Provides district-wide installation and support of telemetry hardware, process control hardware and automation. Provides final checkout on equipment installed by contractors. Maintains all documentation regarding telemetry hardware, process control hardware, automation, P&ID diagrams, electrical schematics and network layouts.
Essential Job Functions
Provides technical support to existing telemetry, SSO/CSO, process control and automation hardware. Provides hardware support including preventive maintenance, repair, upgrade and new installation for Allen Bradley PLC's (Micrologix, SLD 500, PLC5 and Contrologix) using Data Highway Plus, Controlnet, Devicenet, serial and ethernet communication devices; Seimens PLC's (S7-200 and S7-300) using MPI/PPI, Profibus and Modbus communications devices; Motorola PLC's (Moscad) using serial and Modbus communication devices; ABB (Bailey System Six DCS) using serial and ethernet communication devices. These devices are installed at all regional treatment plants, pumping stations, cso, sso and real-time control facilities for process control, automation and telemetry. Provides network installation, analysis and support of all regional facilities' process control and automation networks. Performs termination and testing of fiber optic cable, cat5e, DH+, ControlNet and Devicenet. Installs routers, layer 2 switches and wireless equipment. Fabricates telemetry and local control panels. Pulls wires. Labels and terminates control wires. Installs, calibrates and repairs instrumentation (flow meters, level meters, O2 meters and Do meters). Installs modems and antennas. Performs termination of coaxial cable ends and site Db loss test for all telemetry sites. Develops and maintains electrical drawings, P&ID, instrument loop diagrams, network layouts and all other documentation associated with process control systems, telemetry and automation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work
Knowledge of electronics, local area networks, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC); knowledge of computers, instrumentation and automation; knowledge of MSD and ISA design standards; knowledge of NEC electrical code and vendor related specifications; knowledge of variable frequency drives; knowledge of operating a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel); skill in oral and written communication; skill in managing multiple priorities; ability to read electrical drawings, P&ID and instrument loop diagrams; ability to work with PLC hardware; ability to resolve problems; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure; ability to work effectively under heavy, unpredictable surges in workload; ability to work 24 hour emergency response, various shifts, weekends and mandatory overtime.
Associate degree in Computer Science or a related field; two or more years related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must meet job skills assessment requirements. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits. Must have an acceptable and reliable means of being contacted during off-duty hours.