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Water Utility Instrumentation Technician

City of Grapevine

Location: Grapevine, TX 76099
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 21, 2023
This job is no longer available from the source.
$27.15 - $38.00 Hourly
Grapevine, TX
Job Type
Job Number
Public Works
Public Works - Water Treatment
Opening Date
Closing Date
8/20/2023 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Job Summary Responsible for the installation, configuration, troubleshooting, calibration, repairs and maintaining electronic instrumentation, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), fiber and ethernet networks for Water Treatment Plant as well as remote sites.
Essential Functions 1. Constructs process monitoring and control systems from specific instrumentation and communication devices, installs, views PLC programs, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs major electronic systems and peripheral devices per manufacturer’s specification in conjunction with Federal Communication Commission rules and regulations.
2. Reads complex schematics, wiring diagrams, and shop drawings for the purpose of installation, troubleshooting and repairing of major systems and minor subsystems and components; troubleshoots motor starter circuits.
3. Troubleshoots, installs, and calibrates various instruments, including ultrasonic level transmitters, transit time flow meters, Doppler flow meters, Mag flow meters, pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, differential pressure transmitters, various gas analyzers, turbidity analyzers, chlorine residual analyzers, dissolved oxygen transmitters, and sludge blanket level transmitters, as well as various lab and online instruments (pH, turbidity, chlorine).
4. Utilizes a wide range of test equipment, computers, PC based software analyzer programs, data analyzers, analog and digital multi-meters, Field communicating devices, Loop calibrators, fiber testers and other test equipment, while performing tests to identify problems and calibrate equipment to performance standards.
5. Monitors and maintains plant equipment, pumps, motors and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as necessary.
6. Records water quality and plant operating information on standard reports, capturing significant water quality information for decision making.
7. Maintains the safe and efficient use of materials, tools, work trucks and test equipment and keeps a clean safe work environment for personnel.
8. Performs driving duties to collect water samples and perform other related functions at various locations within the City or outside of the City as directed.
9. Complies with plant and City of Grapevine policies and procedures.
10. Pulls and terminates cable for instrumentation installs.
11. Performs inspections in compliance with the national electrical code.
12. Performs soldering on electronic components.
13. Performs basic mechanical repairs as required.
14. Maintains shop and storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion.
15. Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
16. Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
17. Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.
• Ability to satisfactorily work with co-workers and others in the course of daily work.
• Ability to adhere to all safety requirements established for the Water Treatment Plant.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Knowledge of and understanding lockout and tag out procedures and requirements according to OSHA standards.
• Advanced knowledge of 120v circuits and below to perform inspections in compliance with the national electrical code.
• Knowledge of instrumentation and analyzers that measure process parameters.
• Ability to lead by example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
• Ability to troubleshoot motor starter circuits.
• Ability to correctly interpret complex detailed electrical, electronic drawings and prints.
• Strong knowledge in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus minimum of 5 years of experience as an Instrument and Controls Technician or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Preference to Instrumentation/Controls Associates degree or Electronics Technician Associates degree and/or Military job training in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) field that required an extensive electronic application.
Requires Class D Water license from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within 6 months of hire, and a Class C Surface Water license from TCEQ within 18 months of hire.
Requires the physical ability to perform assigned tasks at the City of Grapevine Water Treatment Plant.
Must be able to work overtime and be subject to on-call as required.
Must pass a Federal/National criminal background check and have a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy.
Must pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen, pulmonary function test, Ishihara vision screening, and functional assessment screening (Level 2).
While performing the essential functions of this position, there will be routine and frequent exposure to:
•             Bright/dim light
•             Dusts and pollen
•             Extreme heat and/or cold
•             Wet or humid conditions
•             Extreme noise levels
•             Animals/wildlife
•             Vibration
•             Fumes and/or noxious odors
•             Traffic
•             Moving machinery
•             Electrical shock
•             Heights
•             Toxic/caustic chemicals
•             Other extreme hazards not listed above
Safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, hard hats, safety vests, steel-toe boots, back support belts, and seat belts are provided and must be worn as required by department procedures and good safety practices.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job entails moderate physical labor, which requires strength and agility.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, shovel, and carry 55 to 60 pounds and exert up to 115 pounds of force.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the job requirements change.