City of Tampa

AWT Instrumentation & Controls Specialist (#312200) 038

$33.74-$48.08 Hourly / $5,848.27-$8,333.87 Monthly / $70,179.20-$100,006.40 Yearly


Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for providing expertise in the design, analysis and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems for AWT plant, pumping stations or bridge maintenance facilities. Work is of more than average difficulty involving troubleshooting complex problems in instrumentation and control systems, and networking systems. Under general direction, the employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in reviewing system designs and recommending changes in plant instrumentation and control systems. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports, observation of work performed, and result obtained.

Examples of Duties

Reviews system designs, specifications and products; recommends changes in plant, pumping stations or bridge instrumentation and control systems; reads electrical prints and instrumentation and control diagrams; performs operability reviews of processes, products and plant facilities as related to instrumentation and control systems, including all types of programmable logic controllers, networking equipment, analyzers, gauges, control loops, I/O devices, remote terminal units, level measuring equipment, pneumatic operated equipment, etc.; attends pre-construction meetings for plant additions, expansion and modification.

Monitors, reviews and validates work for quality control assurance of wide-ranging instrumentation and control repair practices; writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to wide-ranging instrumentation control practices; works with outside vendors on instrumentation and control systems; provides expertise with respect to programmable logic controllers, networking equipment, analyzers, gauges, control loops, I/O devices, remote terminal units, level measuring equipment, pneumatic operated equipment, etc; trains and assesses the performance of AWT technicians.

Troubleshoots complex problems in instrumentation and control systems, and networking systems; gathers and interprets historical data from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and other sources; interprets data and provides recommendations; reads, modifies and analyzes programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); interprets and analyzes general instrumentation programs; identifies recurring and complex problems and recommends corrective actions; recognizes and identifies trends in instrumentation and control systems; performs failure and root cause analysis.

Maintains and reviews technical reports, records and library; reads prints, schematics and control diagrams; conducts research utilizing a wide variety of sources; recommends corrective actions based on knowledge of wide-ranging instrumentation control repair practices, new technologies and products; writes reports to leadership including information on SOPs and work practices reviewed, written or modified.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of: industrial instrumentation and control systems and products; radio based telemetry systems including set up an d troubleshooting of systems; divisional operational systems; all types of PLCs, networking equipment, analyzers, gauges, control loops, I/O devices, remote terminal units, level measuring equipment, pneumatic operated equipment, etc.; wide-ranging instrumentation and control repair practices.

Intermediate knowledge of: equipment interface; control system processes; construction; job related safety practices including electrical safety; time management; instrumentation programming; CMMS and SCADA systems; new technologies and products.

Basic knowledge of: AutoCAD.

Advanced ability to: read electrical prints, schematics, and instrumentation and control diagrams; evaluate and assess the performance of AWT technicians; recognize and identify trends in instrumentation and control system; conduct research utilizing a wide variety of resources; utilize written communication in an effective manner.

Intermediate ability to: review contractual agreements; compile, retrieve, analyze, and compare operational reports; gather and interpret historical data from SCADA, CMMS, and other sources; read, modify, write, and analyze programs for PLCs; interpret and analyze general instrumentation programs.

Advanced skill in: communications; technical writing.

Intermediate skill in: use of computers (Access, Excel, Word); interpersonal relations.

Accountabilities: no more than 64 hours of undocumented sick hours used per year; 75% of design specification and product reviews done in agreed upon time; provide periodic reports to leadership that would include information on SOPs and work practices reviewed, written, or modified; works on tasks requested by team leaders and provides solutions; provides solutions to technical problems that are agreed upon with related parties.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED with 10 years of progressively responsible utility or industrial instrumentation experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.

 

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 312200; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 12/8/2016;