Instrumentation Technician Iii

Lorton, Virginia
$56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually
Jun 10, 2023
Jun 24, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

Would you like to be part of the team that supports critical wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, and capital facility infrastructure for the largest county in Virginia?

DPWES is a nationally recognized Utility of the Future responsible for maintaining more than 3,000 miles of sanitary sewers, 60+ pump-stations, and a NACWA Platinum Award winning 67 million gallon per day treatment plant. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then the Wastewater Treatment Division is the place for you.
  • Troubleshooting the repairs and programming of Programmable Logic Controls (PLC's), Supervisory Control Data Acquisitions (SCADA) systems and associated equipment used in automated process control.
  • Installs, calibrates, troubleshoots, and repairs instrumentation such as flow level and analytical transmitters.
  • Provides assistance to the instrumentation supervisor in coordinating the daily work activities and technical assessment of equipment and component failure.
  • Performs other related duties as required; utilize personal computers for online time and attendance, creating and processing work orders and requisitioning parts and materials.
  • Subject to 24-hour call back and must therefore be able to work emergency overtime.
Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offer comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the county Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates, and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Thorough knowledge of electronics theory and of the methods and practices of electronic equipment repair;
  • Thorough knowledge of the functioning and maintenance of process control instrumentation and electronic equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management systems (EAM);
  • Thorough knowledge of supply policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of safe work practices as they relate to wastewater instrumentation work;
  • Ability to locate and correct defects in electronic and instrumentation devices;
  • Ability to program, manage and utilize SCADA and related software;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and work from circuit diagrams and manufacturer's manuals;
  • Ability to distinguish different color wiring;
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, circuit diagrams, and manuals;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to work in confined spaces;
  • Ability to comprehend confined space training;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors;
  • Ability to lead the work of trainee and journeyman instrumentation technicians.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or a GED issued by a state department of education; completion of a vocation course in electronics, and five years of work experience related to the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial instrumentation or electronic/electrical equipment found in water or wastewater utilities.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Completed training course in electronics
  • Valid Virginia Industrial Instrumentation Technician Journeyman's License
  • Instrument Society of America (ISA) certification
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and control systems
  • Experience with Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Experience with continuous emission monitoring (CEM) and data network & programming software.

Ability to lift 50 pounds. Climb ladders, work in confine spaces, work from elevated heights such as catwalks etc, and use respirators . All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.


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