PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the University of Connecticut, Storrs, this class is accountable for supervising the operation and maintenance of the Metering, Energy Management System (EMS), Wastewater, Reclaim Water, Low Voltage Systems, Co-Generation Power Plant (COGEN), Supplemental Utility Plant (SUP) and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Helps assess, identify, and recommends efficiency and compliance upgrades. Assists in the designs and programs for (SCADA) integration and graphics.
Receives general direction from the Energy and Compliance Manager and/or Utilities Systems Manager or another employee of higher grade.
Supervises small crew of Electronics Integrated Control System Technicians (Industrial Controls), and other staff as assigned. Provides assistance to the EICS Supervisor 2 as needed or required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
- Provides staff training and assistance;
- Conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans maintenance and installation work;
- Establishes and maintains metering standards and operating procedures;
- Helps develop or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
- Acts as liaison with Power Plant Supervisor, Facilities Operations, other agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Ensures compliance and adheres calibration standards and performance to all state and federal regulations;
- Authorizes and/or supervises emergency or preventative maintenance shut-down and or start-ups;
- Assist in preparation of budgets and makes recommendations for equipment purchases or contractual repairs;
- Answers inquires with regard to university user services to ensure customer satisfaction;
- Assists with drafting (CAD), design implementation, and SCADA integration;
- Performs other related tasks as required and/or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- electrical schematics;
- network troubleshooting;
- electronic instrumentation calibration;
- electronic theories and practices to one or more complex systems which integrate into a total system;
- applicable industrial plant equipment and process;
- function and processes of assigned steam and chilled water systems, as well as assigned facilities of employment;
- SCADA and data acquisition software
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Considerable ability to utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in installation assistance, monitoring, instrumentation calibration, maintenance, repair, and programming of electronic industrial controls which are integrated to a distributed control system (DCS) within an industrial, commercial, military, government, large healthcare complex or a production-oriented environment. In state service this would be considered Electronic Integrated Control System Technician (Industrial Controls).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of extensive programming of SCADA systems and data management software integration.
NOTE: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A maximum of two (2) years may be substituted for the following:
- Graduation from a two (2) year vocational or technical school designating completion of subject requirements in electronic integrated systems/maintenance technology or related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
- College training in electronics or electrical/mechanical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
- Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate valid current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to attend technical seminars or courses and retain original equipment manufacturer certification.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
- A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, heights, confined spaces, extreme weather and/or environmental conditions, significant levels of extreme heat, noise and particulates and may be required to use protective equipment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
New Class. (NP-2 OJE Study Stipulated Agreement) Item No. 23-207