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Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for performing skilled journey level electrical and instrumentation maintenance work that involves maintenance and installation of a wide variety of equipment, instrumentation, apparatus, controls, and motors. An employee in this classification develops and implements a proactive maintenance work program that includes preventative and predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and equipment condition monitoring on a variety of instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, meters, control systems, electrical systems, circuits, and motor controls associated with wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and Stormwater control facilities.
This recruitment is being conducted to establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technician vacancies as they occur, for a period of one year.
The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.
Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented with two years of advanced course work in electric theory and industrial controls,
Two years of journey level experience as an electrician or an instrumentation technician in an industrial or manufacturing plant/work environment.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with wastewater treatment instrumentation, (Allen Bradley PLC programming, Ladder Logic, HMI programming, communication protocols to include Ethernet, HART, and Profibus, AutoCAD, SCADA systems), and experience in performing maintenance work on motor controls, electrical distribution, and generating systems.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License and valid First Aid Card with CPR at time of appointment (your first day on the job if selected for this position) with maintenance thereafter.
Knowledge & SkillsKNOWLEDGE OF:
Electrical, instrumentation, and electronic technology including PLCs and ladder logic
Various types of conduit applications and methods of installation
Schematics, wiring diagrams, and instrument control diagrams
Electrical codes, regulations, and procedures
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies
Health and safety regulations
Technical aspects of field of specialty
Proper record keeping techniques
Basic wastewater treatment plant processes and impact of equipment malfunction
Safety techniques, testing, and procedures to handle dangerous or hazardous chemicals, gases, and/or confined spaces, as related to wastewater treatment plants and pump stations
Proficiently read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering plans, and specifications
Apply principles of electrical theory to daily tasks, which may include design of electrical systems
Develop and implement a preventative maintenance work program
Operate, install, repair, and inspect a variety of electronic testing equipment
Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in the electrical and instrumentation trade such as hydraulic presses, cutters, benders, various types of testing equipment, and recording devices
Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces using proper lifting and rigging techniques
Understand and interpret the national electrical code
Operate motor vehicles and forklifts
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Observe appropriate safety procedures in the performance of assigned tasks
Maintain records and prepare reports as directed
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Work independently with little direction
Internal Number: 5096-19
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City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:
One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.