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at Town of Cary, NC

Pay: $45656 to $70761.6/year
$45656 - $70761.6
Posted: 6/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2438124

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Performs complex skilled and technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and electrical/electronic control systems.  Work is performed throughout the South Cary Water Reclamation Facility. Responsible for testing, maintaining and implementing electrical/electronic control systems, Facility field instrumentation, PLC and SCADA network; performs other work as required. Electronic Technician I positions are part of our established career ladder program that provides for the advancement of non-supervisory staff members in eligible positions who demonstrate increasing levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

Water Reclamation facility positions are designated as "critical positions", meaning employees are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations, to ensure continued operation of the facility. 

Anticipated hiring range: $45,656.00 - $54,537.60 depending on experience.

This job posting is for our South Cary Water Reclamation Facility at 4900 West Lake Road, Cary, NC.

Typical Tasks

Performs periodic calibration and observation checks of meters, chart recorders, electronic control valves, circuit boards, motor control centers, pumps, motors, and complicated instrumentation equipment;
Maintains automatic controls at  the water reclamation facility;
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on all electrical and electronic equipment, including emergency generators;
Makes recommendations on equipment or instrumentation needed for use in upcoming budgets;
Designs, tests, implements and maintains SCADA system; develops trends from SCADA historian;
Maintains all records associated with instrumentation which include daily, weekly, and monthly flow charts;
Responds to failure in any of the electrical systems and makes necessary replacements or repairs;
Performs equipment upgrades and modifications;
Purchases electrical and electronic material or equipment as necessary;
Installs new equipment; pulls new service connections for motors, etc.;

Maintains WRF fiber networks for equipment communication and CCTV;

Serves as facility liaison, working with integrators and Town staff;

Maintains Electronics parts inventory and backups of all facility PLC programs;

Installs and terminates fiber optic cables, maintains network switches;

Provides training to facility staff;
Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic components of water and wastewater treatment plants and pump station equipment; comprehensive knowledge of personal computers; comprehensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; comprehensive knowledge of the principles of radio transmitting and receiving theory; ability to read and understand schematic and circuit wiring diagrams; ability to work independently; knowledgeable of fiber network communications equipment and is capable of troubleshooting network issues; ability to use and care for tools used in the testing and repair of instruments and control devices; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic problems; ability to work under adverse weather conditions. Work in this class is medium to heavy work and may require exposure to various environmental conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and unpleasant surroundings. An employee must have the physical agility to move about freely including climbing stairs and ladders and crawling into tight spaces. Moderate to heavy lifting is required in performing the work. Visual acuity is necessary to perform paperwork, read gauges, and make repairs. An employee must also be able to hear, talk, and smell. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, possess team spirit, and work closely with maintenance and operations staff.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an associate's degree program with a degree in electronics and extensive maintenance experience including the repair and maintenance of electronic and electrical equipment in a large industrial or municipal environment.

A valid  driver's license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Experience working with electrical voltage up to 480 volts.

Experience with single and three-phase voltage types.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.