Instrumentation Control Specialist - SCADA

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Oct 07, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $27.54 - $34.42 Hourly USD

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs advanced installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of metering devices, electronic instrumentation systems, process control computers and peripheral equipment for the Water Resources Department. Independent judgment is used in accomplishing work with results reviewed by the department management team and or director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Provides feedback, identifies opportunities for improvement and works to resolve problems with the daily System Operating Plan.
  • Responsible for reviewing, approving and recommending plans and specifications for instrumentation, computer systems and other devices.
  • Coordinates the work of computer analysts and programmers at the treatment plants.
  • Assist with operational control and integration of SCADA systems in a variety of control schemes that monitor and control the Citys water and wastewater system.
  • Utilize programming languages to understand and troubleshoot complex control logic that applies to the water and wastewater system.
  • Applies and adjusts automatic control functions to maintain high system performance.
  • Monitors and analyzes trends, alarms and events in the water, wastewater, irrigation and reclaimed systems, detects divergence from the daily Systems Operating Plan and responds as necessary to maintain secure and optimized utility system operations.
  • Develop custom reports from data gathered and stored from a complex SCADA system.
  • Applies and adjusts automatic control functions to maintain high system performance.
  • Performs system planning and scheduling functions as necessary.
  • Reviews data quality and initiates corrective action if necessary.
  • Develops scripts for database tools, reports and data analysis.
  • Reviews operating protocols and makes recommendations for improvements and operates equipment accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:
Completion of two (2) years of college level coursework in electronics, telemetry, information systems, and three (3) years of experience as a water/wastewater operator, telemetry specialist or control systems operator or equivalent combination of experience and training. ADEQ Grade II certification in water treatment/distribution or wastewater treatment/collections preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of water and wastewater operations.
  • Methods and procedures for installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic controls and devices.
  • Hazards and safety practices of the trade.

Ability to:
  • Analyze, interpret and operate various complex software programs.
  • Work with and understand complex forecasting and modeling software as it applies to the water and wastewater operations systems.
  • Understand and develop basic programming logic that applies to complex water and wastewater systems control logic within a computer based SCADA system.
  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with technical, non-technical, management and operations/maintenance staff.
  • Work in a complex environment and in times of high stress
  • Demonstrate expertise in the use of a variety of software applications including SCADA, word processing, common spreadsheet applications and e-mail.
  • Demonstrate ability and experience in analytical and problem solving skills.
Skill in:
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
  • Use and care of tools and equipment, including calibration test equipment, common hand tools, volt and amp meters.

Additional Information:
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License is required
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment, outdoors in inclement weather and in public facilities
Reports To: Water Resources Supervisor or other supervisory staff
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


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