting and receiving equipment of control devices. Work involves the responsible application of technical skill in the shop and field in all facets of telemetry communications, control devices, and allied equipment installation and maintenance. Work is performed in conjunction and coordination with other Division Supervisors as required.** * To maintain, service, calibrate, repair and install the various electromechanical process instrumentation and control systems, Access Control Panels (ACP's); Electrical Motor Centers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's); Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); Telemetry and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) in the City's potable water and wastewater facilities. I.e., Water Treatment Plant, Raw Water Wells, Water Booster Stations and Sanitary Lift Stations, inclusive of items such as pumps, valves, motors, sensors, and Telemetry equipment. * Test accuracy of flow meters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, and other recording, controlling instruments to locate defective components in the system, using test equipment. * Examines equipment for damaged components, loose or broken connections to remove defective instrumentation from system, decontaminates, disassembles and cleans instruments and replaces defective parts, using hand tools. * Coordinate the preventive and predictive maintenance programs for all instrumentation and control systems, electrical motor control centers, variable frequency drives, telemetry system and data acquisition systems * Coordinate the equipment vibration analysis and thermal imaging to develop predictive maintenance needs and schedule * Maintains complete and accurate records of all maintenance and repair activities and keep track of the inventory of spare parts and supplies for repair all instrumentation and control equipment
Skills Required * Thorough knowledge of installation, maintenance, and repair methods of radio telemetry transmitting and receiving devices, control devices, and allied communications equipment. * Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of pertinent safety precautions and measures. * Knowledge of F.C.C. regulations necessary for the maintenance of licensing. * Some knowledge of basic computer systems. * Ability to determine quality of work and compliance with circuit diagrams and schematics. * Ability to climb poles and towers and/or work at heights. * Must demonstrate behaviors that support the City's mission and core values. The City's Mission is be the premier community in which to live, work, and raise a family. The CORE VALUES include customer focus, empowerment, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, and leadership. * Required conduct is to be ethical and fair while representing the City.
Skills Preferred
Experience Required 3 + years of work experience in duties involving installation, maintenance, and repair of radio telemetry communications, control or allied electronic devices and systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Experience Preferred
Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Education Preferred
Additional Information Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 lbs). Requires intermittent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects (80+ lbs).