Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform highly skilled work as a lead technician in the installation, programming, maintenance, calibration, and repair of all electronic instruments, automatic process control and protective relaying equipment, and energy management systems in Water, Wastewater Treatment Plant and/or Distribution System/Collection System Remote facilities.
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.
Provides guidance, training and technical assistance to less experienced technicians, maintenance personnel, and contractors; provides leadership on maintenance projects requiring multiple technicians to complete.
Conducts tests on various processes and controls using specialized test equipment and recommends improvements and modifications to the Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and related components.
Designs, builds, and implements new controls, interfaces, and testing equipment and integrates them into existing controls.
Programs, installs, repairs, and expands telemetry system; and integrates system with other hardware and software systems.
Calibrates, tunes, troubleshoots, repairs, installs, and integrates various flow and measuring equipment and microprocessor based 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 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; and 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.
Associate degree in Electronics or related field; five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of analog and digital industrial control equipment, industrial electronics and test equipment; vocational training and seven years of experience; 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.