Instrumentation Technician I/II/III

Expiring today

Lorton, Virginia
We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
IT, Other
Full Time

About Fairfax Water

Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City.  We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.

Description – Instrumentation Technician I/II/III

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation Technician I/II/III.  The position will filled at either the level I, II or III depending on the experience of the selected candidate.  Under general supervision of the Instrumentation Supervisor, or designated senior technician,  performs routine preventive and corrective maintenance work associated with the installation, maintenance and repair of process control instrumentation and electronic equipment used in the production, treatment, storage, and distribution of water.

Essential functions include:

  • Performs routine preventative and corrective maintenance work by:
  • Monitoring the proper operation of various process instruments through local HMI panels and SCADA workstations.
  • Calibrating and maintaining a variety of electronic equipment to include: flow and pressure transmitters, turbidity meters, pH meters, CL2 meters, and streaming current detectors.
  • Verifying the proper operation of modems, switches, routers, PLCs, and other related devices related to the SCADA system.
  • Assisting with the maintenance and repair of electronic controls for filter influent, effluent, drain, and wash control valves.
  • Wiring and assembling components for new installations according to drawings/schematics prepared by the Instrumentation Supervisor or a designated senior technician.
  • Operating a variety of tools and devices to include: soldering equipment, VOMs, mA meters, pressure calibrators, laptop computers, hand tools, and other electronic related tools and devices.
  • Replacing printed circuit boards, motors, and other electronic and or electrical parts.
  • Replacing faulty components such as transistors, diodes, capacitors, resistors, and other related components in the repair of such parts.
  • Maintaining assigned Fairfax Water vehicles and tools including shop test equipment.


  • Graduation from high school or GED and a minimum of two years electronic experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Willingness to attend a two-year Electronic Technician Program leading towards an Associate’s Degree in Electronics.
  • Knowledge of basic electronic and electrical theory.
  • Understanding of basic process control instrumentation.
  • Ability to use electronic test equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability to read circuit diagrams and manufacturers manuals.
  • Ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime as required.
  • Ability to work standby. Standby for an Instrumentation Technician I will be in a training capacity and under the direct supervision of the senior technician on call until such time as the Instrumentation Supervisor feels that the individual is qualified to work on his or her own.

To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at and apply online.  Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $44,638.67 to $97,333.81 per annum.  Applications must be received by December 3, 2020 no later than 4:30PM.