Instrumentation Tech, Sr. - 3855
City of Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem, NC

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Under immediate supervision, performs difficult technical and skilled work in the installation, modification, repair, configuration, programming and maintenance of all instrumentation, process controls and process monitoring equipment and systems of the Utilities Division.

Examples of Duties:

Troubleshoots, inspects, calibrates, repairs, installs, configures and programs complex instrumentation and control systems. Systems include (but not limited to) flow, pressure, temperature, weight, level, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, streaming current, residual analyzers, specific ion analyzers, programmable logic controllers, SCADA systems, network and communication equipment. Applicant shall be responsible for specifying and procuring materials for use and maintaining a spare parts inventory. Position requires the interaction with various levels of staff including superintendents, facility technicians. Additionally the applicant will be responsible for aiding in the coordination of daily activities and projects within instrumentation.

Typical Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Instrumentation or Electronics Technology. In addition, the applicant must have a minimum of five years experience as an Instrumentation Technician or similar position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with test equipment including VOM, digital and pneumatic calibrators, oscilloscope and various diagnostic tools necessary for troubleshooting process control systems. Software experience shall include Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP and Windows 7, Allen-Bradley's RSLogix500, and Modicon's Unity. The applicant shall have the ability to read and understand wiring schematic, P&ID's, network diagrams and specifications for the purpose of installing, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying control systems and associated process and communication equipment. Furthermore, the applicant shall be familiar with telemetry systems, analog loops, Ethernet networking, serial communications and basic process controls.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Structured Query Language, InTouch, Visual Basic, AutoCAD, fiber optic test equipment, Wi-Fi analysis, and serial communication protocols. Basic understanding of water and waste water process is a plus.

Supplemental Information:

Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver's License.