Instrumentation Technician II
Orange County Sanitation District - Fountain Valley, CA

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What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an Instrumentation Technician II .

Under supervision, the Instrumentation Technician II performs a variety of complex assignments in the installation, maintenance, and calibration of process control instrumentation and related equipment. This individual implements additions or modifications of control systems; troubleshoots and repairs electrical, electronic, microprocessor-based, pneumatic, and mechanical process control components. The Instrumentation Technician II identifies, isolates, and diagnoses failures using various types of test equipment; interprets schematic and loop drawings; and coordinates repairs with other divisions as necessary. Other duties will include installing process control components, panels, cables, and systems; determining measurements; and developing drawings for installations. This person will be responsible for ordering equipment, parts, and supplies for installation of systems; installing parts, equipment, piping, and wiring per design specifications; calibrating the instruments; testing the systems; correcting any failures; and coordinating installation with other divisions as necessary.

Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess a High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution, supplemented by college level course work or trade school training in instrumentation technology or a related field. Three years of increasingly responsible experience maintaining, calibrating, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical process control instruments is required. The selected candidate must possess a valid Driver’s License. A valid Grade II Electrical/Instrumentation Certificate from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) or comparable Instrumentation Society of America (ISA) certification is desired. Knowledge of instrumentation principles, methods, tools, equipment, and safety procedures is required. The ability to prepare accurate technical reports, purchase requisitions, and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing is strongly desired.

Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1

(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received) Hiring Salary Range: $35.03 - 38.62/Hour

Supplemental Information:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in and around wastewater treatment plants and pump/lift stations and related utility systems and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various District sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing a minimum of 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Environmental Elements Employees work in and around wastewater utilities and in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on the Class & Compensation page of our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.