7336 Electronic Instrumentation Technician, Water Pollution Control
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
FILING DEADLINE 2/7/2020 5:00:00 PM
The eligible list established from the examination will be used to fill vacancies in this class citywide.
Who are we? San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.
Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
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We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org
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POSITION DESCRIPTON Under general supervision, the Electronic Instrumentation Technician at the Wastewater Enterprise, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, performs a wide variety of highly skilled technical work on process control, industrial communications and monitoring equipment for the City’s sewage processing system.
The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
Operates test apparatus such as Diagnostic Test Equipment (DTE), using established testing procedures to produce, regulate and record effects of actual or simulated conditions; prepares reports interpreting test data to useable terms; may direct other technical personnel assisting in test procedures. Operate major Programmable Logic Controlled (PLC) electronic systems for purposes of testing, trouble-shooting, and repair;
Performs calibration, diagnostics, troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance on complex process control systems and instruments. These tasks will be performed on analog, pneumatic, digital, process control systems. These control systems measure the following process variables: flow, level, pressure, vibration, temperature, position, speed, motion, atmospheric conditions, voltage, hazardous gas, and Analytical PH DO CL2. Troubleshoot PLC control logic, communications protocols, and is able to connect to PLCs and analyze logic programs. Recognize I/O registers, addresses, discrete, digital, and analog inputs/outputs, and make basic parameter changes. Trouble-shoot industrial control networks, communications buses which utilize various communications protocols such as TCP/IP;
Develops documentation for the maintenance, installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment. Documents all work performed by maintaining records, files, drawings/diagrams, and making reports;
Installs and inspects new equipment; evaluates performance under operating conditions; assists engineers in the design, fabrication or modification of fixtures, instruments and related apparatuses; conduct system trend analysis, verify and evaluate dimensional and functional acceptability of such devices, and systems;
Operates power tools, hand tools and measuring equipment including soldering equipment, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, analyzers, calibrators, signal generators, power supplies and other instruments used in operating, testing, calibrating or repairing electromechanical and electrohydraulic apparatuses;
Troubleshoots and repairs various industrial electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic devices, computers, controllers, communications system and equipment for the purpose of facilitating a City-wide water pollution control system;
Maintains, tests, and calibrates industrial electronic and pneumatic computers, controllers, communications systems and equipment using established test procedures, ISA recommended methods, and National Bureau of Standards traceable standards for the purpose of maintaining uniform standards and accurate measurement;
Fabricates and installs new test equipment and control systems for the purpose of solving existing problems or handling new plant processes;
Modifies industrial electronic and pneumatic, computers, controllers, communications systems and equipment for the purpose of restoring or improving efficiency and/or capacity;
Instructs and advises other personnel (engineers, supervisors, and other staff) in system maintenance procedures, operations and problems involving instrumentation and control equipment; AND
Drives a vehicle to work sites in a safe manner.
The 7336 Electronic Instrumentation Technician (WPC) performs other related duties as required.
If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:
Completion of a two-year AA or AS degree program in Electronics or Instrumentation or equivalent, such as an Electronics or Instrumentation Certificate from a recognized trade or technical school, or military training in Electronics or Instrumentation; AND
Three (3) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of industrial electronic or pneumatic instrumentation and control equipment AND
Possession of a current valid Class C Driver's License.
Completion of a State (DAS) or Federal (DOL) certified apprenticeship program may substitute for the required education and experience; OR
Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.