TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Performs routine maintenance and repair procedures and supervises the actual work of assigned subordinates;
- Performs routine maintenance work on electrical control equipment (480 V or less) and circuits for electric motors and repair work, i.e. replacing relays, coils, contacts, etc.
- Assists in the installation, performs maintenance and calibration of instrumentation equipment such as flow meters, level and pressure sensors, transmitters, receivers, indicator records and related equipment;
- Performs maintenance on electronic audio-tone equipment used in the Supervisory Control system (Quindar) and solid state controls for specialty valves, automated filter plant equipment, i.e. back washer and filter consoles, filter press console, and related equipment;
- Capable of using test equipment, tools, and thorough knowledge of the terminology of the trade;
- May recommend design changes to improve the efficiency and economy of the operation;
- Makes periodic checks on the accuracy of instruments for the SCS, i.e. flow meters, pressure gauges, tank levels, etc. May interpret wiring diagrams or straight line electrical or electronic circuitry to analyze malfunctioning of equipment;
- May interpret technical information necessary for the calibration of instrumentation equipment and time-duration impulse controls for chemical feed proportional pumps and related equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of the instrumentation, control equipment and telemetry equipment (Quindar) used in a modern supervisory control system; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water measuring devices; good knowledge of electrical control circuits (480 volts or less) for constant and variable speed motors; thorough knowledge of the safety precautions of the work; ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams or straight line circuitry for analyzing malfunctions in the process control of a large modern water treatment plan; ability to analyze for malfunctions in the electrical and electronic controls for specialty and chemical feed equipment; capable of redrawing circuitry when found to be in error; ability to read, understand, follow and transmit oral and written instructions; ability to read, interpret and apply new technical information relating to instrumentation used in the water treatment and distribution system SCS; a high degree of mechanical aptitude, dependability, willingness to work long hours in an emergency; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Must have thorough knowledge of the operation of a large, modern water treatment plant facility and associated booster stations.
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate ‘s Degree in Electronics or Electrical Technology and two (2) years experience in the operation and maintenance of electronic instrumentation equipment or related to the water industry; or
(B) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years experience in the operation and maintenance of electronic and instrumentation equipment equivalent or related to the water industry; or
(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.