Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Instrumentation And Controls Technician

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Definition: Under general supervision of the Water Treatment and Production Supervisor, this position has the primary duty to perform skilled technical maintenance work on telemetering instrumentation and process control equipment. This will include programming, calibration, installation, and repair work in Community water production facilities and/or wastewater collection and pumping stations. Duties include working with electrical equipment (up to and including 480 vac power), electronic equipment such as flowmeters, computerized process controllers, electric, hydraulic or pneumatic valves and actuators, and chemical and related systems. Provides technical assistance with the development of policies, procedures and guidelines for the maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt and considered a DRIVING position, subject to working on call and weekend hours.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledges, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks


1. Performs inspection, installation, maintenance, programming, calibration, and repair functions on a vast assortment of technical, electrical, electronic systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), meters, recording devices and control systems in water and wastewater treatment facilities along with wastewater pumping facilities.

2. Diagnoses and repairs electrical/electronic control systems, and other related equipment. Inventories, orders, catalogs and maintains appropriate levels of spare parts and related equipment to ensure quick accurate response to system failures.

3. Monitors and supervises systems and equipment warranty repairs and replacements. Reviews and evaluates new equipment on proposed projects.

4. Maintains SCADA system data and performance records, operates sensitive electronic instruments, tests equipment and tools including digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, telemetry test equipment, and calibrators;
assists in the creation and enhancement of existing control programs.

5. Install/program single phase and three phase A.C. variable frequency drives, D.C. drives and many other motor control devises. This will include wiring, troubleshooting and program enhancements. Provides technical support with troubleshooting and software programming.

6. Schedules preventative and corrective maintenance using computerized maintenance management programs. Required to provide the supervisor and manager with up to date records of system performance and be able to manage corrective measures.

7. Serves as liaison with the equipment vendors to resolve and troubleshoot equipment abnormalities or malfunctions. Monitors inventory levels of equipment, estimates usage, prepares cost estimates, orders and purchases required supplies and materials.

8. Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to ensure equipment and tools are in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, calibrating equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas. Monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety.

9 Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with Community policies and procedures.
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows department safety policies and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety and accident prevention.

10. Works closely with other members of the Water Treatment and Production Staff to provide hands on training in the area of electrical circuits and other associated equipment and methods used in the electrical field.

11. Researches and assists with forecasting future special systems needs and preparing proposals/recommendations for the purchase of new equipment and systems as needed for management review. Provides technical expertise in the planning and configuration of new systems and equipment to ensure seamless integration into new and existing facilities.

12. Performs other duties as assigned by Department management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs, and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical theory concerning both low and medium voltage circuits.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, programming, and applicable operating systems.
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and their operating principals and typical control strategies utilized in water and wastewater facilities.
  • Knowledge of the principals and applications of analog and digital electronics.
  • Knowledge of testing, maintenance, calibration, and repair procedures of water treatment facility electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of equipment, tools, and use of digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, telemetering test equipment, and process calibrators to facilitate the proper maintenance or repair of plant equipment.
  • Knowledge of chemical metering devices.
  • Knowledge of water treatment and wastewater treatment measuring and control devices.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for working with electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of confined space entry procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws involved in vehicle operation.
  • Knowledge of Federal OSHA and Community policies regarding safe work practices.

  • Skill in use of personal computers, including software applications such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Professional software.
  • Skill in installing and maintaining analog and digital equipment and the devises used to control treatment plant systems.
  • Skill in developing standards, policies, procedures, and standard practices concerning I&C portions of the water treatment and production area.

  • Skill in providing training and or instruction for other co-workers in how the systems work.

  • Skill in planning and implementing work to ensure projects are completed in accordance with established standards, guidelines, and time frames.
  • Skill in establishing priorities, measuring accomplishments, and managing deadlines.
  • Skill in preparing/maintaining reports of project costs, including estimates of materials, supplies, and labor.
  • Skill in managing multiple tasks and assignments including small water and wastewater repair and maintenance projects.
  • Skill in evaluating water and wastewater construction and maintenance work, including plans, feasibility recommendations, and specifications.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical and operational manuals, blueprints, schematics, and diagrams.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to operate, design, install, and repair specialized electronic control and computer systems.
  • Ability to diagnose programs, configure computer software, and design computer control programs for process systems using telemetering equipment.
  • Ability to study and comprehend new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to operate electronic diagnostic and calibration equipment.
  • Ability to work on hazardous chemical feed systems.
  • Ability to operate power equipment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments including water and wastewater electrical repairs and maintenance projects.
  • Ability to maintain daily vehicle cleaning and routine maintenance.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Ability to operate basic hand tools and test instruments.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and maintain system performance records.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to complete work requests and work orders, documents, spreadsheets, and email.
  • Ability to bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.
  • Ability to work in cramped spaces or dusty extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to use ladders, lifts or scaffolding to reach and work at elevated areas as required.
  • Ability to complete OSHA/Safety Training as required.
  • Ability to work non-standard, flexible shifts and respond to on-call emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications


Education & Experience: High school diploma or GED equivalency and two (2) years of specialized vocational training or college course work in electronics and three (3) years of journeyman level experience in electrical/electronic or control system instrumentation.

Special Requirements:
  • Must possess an ADEQ or ITCA Grade I Operator Certification in Water Treatment or Wastewater Treatment upon time of hire, or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hire. Certification from other states with Arizona reciprocity is acceptable.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • ADEQ or ITCA Grade II Operator Certification in Water Treatment or Wastewater Treatment is preferred.
  • I.S.A. Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) is preferred.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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