• City of San Jose, CA
  • $117,483.33 -179,460.00/year*
  • San Jose, CA
  • Energy/Power
  • Full-Time
  • 502 Gilmore Ct

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Instrument Control Technician I annual salary:$80,246.40-$97,656.00, hourly $38.58-$46.95

Instrument Control Technician II annual salary:$84,302.40-$102,564.80, hourly $40.53-$49.31

Instrument Control Technician III annualsalary: $88,524.80-$107,598.40, hourly $42.56-$51.73

Instrument Control Technician IV annual salary:$92,996.80-$113,027.20, hourly $44.71-$54.34

The San Jos?-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) iscurrently recruiting for Instrument Control Technicians to be part of its team.The Instrument Control Technician is responsible for installing, maintaining,troubleshooting, repairing, and servicing a wide variety of instruments andsystems throughout the Facility. This position will utilize your skills andexperience with electronic, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, andother recording, indicating, alarm and control instrumentation devices.

This is a four level flexibly-staffed classthat is the entry/journey level in the Instrument Control series. InstrumentControl Technicians have responsibility for performing routine instrumentationand telemetric systems maintenance and repair activities. Instrument ControlTechnician IV is responsible for performing more advanced maintenance andrepair work, overseeing program elements and administrative duties, and mayserve as a lead to lower-level technicians.

Duties may include:

Repairing, troubleshooting, installation,maintenance, and calibration of process and analytical instrumentation;identifying, isolating, and solving system, network, and equipment problems.

Maintaining, operating, installing, adjustingand calibrating control systems and equipment.

Programming, configuring, designingProgrammable Logic Controllers (PLC) and proportional integral derivativecontroller (PID), and optimizing the analytical, recording, and electronic orpneumatic control instruments and related equipment.

Design, fabricate andinstall instrument and telemetric systems and components that include: Ensuringcode compliance, system function and installation code requirements are meet.

Use CMMS (Computerized Maintenance ManagementSystem) to fill out work orders and maintains records.

Creating and updating engineering drawings, Piping& Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).

Purchases equipment, parts and suppliesincluding: selecting vendors; filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases.

Operating computer programs for testingelectrical equipment; operating electrical and electronic test equipment,including meggers, ammeters, voltmeters, multimeters, oscilloscopes, loopcalibrators and signal generators.

Determining and calculating circuitrequirements.

Performing other duties of a similar nature orlevel.

Instrument Control Technicians may be subjectedto moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors,dusts, poor ventilation, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work spacerestrictions, and intense noises, and may be required to lift up to 50 poundsoccasionally. Some tasks may require the wearing of self-containing breathingapparatus.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiplepositions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested inemployment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you areconsidered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants fromthis recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

All Levels:

1. Education: High School Diploma, a General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) or aCalifornia proficiency certificate.

2. Experience:

InstrumentControl Technician I - One (1) year of instrumentation and controls workexperience at an industrial facility similar to that of a wastewater treatmentfacility.

InstrumentControl Technician II - Two (2) years of instrumentation and controls workexperience at an industrial facility similar to that of a wastewater treatmentfacility.

InstrumentControl Technician III - One (1) year of Instrument Control Technicianexperience with the City of San Jose

InstrumentControl Technician IV - Four (4) years instrumentation and controls workexperience at an industrial facility similar to that of a wastewater treatmentfacility, including two (2) years Instrument Control Technician experience withthe City of San Jos?

3. Licenses or Certificates: Valid CaliforniaDriver's License

NOTE: For Instrument Control Technician Levels IIIand IV: Possession of an ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level Icertificate OR possession of an IBEW/UA (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/United Association) Instrumentation Calibration Certification.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provideverification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informedthat the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent orsign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any othertype of visa which requires an employer application.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the essential physical functions of the job as determined by a post-offer medical examination conducted by City of San Jose Employee Health Services


The ideal candidate will possess the followingcompetencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this positioninclude:

Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicableprofessional/technical principles and practices including:

* Ability to install maintain, troubleshoot,the following to component levels: 4-20 mA control loops, DP (differentialpressure) cells, RTD (resistance temperature detectors), pressure transducers,level indicators, positioners, valve actuators, fixed and portable D.O. (dissolved oxygen), pH, chlorine, TSS (total suspended solids) probes, fixed and portable suspended solids meters, turbineand mag flow meters, density meters, or most control instrumentation devicesfound in a wastewater treatment facility (or related industrial facilities suchas oil refineries, power generation, food-processing, and chemical plants).
* Knowledge and ability to safely use DVM(digital volt meters), control loop simulators, oscilloscopes, pressure andvacuum calibrators, test set-up, and any specialized test equipment found in awastewater treatment facility or related industrial facility.
* Knowledge of pneumatic controls such as 3-150 PSI pneumatic controllers, I to P converters, and P to I converters.
* Abilityto program, install, and debug various types of PLCs (programmable logic control) and HMIs (human machine interface).
* Abilityto accomplish tasks with minimal or non-existent documentation or support.
* Associateof Science degree in electronics technology or related field, experience in therepair, installation and maintenance of instrumentation systems and associatedhardware/software and technology, and CCST (Certified Control SystemsTechnician) certification OR possession of an IBEW/UA (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/United Association) Instrumentation Calibration Certification is desirable.

Creativity - addresses objectives and problems while questioning traditionalassumptions/solutions in order to generate creative ideas and new ways of doingbusiness.

Multi-Tasking - can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handleda wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s)

Problem Solving - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue;determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic andintuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve thedesired outcome.

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability todevelop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helpingothers accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolutionskills.

Computer Skills - experience with common business computer applications including but notlimited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.

Communication Skills- communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of anevaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application,resume and answers to the job specific questions. An appropriate number of the most qualifiedapplicants will be invited to the next phase of assessment. Interviews may include apractical/written exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questionsduring the online application process. YouMUST answer ALL job-specific questions in order to be considered for thisvacancy or your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from furtherconsideration. Please note that there isa 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

* Please describe in detail yourexperience of instrument and controls work at an industrial facility similar tothat of a wastewater treatment facility. Include your title(s), employer(s), years of experience and job dutieswith focus on electronic or electro-mechanical experience
* Please describe in detail yourexperience with Precision Calibrating Devices. List the name of each device, it's purpose, and a description of yourexperience with the devices.
* Please describe your experience with theinstallation, maintenance, repairs and calibration of pneumatic, electrical,electronic and/or mechanical instrumentation equipment. Provide your job title, employer's name,length of service, and describe your experience.

If you have questions about the duties of thisposition, please contact Jimmy Collishaw at ...@sanjoseca.gov. If you have questions about the selection orhiring processes, please contact Lisa Harding at ...@sanjoseca.gov.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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