The Distribution, Collection and Maintenance Department of Johnston County Public Utilities has an immediate opening for an Electrical Instrumentation Technician.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Repairs and programs all SCADA systems for water and wastewater plants, pumping stations, elevated tanks, meters, and related equipment.
- Maintains and repairs pump control panels and associated electrical equipment.
- Maintains control valves associated with the water distribution and sewer collection systems.
- Installs, maintains and calibrates flow meters.
- Works with outside contractors involved in the installation of SCADA, electrical and electronic equipment; coordinates with engineers on projects regarding proposed electrical capacities and equipment.
- Installs and maintains video surveillance systems and alarm systems to insure security and safety of water and facilities.
- Meets with staff, engineers and other professionals for SCADA and computer system development.
- Maintains FCC license for wireless operations of the department.
- Orders and maintains inventory and parts for maintenance and repair activities.
- Maintains and installs fiber lines and communication cable for connectivity.
- Analyzes equipment for failures and malfunctions, isolating and repairing potential problems.
- Trouble shoots electrical problems at water and wastewater facilities.
- Installs flow meters, runs conduit and various electrical wiring needs throughout the water and wastewater facilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of operating principles and practices, and the maintenance requirements of water and wastewater plant equipment, controls and related equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in instruments and electrical devices repair.
- Considerable knowledge of instrumentation and calibration equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology in water and wastewater treatment, pumping, and related systems.
- Considerable knowledge of VFD, PLC, and soft starters.
- Knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common mechanical equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the hazards and related safety precautions required in the work of the unit.
- Some knowledge of modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including motivation, communications, leadership, performance coaching and collaborative conflict resolution.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
- Ability to read utility line maps, operation and service manuals, schematic drawings and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to establish and record work activities.
- Ability to prepare detailed written reports and correspondence.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 100 pounds of force infrequently, 50 pounds of force occasionally; 20 pounds of force frequently, and 10 pounds of force repeatedly. Must possess the visual acuity to operate equipment such as lifts and forklifts in a safe manner, to fit pipes, conduits, and other parts; and read gauges and instruments.
Desired Education and Experience
Associate degree in electrical or electronic disciplines, at least 5 years' experience in water and/or wastewater plant electrical systems and controls; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ideal candidate will be Water/Wastewater Instrumentation Technician, Electrician with Water/Wastewater Experience, and Industrial Electrician with extensive PLC knowledge, Electrical Control Panel Design/Builder and/or PLC Technicians with Field Service Experience.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license and current Maintenance Technologist certification.