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Instrumentation Service Worker

Company: City of Elgin
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

This is skilled work in the inspection, testing, installation, calibration, and maintenance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic indicating, recording, transmitting, telemetering instruments. Development and maintenance of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment and software used to control and/or measure plant process variables as related to flow, pressure, chemical feeding, etc. SCADA equipment includes personal computers and their components and Programmed Logic Controllers (PLC5). Work is performed independently at the direction of and reviewed by the Water Operations Engineer. * Programs, installs, and removes for repairs PLCs, computers, and other equipment used in SCADA systems or other treatment process controllers* Inspects, examines, and repairs meters, indicators, transmitters, gauges, and recorders and their circuits* Diagnoses malfunctions on various mechanical/electronic instruments and control systems by using standard measuring devices, specialized equipment and hand tools; repairs, overhauls, and calibrates instruments and control devices and adjusts settings according to various charts and manufacturer's specifications* Troubleshoots equipment used in control systems and replaces or repairs defective equipment. Prepares "as-built" diagrams, sketches, or printouts of plant instrumentation and control devices and electronic and electrical systems for inclusion with plant operations manuals and drawing files. Traces and tests electronic solid state components to locate and repair defective circuitry.* Performs preventive maintenance and calibration programs to ensure the accuracy of all plant instrumentation consistent with the preventive maintenance program; identifies spare parts and tools needed for improving the efficiency of the instrumentation and control maintenance section.* Works with outside repair services when necessary to facilitate repair work* Prepares equipment for shipment* Provides written reports, letters to suppliers on instrumentation failure and necessary repairs. Keeps record of repairs and preventive maintenance.* Performs related work and other duties as assigned.This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for reading and preparing written or computer reports, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.Job Requirements:KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:* Requires knowledge of plant process control and instrumentation as related to the food or water and waste water treatment industries* Working knowledge of computers, PLCs and their application to process control* Working knowledge of pneumatic process control* Knowledge of solid state electronic radio and control system circuits* Working knowledge of electrical circuitry* Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in instrumentation trades work* Ability to work independently* Ability to diagnose operational problems in complex control systems* Ability to cooperate with, communicate with, and assist fellow employees* Ability to work from technical drawings and specifications* Ability to legibly write job reports and performance, including computations and drawings as may be encountered in shop practices* Have extensive and demonstrative knowledge of the use and application of MS Office Suite and electronic mail systems; working knowledge with process control system application software "Intouch" or "Intellution," USDATA "Factory Link, " Intec "Paragon TNT," or equivalent.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:* Must have an associates degree in electronics or related field or graduation from a vocational-technical training school; with course work in computer sciences/programming. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:* Requires a work schedule that varies according to work load, emergency calls, and weather conditions that may require overtime* Requires ability to maintain an active telephone number* Requires a valid Illinois driver's license.IMPORTANT DETAILS This role is open to internal and external candidates.Starting salary for new hires is $61,036/year and is non-negotiable. The salary range is applicable for internal candidates.A written test exists for this role which requires a 70% to pass. Those who pass the exam will be eligible for an interview. Testing will be scheduled after the close of this posting. Those who apply will be notified by way of email of the testing details which may require self scheduling for attendance. Testing sessions will be limited due to COVID-19 social distancing measures. Masks are required for entrance into the testing session and are required to be worn at all times.You may attach proof of the required education to this application or bring it, along with your valid Illinois driver's license to the testing.--Both are required to take the written exam.

Keywords: City of Elgin, Elgin , Instrumentation Service Worker, Other , Elgin, Illinois

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