Instrument Technician

Recruitment #010621-MCCZ17-400400


The Division of Air Quality oversees regulations and permits governing the control of air pollution, from all sources in the state, to ensure that Delaware’s air meets State and Federal Air Quality Standards created to protect public health and the environment.  

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Summary Statement

The Division of Air Quality operates air monitoring stations throughout the State of Delaware.  These monitoring stations provide critical air quality data in support of the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Delaware.  This position will have had the responsibility to maintain complex analytical equipment, digital data systems, wireless data transmission systems, pneumatic and electrical devices.  Instrument Technicians have total Stewardship over the monitoring stations and projects assigned to them.  Strict Quality Assurance guidelines are followed assuring integrity in all work completed.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Determines the causes of malfunctions in measuring, analyzing or processing instrumentation of analog or digital design.
  • Repairs or replaces defective circuit boards and modules.
  • Replaces defective integrated circuit chips and electronic elements.
  • Repairs and performs preventive maintenance on electro-mechanical systems.
  • Calibrates instrumentation and test equipment.
  • Modifies instrumentation as required.
  • Requisitions parts and supplies
  • Keeps records of work performed and parts used.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Instrument Technician
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in troubleshooting electronic instrumentation.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting circuit diagrams and schematics.
  3. Six months experience in using electronic test equipment and hand tools.
  4. Knowledge of electrical and electronic safety.
  5. Knowledge of microprocessor which includes controlled instruments.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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