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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Instrumentation & Control Technician II

FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt EEO Category: (30) Technicians
Class Code: 14705 Salary Grade: WA2
Approved: Last Revised: October 06, 2022


Under general supervision, this position performs tasks related to maintaining, installing, calibrating, and troubleshooting moderately complex journeyman level tasks related to instrumentation and controls systems located at water and wastewater facilities and remote locations.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Performs moderately difficult diagnostics to analyze problems associated with instrumentation and control systems and programmable logic controllers using test equipment such as electronic meters, simulators, and software applications related to configuration and communications protocols for plant control, networking, DCS, and SCADA systems.
  2. Performs moderately difficult installations, calibrations, diagnostics, repairs, and replacements of instrumentation and control systems equipment and components for water and wastewater facilities, such as treatment plants, pump stations, and lift stations.
  3. Performs moderate to difficult installations, calibrations, maintenance, modification and programming of flow meters, transmitters, controllers, and analytical equipment.
  4. Services hydraulic, electric, pneumatic, and mechanical instruments used for controlling, analyzing, measuring, and recording.
  5. Communicates with customers to explain purpose of activities that impact services.
  6. Trains others in safe work practices, equipment installation and calibrations, and facility process control.
  7. Monitors compliance and communicates safety issues to personnel.
  8. Reads, interprets, modifies, and updates blueprints, schematics, ladder logic, and diagrams in order to troubleshoot, repair, or modify equipment and to accurately reflect current operating systems.
  9. Monitors and makes visual inspections of control and instrumentation equipment to determine operating condition and perform preventative maintenance.
  10. Maintains accurate inventory and maintenance logs.
  11. Assists in project planning workshops, development meetings, progress meetings, and retrospective review meetings.
  12. Identifies and makes recommendations concerning technical issues pertaining to electronic instrumentation and controls.
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures, tools, and equipment used in testing instrumentation and control systems and devices.
  • Knowledge of installation, operation, and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of the laws, theories, rules, and standards pertaining to instrumentation and control systems installation, construction, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and procedures when working with energized systems and equipment involving voltage.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to select and operate proper air ventilation equipment based on readings from atmospheric monitors in compliance with Utility Confined Space Entry Policy/Procedures.
  • Ability to work in environments that may have hazardous atmospheres.
  • Ability to climb ladders supporting up to 300 pounds and work at heights of up to 200 feet.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit or where the work activities may be hindered or have energized equipment and electrical voltage.
  • Ability to safely wear Anti-fall (SRL) body harness for confined space entry that supports up to 300 pounds.
  • Ability to use special tools and equipment used to perform diagnostics, maintenance, repairs, and installations of instrumentation/control systems.
  • Ability to read, interpret, modify, and update blueprints, schematics, ladder logic, and diagrams.
  • Ability to draw schematics of instrument and control circuits.
  • Ability to disassemble and repair instruments and controls in the field using hand tools.
  • Ability to implement effective safety and training programs.
  • Ability to respond quickly and perform strenuous work in emergency situations and all weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees and the general public.
  • Ability to meet and maintain driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program while driving personal and City of Austin vehicles on official business.
  • Ability to participate in an on-call program and work both scheduled/unscheduled overtime.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in the repair, installation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation and control system equipment, or a related field, including two (2) years of instrumentation & control experience in a water and wastewater treatment facility or a similar industrial process control facility.
  • Graduation with an Associate of Arts or Science Technology degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to instrumentation or control systems, plus two (2) years of instrumentation & control experience in a water and wastewater treatment facility or a closely related process facility.
Licenses and Certifications Required:

Valid Texas Class C Driver License.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.