Instrumentation and Controls Specialist
DeKalb County, GA - DeKalb County, GA

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Directs and manages the operation of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI) software, database, and programmable logic control (PLC) systems to meet process requirements and performance specifications of the water and wastewater treatment plants as well as the collection distribution systems.


Directs subordinate staff in and manages the use, training, and application of the SCADA systems including PLC programming and system modifications, HMI programming and system modifications, PLC and HMI software upgrades, LAN maintenance, and WAN troubleshooting and maintenance in conjunction with or on behalf of the County’s Information Systems staff.

Sets up and configures microcomputer network components.

Installs, upgrades and maintains SCADA and PLC software systems and reprograms PLCs.

Responsible for the archiving and storage of plant SCADA data, ensures the proper operation and calibration of all SCADA instruments, and maintains and upgrades plant SCADA Standard Procedures and electronic drawings.

Supervises, trains, and oversees the work of a team of electrical specialists and electronic technicians maintaining the reliable operation of equipment in the treatment plants and collection/distribution systems.

Responsible for the installation of new or updated electronic hardware and replaces circuit boards or other components of faulty equipment and repairs of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment at the component level.

Operates various electronic test and measuring devices such as a volt-ohmmeter, oscilloscope, calibrator, line tester, RF power meter and other diagnostic tools in order to test, troubleshoot, repair and calibrate/adjust electric/electronic equipment to ensure proper functioning and maintenance of operating conditions and applications in accordance with National Electrical Code provisions.

Interprets wiring diagrams, schematics, program logic and manufacturers’ manuals to assist in troubleshooting and repairing SCADA or other electronic equipment.

Maintains equipment software work records, updates maintenance history database, requisitions parts and materials, writes technical specifications for instrumentation/equipment purchases and serves as contact with technical departments, vendors, and other agencies to resolve problems with hardware and software.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Information Systems or a related field; three years of experience in the operation and maintenance of municipal or industrial process/manufacturing plants; two of which must have been in computer based process control systems with strong programming skills. Supervisory experience desired. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must obtain a valid Georgia Water Distribution System Operator license or Wastewater Collection System Operator license within two (2) years of employment. A combination of training and experience will be considered.