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Instrument Technician #2211-152100-02

Date Opened
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 12:00 PM
Close Date
Thursday, December 08, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $65,497.00 - $72,773.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This position maintains, installs, calibrates, diagnoses, and repairs an array of specialized instrumentation, pneumatic, and hydraulic process control equipment associated with the water treatment processes.  Work involves initiating maintenance, installation, and repair of process control equipment and instrumentation; maintaining and repairing control valves, chemical feed pumps, and flow meters; and calibrating instruments and controls.  This position designs improvements, orders parts, and assists outside vendors/contractors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Repairs equipment by troubleshooting equipment; working with operations and maintenance to determine root cause of process failure; replaces or repairs device causing the failure; enters required data into work order system; confirms with operations that proper process integrity has been restored; and coordinates with other groups as needed.
Calibrates equipment in treatment plant by checking equipment operation; prepares calibration standards; cleans and inspects equipment for proper operation; performs calibration; resolves any issues that arise during calibration process; and works with operations to ensure minimal process disruptions.
Handles instruments including flow transmitters, turbid meters, free chlorine analyzers, PH meters, pressure transmitters, ultrasonic level transmitters and streaming current monitors. 
Handles controls including AC/DC drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, HVAC, programmable logic controllers, human-machine interfaces, transducers, motors, actuators, valves, relays, ladder logic, and the supervisory control and data acquisition system.
Participates in equipment upgrades by determining feasibility and potential impact of upgrade; designs system; orders parts; coordinates with maintenance and operations; and installs, tests, and documents the upgrades.
Installs, inspects and troubleshoots electrical power monitoring devices, protective relays, analog current and voltage meters associated with facility power distribution and motor control systems. 
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of maintenance, installation, and repair of process control equipment and instrumentation.
Skill in using tools and equipment appropriate for position.
Ability to obtain a City driving authorization. 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED from an accredited school.

Four (4) years of related work experience, preferably experience with the maintenance, installation, and repair of process control equipment and instrumentation and experience with control valves, chemical feed pumps, and flow meters.

OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant work/industry/military/job specific experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job functions.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 

Requires a valid driver’s license.


$65,497.00 - $72,773.00 Commensurate with Experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law. 

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

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