City of Tampa

WTE Electrical & Instrumentation Technician III (#387490) 034

$34.63-$49.36 Hourly / $6,002.53-$8,555.73 Monthly / $72,030.40-$102,668.80 Yearly


This is advanced technical work involving electrical, instrumentation and distributive control equipment maintenance at the Waste to Energy Plant.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class performs work of more than average difficulty in maintaining and repairing waste to energy plant electrical, instrumentation, and distributive control equipment.  Under general supervision the employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in locating and repairing defects in plant equipment.  Work is performed under occasionally hazardous conditions and requires more than normal attention to avoid injury.  Employee may be required to respond to emergency calls regarding the breakdown of plant equipment.  Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for technical adequacy and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs master level preventive, repair and calibration maintenance of all plant electrical instrumentation and control equipment on a scheduled basis; including, but not limited to: steam turbine, generator, and instruments used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, and force.
  • Troubleshoots, installs, maintains, or repairs the following: low and high voltage electrical distribution equipment, plant conduit, lighting and power systems, motors and associated control equipment.
  • Operates voltmeters, ammeters, megohm meters, and high voltage test equipment. 
  • Operates other equipment throughout the plant including, but not limited to, industrial forklifts, manlifts, and other mobile equipment. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: practices, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the inspection, calibration and repair of electrical and mechanical instruments; occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions required in the operation and repair of waste to energy plant electrical instrumentation equipment; instruments used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow temperature, motion, and force; National Electrical Code, state, federal, and local electrical codes and environmental regulations pertaining to instrumentation; power generation, distribution, metering, and protective relaying for high voltage systems.

Ability to: read and interpret power plant piping and instrumentation diagrams, distributed control system drawings loop sheets, electrical prints and schematics; establish and maintain effective working relationships; follow standard safety procedures.

Skill in: use and care of applicable tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical instruments.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and six (6) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical instrumentation and distributive control equipment, such as hydraulic/pneumatic systems, steam turbine, turbine generator, air dampers, and related control devices; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Must meet all criteria for level III on the E & I skills matrix.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s license required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 387490; EST: 3/4/2020 1:17:00 PM; REV: 3/1/2021;