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Instrumentation and Control Specialist - Senior/Trainee

Pima County Government Tucson, AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: These two (2) positions are in the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Salary Grade: 40 Starting salary is 5% less during trainee period: $17.40/hrPerforms technical work in the repair, maintenance, installation, calibration and modification of field environmental instrumentation and laboratory analytical equipment. This is distinguished from Instrumentation & Control Specialist-Principal, which has lead responsibility and participates in systems planning.An assessment may be administered. Duties/Responsibilities (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.) Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains and installs process control systems such as programmable logic controllers, chart recorders, direct reading gauges, gas analyzers, density analyzers, differential pressure transmitters, process control valves, chemical additions systems and laboratory analytical equipment;Performs routine diagnostics and component level repair using specialized electronic, electrical and pneumatic test equipment including carbon monoxide analyzers, oxides of nitrogen analyzers, sulfur dioxide analyzers, particulate samplers, dichotomous samplers, calibrations systems, data loggers and meteorological equipment.Calibrates instrumentation components using shop manuals, schematics and ladder and loop diagrams;Repairs, maintains and installs mechanical, electronic, pneumatic and micro processor-based instrumentation such as magnetic and sonic flow meters, bubbler tube level metering systems, PH meters and turbidity meters;Modifies process control and laboratory components and prepares schematic diagrams to reflect changes;Assists the supervisor in the review of engineering drawings and specifications;Monitors and maintains safety precautions and hazards following federal, state and county guidelines including control of stored energy, working with and around methane, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, cryogens, acids, caustics, sewage, lockout procedures and proper use of protective equipment;Documents work performed in manual and automated systems;May write routine computer programs or modify existing software in the troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation systems. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Knowledge of:principles, practices, and techniques of mechanics, electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and mathematics of industrial process control instrumentation and laboratory analytical equipment;equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of mechanical, electronic and pneumatic instrumentation components;operation, repair, maintenance, installation, and calibration of process control systems and components and laboratory analytical equipment;hazards and safety practices according to federal, state and county guidelines;analog and digital control systems and devices, digital electronic theory, terminology and application;word processing and spreadsheet applications, data acquisition systems and microcomputer systems as used in an analytical laboratory. Skill in:repairing, maintaining, installing and calibrating process control instrumentation;monitoring and maintaining a safe work environment;following verbal and written instructions;using hand tools and specialized tools and equipment in the calibration and repair of electronic process control components;reading and interpreting shop manual and schematic diagrams;repairing, maintaining and calibrating laboratory analytical equipment;preparing schematic diagrams;troubleshooting and repairing microcomputer systems and components;documenting work performed in manual and automated systems. Minimum Qualifications (1) An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree or certificate for Direct Employment from an accredited college or technical school in electronics technology instrumentation and process control and one year of experience in the repair and maintenance of laboratory or process control instrumentation in an industrial, environmental or laboratory setting. OR: (2) Three years of journey-level experience in the repair, maintenance, installation, operation or calibration of electronic instrumentation or industrial/laboratory process controls and instrumentation. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application. Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):Experience with/knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of mechanics, electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics or mathematics of industrial process control instrumentation and laboratory equipment. Experience using hand tools, specialized tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of mechanical, electronic and pneumatic instrumentation components and process control equipment. Experience in the repair, maintenance, installation, operation or calibration of electronic instrumentation, or industrial/laboratory process control equipment and instrumentation. Experience in the repair and maintenance of laboratory or process control instrumentation, in an industrial environment or laboratory setting. Selection Procedure: Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/score against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidates from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process. Supplemental Information Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record. Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.Physical/Sensory Requirements: Post offer physicals are required. Some positions may carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, asbestos or wastewater and sewage products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety. Some positions may require exposure to various extremes of weather and temperature and working in confined areas to access equipment, which may require the proper wearing of individual safety and protective equipment. All positions require the ability to lift up to seventy-five pounds for brief periods.The Pima County Trainee Program provides training related to the basic knowledge, skills and abilities required by the classification to enable the Trainee to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification within the time limits of the program. The Trainee Program lasts a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 24 months. During the trainee period, the incumbent is paid at 5 percent less than the entry level salary for the position. An eligible individual is any person interested in a Trainee Program opportunity who: (1) Does not meet the minimum qualification at the time it is announced, but is able to do so by the end of the training period OR (2) does meet the minimum qualifications but is not competitive enough to pass selective criteria. Trainees are eligible for a non-competitive transition into the regular classified position upon successful completion of the program. For specific details refer to the Pima County Trainee Program, Administrative Procedure 23-18, available at the Human Resources Department. Trainees are at-will employees during the training period.

Pima County Government


Tucson, AZ
85701 USA