Under general supervision, the incumbent performs maintenance, inspection, calibration, installation, and repair functions on electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic meters, recording, and control systems in a water production and treatment system. Plant systems include flow meters, pressure meters, turbidimeters, C2 analyzers, chemical feed system, flow controls, and process controls as a part of an overall SCADA system. Incumbent works as a member of the instrumentation team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Maintains, modifies and installs instrumentation;
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance of all instrumentation and control devices, performs tests and checks of correct circuit operation of any instrument device; tests and/or checks may be on a time schedule or performed to troubleshoot said circuits;
  • Calibrates analog and digital devices;
  • Uses software diagnostic routines and tests equipment to verify and/or adjust control system equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations;
  • Maintains, calibrates, repairs, and installs micro-computer based data acquisition and control system, including telemetering, monitoring and process control equipment and instrumentation;
  • Diagnoses and repairs computer process control systems;
  • Understands and ensures compliance with regulations and quality standards;
  • Reads and interprets wiring schematics, mechanical drawings and specifications as necessary to install, service or repair equipment in accordance with related regulations;
  • Documents preventive and corrective measures taken for quality assurance, historical records and warranty work;
  • Works collaboratively with all staff as well as outside consultants and contractors;
  • Recommends purchases and helps to specify equipment;
  • On call for plant operations after hours as needed and as scheduled; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills and abilities)

  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree in a related field, or ISA CCST level I certification or vocational technical certification in Electronics Technology, Industrial Electronics or a related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in industrial process controls; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Requires a Georgia Driver’s License with a good driving history. A good driving record must be maintained to continue employment with the Authority.
  • Knowledge of power supplies, current and voltage, and current flow to an electrical/electronic circuit.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of installation, maintenance, diagnostics and repair of instrumentation and electronic systems applicable to water treatment and distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of the safe and proper use and care of manual and power hand tools and equipment utilized in utility instrumentation and preventative maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of intermediate level mathematical computations, including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, ratios, percentages, geometry and algebra.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical/electronic circuit diagrams and loop drawings, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and related documentation.
  • Ability to check, troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve potential and real operational and system deficiencies to ensure continued regulatory and permitting compliance.
  • Ability to repair, calibrate, keep functional and in compliance the instrumentation requirements of a water treatment facility with minimal supervisor direction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with other employees, contractors, vendors, and the public.
  • Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum direction.

Annual Salary Hiring Range: dependent upon experience