Electrical and Instrumentation Specialist
HRSD's Electrical and Instrumentation Specialist position is a trade in our apprenticeship program. A combination of on-the-job training and a Associate's degree in a relevant field must pursued to become fully qualified. You will be required to take college classes towards the AS degree within HRSD's service area or online, outside of normal work hours (100% tuition assistance for classes, textbooks and fess and mileage reimbursement to/from the institution).A knowledge/skills assessment is required for this position.
Under broad guidance, the Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Specialist is responsible for:
a. Providing electrical, instrumentation and control (EIC) services to all HRSD departments and divisions. These services include researching, budgeting, planning, designing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining EIC equipment.
b. Consulting to and providing direction on EIC issues to engineering firms, architectural firms, contractors and HRSD staff at all levels on all projects
c. Providing installation, repair and maintenance of special EIC projects including research and development process project, electric/electronic lab equipment and security systems
d. Supervises the work group on assigned projects.
Associate degree in Instrumentation Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechatronics, Electronics or a related field and completion of HRSD's Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship Program or equivalent.
a)Must possess 4 years of experience working in electrical or instrumentation field.
b)Record-keeping experience to include documentation of preventive maintenance and work logs.
c)Must be able to read/understand blueprints, schematics, and similar diagrams.
a)Experience within the wastewater treatment industry, gaining knowledge of how the process of treating wastewater takes place and the structure of the plants and pumping stations
b)Experience in planning work and budgeting.
c. Training Levels
This position is fully qualified at a Grade 7 with an Associate degree and 4 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation trade or an approved Associate degree and successful completion of HRSD’s Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship Program or equivalent.
While a fully qualified selection is desired, the following training levels and years of experience are established for personnel who are not fully qualified:
Grade 7a – Appropriate Associate degree or 50 credits towards an appropriate Associate degree and successful completion of 75% of on-the-job training skills requirements.
Grade 7b – Appropriate Associate degree or 40 credits towards appropriate Associate degree and successful completion of 50% HRSD’s E&I apprentice program’s on-the-job training skills requirements.
Grade 7c – Appropriate Associate degree or 30 credits towards appropriate Associate degree and successful completion of 25% HRSD’s E&I apprentice program’s on-the-job training skills requirements.
Grade 7d – Appropriate Associate degree and no experience or 21 credits towards appropriate Associate degree and no experience or an Electrical Journeyman or Master Electrician License.
Grade 7e – High School diploma or GED; no college credits and no experience
f hired in a Training Level, Fully Qualified Level Must Be Consistently Pursued as A Condition Of employment. Failure To Do So Will Result In Removal From The Position And Potentially Employment With HRSD.
d. Job-specific Technical Competencies
a)Ability to manage inventory and resolve discrepancies
b)Ability to install conduit, wiring and controls on various types of equipment.
c)Ability to repair and troubleshoot motor control circuits.
d)Knowledge of medium voltage (2.4 kV – 69 kV) switchgear, protective relays and protective devices.
e)Knowledge of single and three phase motors.
f)Knowledge of electrical, mechanical and preventive electrical and instrumentation and control systems and applicable codes in order to plan, install, maintain and repair process control electrical and instrumentation devices and systems IAW NEC, OSHA.
g)Ability to read and interpret control wiring diagrams
h)Working knowledge of flow meters, pressure measuring devices, temperature measuring devices, analytical measuring devices such as (pH, Cl2, SO2, LEL, H2S, NH3 and others).
i)Working knowledge of blowers, generators and motor controls.
j)Working knowledge of PLC’s, DCS, RTU’s and SCADA systems.
k)Working knowledge of networking architecture and networking devices.
l)Ability to troubleshoot, solder, draft and design, work with hands, use meters and power tools of any kind, and perform metal fabrication, pipe fitting, and tube bending
m)Knowledge of electronic technology, rudimentary physics, fabrication techniques, different types of instrumentation.
n)Extensive knowledge of regulations and safety procedures that apply to the electrical and instrumentation field, and working knowledge of the HRSD department where work is being performed
o)Ability to document work performed and maintain work logs
p)Knowledge of procurement and quality improvement processes
q)Proven skill in listening and sustaining HRSD values
r)Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ensuring that project status is shared with all stakeholders
s)Ability to use MS Office products and a variety of other industry-specific programs at an advanced level of proficiency
e. Special Licenses
a)Valid Driver’s License from state of residence
a)Electrical or Instrumentation Journeyman’s Card