The Electronic Controls Engineer functions as a SCADA system administrator who is responsible for the management and administration of all SCADA server equipment. Activities of incumbent include, but are not limited to the following:
Plans, implements, modifies, administers and evaluates Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software and systems.
Assists and advises users and Water Department Management on major aspects of SCADA systems design, operating mode, system software and/or equipment.
Assists technicians with the configuration and troubleshooting of wireless networks used for SCADA systems.
Oversees protection of SCADA environment and ensures SCADA data security and integrity by establishing operational guidelines and controls including privacy, security, editing, validating and restart/recovery controls.
Collaborates with outside vendors in the designing of database schemas to integrate SCADA systems with other system's database structures.
Develops and modifies HMI/SCADA Systems, including 2D and 3D graphics creation, Tag Database generation, report development, computer setup and configuration, startup services including field setup and checkout, troubleshoot and operator training.
Create and/or maintain servers, data storage equipment, network equipment, firewalls, operating systems and various utility programs.
Works with department electricians and other staff in troubleshooting communication/integration issues between Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and SCADA.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field AND 3 years of experience as a SCADA Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Automation Engineer, Controls Systems Technician or similarly related duties. Must have extensive PC hardware knowledge, with general computer maintenance capabilities. Must have HMI/SCADA familiarity AND experience installing, programming, and troubleshooting GE and/or Allen/Bradley/Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Windows Server AND have 2 years of experience in PLC programming and Visual Basic/VBA and/or scripting languages.
Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.
Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of continued employment.
Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.
Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.
Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.