Bonita Springs Utilities Inc

Electrician Instrumentation Technician - Water Plant - Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs, FL

Job Description

Electrician Instrumentation Technician - Water Plant

Posted: Saturday, 2/10/2024

Nature of Work

Under the limited direction of the Water Treatment Plant Manager, this position is responsible for installation, maintenance, calibration, and configuration of electrical and electronic equipment used in the assigned division; and ensuring the efficient operation of such, including but not limited to, electrical breakers, switchgear, gauges and sensors, radio telemetry, analyzers, flow meters, and any other related field electrical and instrumentation controls. Work is performed under minimal supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. Position exercises judgement in accordance with well-defined policies and procedures and relies on experience to exercise independent judgment to determine the best approach by using and interpreting policies and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities

(The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of tasks performed in this classification. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.)

  • Installation, maintenance, and configuration of electrical/electronic equipment used in the division. Ensuring the efficient mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical operation of equipment, controls, multiple SCADA systems and remote communications equipment.
  • Advises Water Treatment Plant Manager concerning the installation, modification, operation, and repair of electrical/electronic equipment.
  • Oversees or performs maintenance, configuration, adjustment, and repair to a wide variety of electrical/electronic equipment and control systems at treatment facilities/plants, remote pumping/storage stations, and related structures/assets for the assigned division.
  • Operates and maintains numerous electrical components, switchgear, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), equipment and breakers which are 3-phase multiple voltages, including and up to medium voltage electrical equipment.
  • Ensures precise functions of flow, analyzer, and instrumentation equipment of various voltages as low as millivolts.
  • Verifies, monitors, and assists with electrical/instrumentation work at remote or offsite locations.
  • Coordinates and participates in response to emergency repairs needed after hours.
  • Remains in contact via company phone/radio at all times in the event of an emergency.
  • Responds in an emergency or natural disaster to assist in repairs and troubleshooting processes to keep system functional. Participates in system shutdowns, and diversions of any electrical and instrumentation systems.
  • Establishes vendor relationships and orders parts and supplies as needed.
  • Establishes schedules for and monitors preventive maintenance repair, safety inspection guidelines, and quality control.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of work performed.
  • Monitors and assists personnel in maintaining control panel equipment for lift stations, water well sites, and treatment plants.
  • Inspects and tests tools, vehicles, and safety gear; restocks supplies in vehicles.
  • Performs layout and documentation for new installation of lift stations, water wells, and equipment within the treatment plants.
  • Prepares and reviews calculation sheets and calibration data records.
  • Trains other personnel in maintaining and troubleshooting electrical panels.
  • Safeguards all assigned tools, equipment, and electronics from theft, loss, destruction, and/or negligence.
  • Attends weekly safety meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Practices and materials utilized in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic equipment and control systems in an industrial setting (i.e., potable water production facility and/or wastewater/water reclamation treatment facility).
  • BSU design standards, policies, procedures, and regularity compliance.
  • Occupational hazards, personal protective equipment, and safety precautions of the work.
  • Record maintenance and inventory principles and practices.
  • Basic and complex electrical principles.
  • Computer systems, telemetry, and instrumentation.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions (OSHA).
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment, lock-out/tag-out procedures, confined space, arc flash, fall protection, maintenance of traffic, etc.
  • Use of mechanical tools required for electrical/electronic repairs, diagnostic instruments, and manual and electronic gauges.
  • Working on metering components operating with milliamp current, experience with single phase and three-phase voltage, ranging from 120 volts to 480 volts.
  • Complex, technical electric and electronic troubleshooting, and calibration.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Perform under frequent deadlines and/or in response to emergencies.
  • Apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge.
  • Read and interpret various technical materials, ranging from moderate to complex terminology, associated with job functions.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, maps, electrical schematics, and written specifications.
  • Understand and perform advanced mathematical skills, i.e., graphs, geometric or algebraic principles.
  • Operate personal computer and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) computing equipment for division users, to include Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Communicate professionally and consistently with engineers, contractors, vendors and BSU personnel.
  • Enforce proper use of safety protocol and counsel or discipline employees for safety violations.
  • Organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and routine scheduled tests and maintenance.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with both internal and external contacts.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Nine (9) years of electrical or electronics experience in an industrial setting, wastewater/water reclamation treatment facility or potable water production facility, including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license.

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