City of Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to independently inspect, maintain, and repair the City's Utility Instrumentation and Control systems. Responsible for maintaining an intimate knowledge of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, electrical/electronic instruments and control equipment. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Installs, repairs, replaces, and maintains a variety of electrical fixtures, switches, receptacles, transmitters, motors, control devices, alarms, lighting, conduit and wiring, systems, equipment, and related components in compliance with applicable codes, drawings, wiring diagrams and engineered specifications. Operates a computer to program information and to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; sets up data files; utilizes and updates/configures control system programs, telemetry system programs, or other system programs. Builds computer database for system controls; monitors data points in control system software programs; maintains Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software; builds control systems program points in PLC; creates new control system software. Develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) associated with shutdown and startup of utility facilities for supervisor's review. Monitors asset management work order system related to all Instrumentation and Control work for utility facilities. Performs various skilled and manual work functions associated with installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation and control systems such as troubleshooting instrumentation and control problems. Replaces and maintains PLCs, radios, communication devices, radio telemetry units (RTUs), security alarm systems, cameras, meters, and other various low voltage systems. Installs, calibrates, and maintains complex electronic process control equipment such as: pressure, flow, level controllers, recorders, SCADA and PLCs. Installs, tests, and repairs/replaces electrical/electronic equipment such as alternating current/direct-current (AC/DC) variable speed drives and motors, alarm systems, generators, solid-state and relay control systems, and controllers. Tests, installs and maintains the Utility's SCADA Computer System. Assists electrical technicians and utility electrical engineer with the building and wiring of control panels from drawings and engineering specifications. Tests continuity of circuits to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components; inspects/tests equipment and components for proper operations; makes adjustments, repairs, or replacements; reports problem situations. Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department activities, which may include a forklift, chipping hammer, hot box, tracer, conduit bender, drill, hammer drill, conduit bender, shovel, pick, post hole digger, electrical tester, gauges, meters, electrical tools, mechanic tools, or diagnostic instruments. Fabricates tools and metal components. Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, cleaning project work areas, and cleaning shop; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment. Orders and maintains the necessary equipment, tools, parts, or supplies for utility's Instrumentation and Control projects. Initiates orders for new or replacement materials; coordinates transport, and materials used in projects. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals. Completes preparation various forms, correspondence, reports, work orders, diagnostic reports, purchase requisitions, electrical drawings, statistical analyses, and other documents. Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Conducts a preventative maintenance program for electrical and electronic equipment. Makes visual inspections to determine proper operating condition. Oversees and performs various tasks associated with Utilities systems, including but not limited to maintaining control and data acquisitions systems for lift stations, well fields, ground storage tanks and treatment plants equipment. Coordinates major tasks with the utility electrical and instrumentation engineer. Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed, and performs other related duties as required. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent; Possess and maintain a certification from an accredited institution of successful completion in ControlLogix System Fundamentals, RSLogix5000 Programmer and Basic Ladder Logic Programming. Three (3) years of experience, that includes installation, repair, maintenance of electronic, and instrumentation and control systems/equipment. Pass a PLC programming assessment administered by the City of Boynton Beach or an authorized representative. Possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's license. Possess and maintain a valid Forklift Operator Certification. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Possess and maintain a Siemens Certified Programmer with SIMATIC S7 and STEP 7. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA's) Ability to make adjustments in coordination with supervisor and managers as to the proper operation of various instruments and electronic equipment used at the water treatment plants, wells and lift stations, including, but not limited to, motor and pump control panels, telemetry, flow, pressure and temperature sensing, wired/ wireless transmitting and receiving devices, pH sensors, pressure transducers, chlorine residual measuring devices, leak detectors and Modbus and Profibus protocols. Knowledge and ability to monitor and adjust electrical, electronic controls and circuits. Knowledge of the methods, practices, testing equipment, tools and equipment used in electrical repair and maintenance work. Ability to coordinate and implement the appropriate steps to take when shutting down and starting up plants or equipment for repair and/or maintenance. Working knowledge and understanding of pneumatic/hydraulic systems. Knowledge of and the necessary skill to work with the hazards and safety precautions applicable to voltage up to 480v. Knowledge and the necessary skills to work on motors, time meters, alarm systems, and other electrical/ electronic equipment, PLCs, SCADA, and telemetry systems. Ability to utilize office software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook. Ability to utilize the Utility's asset management system to generate and complete work orders and update asset data in system. Working knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions, safe work methods, and related safety devices associated with the operation and maintenance of utility systems. Ability to troubleshoot, comprehend, and implement appropriate corrections to complex electronic and electrical control circuits safely in adverse conditions. Ability to inspect, maintain and repair electrical equipment and controls and develop "as built" drawings of existing circuits. Ability to order and manage electrical components for repair and/or replacement. Ability to follow and assist with development rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to determine and recommend alternate procedures to achieve the desired result. Ability to efficiently respond to emergencies. Ability to accurately read "as-built" drawings, wiring diagrams, sketches, construction plans, maps, and schematics. PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and may push, pull, grasp, lift and/or move objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (up to 100 pounds), in accordance with OSHA guidelines. Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. Work is frequently performed outside in heat, high humidity, in cold, in rain and when other inclement weather conditions are present. Work is performed in bright and dim light. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.