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Electrical / Instrumentation Technician I

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Jul. 30, 2018

End Date: Oct. 30, 2018


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled work in the installation, maintenance, calibration, and repair of all electronic instruments and automatic process control equipment in Water, Wastewater Treatment Plant and/or Distribution System/Collection System Remote facilities.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Programs, installs, repairs, and expands telemetry system and integrates system with other hardware and software systems.

Calibrates, troubleshoots, repairs, installs, and integrates various flow and measuring equipment and instrumentation system components which monitor parameters such as pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, chlorine, dissolved oxygen, flow rate, level, and water/air pressure.

Performs electronic equipment setup, programming, calibrating, and troubleshooting of components such as variable frequency drives, control valves, pump controls, alarm systems, and level monitoring systems.

Installs, maintains, and analyzes malfunctions of computerized control devices, controls and instrument loops, instruments for activated sludge systems, water treatment and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and makes needed repairs.

Performs programming changes and upgrades, calibration, and logic troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers.

Researches and assists with the design of new control systems; automates old systems.

Performs manual labor tasks associated with maintenance and repair of the systems; installs equipment and components, pulls wires, removes and replaces parts, prepares the work site; and cleans up after work is completed.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department projects, which includes calibration test equipment, common hand tools, volt and amp meters.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Electronics; one year of experience in the maintenance and repair of analog and digital industrial control equipment, industrial electronics and test equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.