Specialist I, Instrumentation and PCS

DC Water
Washington, DC
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time
The Authority is seeking a highly motivated Specialist I, Instrumentation and PCS.As a Specialist I, Instrumentation & Process Control Systems (PCS), responsible for the maintenance of electronic, electrical, pneumatic and mechanical instrumentation. Fabricates, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains instruments and computer control systems, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Process Control System/Distributed Control System. Maintains bus networks. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: . As a Specialist I, Instrumentation & PCS, performs all levels of functions associated with the maintenance of electronic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical instrumentation. . Independently performs first-line diagnostics, troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of instrumentation equipment at the major assembly level to the component level, including root cause failure analysis, in any assigned area of the plant. . Performs troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of PLCs and Operator Interface Terminals (OITs); using online and offline programming tools. . Performs troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of PCS Input/output field signals and Bus Networks. Sets up and troubleshoots Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Bus communication to PCS. Performs basic troubleshooting of PCS logic. . Performs PCS interfaces troubleshooting of VFDs and valve actuators. . Serves as system control and engineering technician liaison with DC Water staff, consultants and contractors. . Responsible for asset commissioning and integration. . Develops work plans for complex and strategic projects within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Analyses estimate of labor and material required to accomplish PMs and CMs. . Locates and maintains Loop Drawings and Point to Point wiring Diagrams for all Instrumentation at Blue Plains on Livelink. . Fully supports the use of a CMMS by displaying a proficiency in using the system for work planning, requisitions, execution, and analysis. . Conducts tailgate training sessions. . Complies with applicable safety rules and regulations. . Operates Authority vehicles as an essential function of the position. Maintains vehicles and/or equipment in a clean and orderly manner. Reports any operating deficiencies to the appropriate Authority personnel. . Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the immediate supervisor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: . High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate and seven (7) years of experience related to water/wastewater industry maintenance, inclusive of four (4) years of progressive experience in instrumentation/measurement. Prefer a Technical School diploma or Associate's degree in a related technology area from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience with water/wastewater industry maintenance, inclusive of two (2) years of progressive experience in instrumentation/measurement. . The incumbent must possess and maintain current or acquire within 9 months from date of hire and maintain current, certification from the International Society of Automation designation of Certified Control Systems Technician CCST II or equivalent. . Must be able to pass fit test for use of respirator. Must possess and maintain current or acquire within 9 months from date of hire confine entry certification. . Must possess and maintain current a valid Motor Vehicle Operating License. . General knowledge of computer based systems and networks and the principles and practices of industrial electronics, process monitoring and control, instrumentation and equipment. . Knowledge and ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, Piping & Instruments Diagrams (P&ID), PLC ladder logic and PCS control logic. . Demonstrated ability to use electric/electronic test equipment including Hart calibrator and Fieldbus tools to diagnose and correct equipment and process control system problems. . May work indoors and/or outdoors, frequently exposed to any or all of the following various weather conditions, high or deep dangerous places, confined space, working near moving mechanical parts, risk of electric shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, etc. . Requires moderate physical activities, such as occasionally performing the following: -- Lifting, pushing, or pulling light or moderately heavy objects/materials (up to 50 lbs.)-- Climbing up and down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc.-- Balancing (to prevent falling) when standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.-- Bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, etc.-- Crawling or moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet-- Standing or walking for long periods Other . The incumbent is subject to being placed on call during hours and schedule identified by the Authority. . The incumbent may be required to work overtime, holidays, and weekends. DC Water and Sewer Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.