Instrumentation Technician II
Serves as a skilled journey-level instrumentation technician, performing work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation and electronic equipment. Executes installations, calibrations, and repairs on open channel wastewater flow metering equipment & wastewater pump stations instrumentation. Maintains pump station programmable logic controllers & communication equipment related to WCD SCADA system. Performs downloads & uploads to PLC's & touchscreens in the field. Uses a laptop computer for troubleshooting, researching technical information related to the field. Documents work completed in a computer-based work order system. Performs other duties as required and under supervision.Illustrative Duties
- Installs, maintains and repairs instrumentation and electronic equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant, pumping/flow metering stations, atmospheric testing, or air monitoring devices used on emergency response vehicles;
- Maintains and ensures all calibration and measuring equipment is clean and functioning properly;
- Investigates and analyzes equipment failures on multigenerational equipment via monitoring on laptops and visual inspections and corrects any malfunctions;
- Performs on-going preventive and corrective maintenance on multigenerational equipment;
- Installs new instrumentation when necessary and monitors via laptop;
- Maintains records on testing, calibration and repairs of all instruments;
- May oversee work of Instrument Technician I;
- Performs work in a safe manner according to all regulations, participates in safety training, and reports unsafe conditions.
- Knowledge of electronic theory and of the methods and practices of electronic equipment repair;
- Knowledge of the functioning and maintenance of process control instrumentation and electronic equipment;
- Ability to locate and correct defects in electronic and instrumentation devices;
- Ability to read instrumentation data accurately and to maintain records of maintenance/calibration activities per OSHA mandates;
- Ability to program, manage and utilize SCADA and related software;
- Ability to maintain records of maintenance activities;
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and work from circuit diagrams and manufacturer's manuals;
- Ability to read and interpret schematics, circuit diagrams, and manuals;
- Knowledge of safe work practices as they relate to wastewater Instrumentation work.
Instrumentation Technician experience. Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical control systems. SCADA and PLC experience. Experience working at a wastewater treatment plant. Instrumentation or Electrical Journeyman license. Certificate or associates degree in related field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Must have and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Subject to 24-hour call back and must, therefore, be able to work emergency overtime. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The following physical requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation:
- Must be able to lift/slide up to 50 pounds;
- Job requires occasional stooping and extended standing;
- Must be capable of working in confined spaces.
- Ability to enter confined spaces with a weight restriction of 310 pounds.
- Must work from elevated areas such as catwalks, scaffolds and ladders.
- Must be able to bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to distinguish different color wiring.
- Subject to working in adverse weather conditions and may be exposed to raw waste.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.