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Instruments/Electronics Technician - Public Works - Bureau of Utilities

Company: Howard County Government
Location: Savage
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY/CLASS DESCRIPTION

Technical work involving instrument repair or installation at the Water Reclamation Plant and similar pump and water distribution facilities.

STARTING SALARY HIRING RANGE:

$41,870 - $45,240

This is skilled technical work at the journeyman level, concerned with the repair, maintenance and installation of a variety of electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical instruments and systems necessary for temperature and energy control of buildings or which are used in various water, sewage, or flood control plants.

Assignments involve both routine and non-routine repair, installation and maintenance of a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment. Work is performed under general supervision of a technical or administrative superior. Assignments are stable in nature and are carried out in accordance with accepted standards and applicable regulations. An employee in this class may operate and hand and power tools. Contacts with the public are limited.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Include the following.

Insures that electronic and pneumatic instrumentation used in monitoring various water distribution and water reclamation operations is functioning properly.

Uses industrial test equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters, manometers, and oscilloscopes and specialized test equipment made by the respective equipment suppliers to monitor and calibrate instrumentation systems.

Participates in a preventive maintenance program.

Investigates reports of equipment malfunctions and takes necessary corrective action.

Services equipment such as level indicators/controllers, flow indicators/controllers, current indicators/controllers, temperature indicator/controllers, PH, turbidity and chlorine residual meters, pneumatic controls, in addition to other equipment utilized at assigned locations.

Aids in establishing and maintaining adequate parts inventory.

This position is designated as an emergency/essential position and may be required to respond in a variety of emergency situations.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

May direct others.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade; and three years related experience in electronics and instrumentation repair work as related to process control equipment.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of electronics theory and of the methods and practices of electronic equipment repair.

Thorough knowledge of the functioning and maintenance of process control instrumentation and electronic equipment.

Skill in calibrating different brands and type of instruments.

Ability to read blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams and other specifications.

Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

Ability to locate, diagnose and correct defects in electronic and mechanical instrumentation devices.

Ability to read instrumentation data accurately and to maintain record of maintenance activities.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform skilled laboring tasks as required.

Uses industrial test equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters, manometers, and oscilloscopes and specialized test equipment made by the respective equipment suppliers to monitor and calibrate instrumentation systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is responsible for using safety devices and protective equipment in order to minimize the frequency and severity of work related accidents. The employee is also responsible for using safe practices and methods in the operation of equipment and supplies related to their particular job. The employee is further responsible for correcting and/or reporting any conditions within the building or grounds that may be hazardous to the public, co-workers, or other county employees.

LANGUAGE SKILLS, MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

A valid Maryland Class C Driver's license. A Wastewater Collection Class 2, and a Water Distribution System Operators License may be required.

Keywords: Howard County Government, Baltimore , Instruments/Electronics Technician - Public Works - Bureau of Utilities, Other , Savage, Maryland

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