Instrumentation and Control Supervisor

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Jun 30, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $74,867.52 - $112,344.96 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope


Supervise skilled technicians in the installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of metering devices, electronic instrumentation systems, process control computers and peripheral equipment for the Water Resources Department. Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes. Independent judgment and decision making abilities are necessary to accomplish 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 supervision over staff Instrument and Control Specialist including work assignments and performance evaluation
  • Prepares preliminary and long-range plans, cost estimates and budgets.
  • Responsible for reviewing, approving and recommending plans and specifications for instrumentation, computer systems and other devices.
  • Responsible for ordering and purchasing of materials and equipment related to the repairs of the instrument and control systems within the Water Resources Department facilities.
  • Utilize programming languages to understand and troubleshoot complex control logic that applies to the water and wastewater systems.
  • Monitors warranties and service contracts for related equipment.
  • 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.
  • Completes the more difficult installations, calibration, and repair jobs.
  • Develop custom reports from data gathered and stored from a complex SCADA system.
  • 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:
Associates degree in computer science, computer technology, engineering, mathematics, electronics, telemetry, or related field, and five (5) 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.
  • Allen Bradley PLC Systems with Rockwell RS Logix 500, 5000 or most current programming
  • Wonderware Archestra v. 2014 R2 or most current SCADA system programming platform
  • Endress&Hauser, Rosemountm Khrone, Hach or similar control instruments for pH, temperature, flow and other measurements
  • Design, construction and installation of Control panels
  • 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:
  • 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 Support Services Superintendent
Supervision Exercised: Instrumentation and Control Specialist or related positions.
FLSA Status: Exempt

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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