The work involves responsibility for supervising skilled, semi-skilled, and relatively unskilled workers in instrumentation and computer maintenance and repair work. Employees in this class are working supervisors and perform any task associated with instrumentation and computer maintenance and repair. Incumbents assign staff, plan and lay out work, provide instructions, and inspect work. The nature of the work may require employees in this class to operate motor vehicles and power driven equipment. Does related work as required.




Performs activities listed in job specification for Instrumentation Mechanic and Instrumentation Mechanic (Water Environment Protection).

Supervises and plans the work for subordinate maintenance crews of skilled, semi-skilled, and relatively unskilled employees.

Determines material and labor requirements and may requisition needed materials and supplies.

Prepares, as needed, sketches or directions concerning work to be performed.

Assigns staff to projects and provides instructions or plans and interprets same when needed.

Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure quality and efficiency of work.

Fulfills reporting requirements relating to schedules, project status, assigned staff, and materials used.

May evaluate performance of subordinate employees.

May ensure subordinate staff is properly trained in, and enforce, all safety procedures, standard operating procedures, policies and industrial standard practices.

May ensure technical training of subordinate staff.




Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, and applicable codes used in installation, maintenance, and repair activities in industrial instrumentation as applied in a sewage plant job environment.

Good knowledge of operation and theory of transducers for the measurement of physical properties, such as pressure, flow, and liquid level, in process piping.

Working knowledge of theory and operation of digital computer logic and equipment.

Skill in the use of tools and test equipment used in installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial instrumentation equipment.

Ability to supervise others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to plan and layout instrumentation work.

Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, and specifications.

Ability to use a variety of tools and test equipment used in instrumentation work.

Ability to use a personal computer and associated office and instrumentation software.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.


As Assigned:


Ability to operate a motor vehicle.




Two (2) years of permanent non-competitive class status as an Instrumentation Mechanic or as an Instrumentation Mechanic (Water Environment Protection).


Open Competitive:

Six (6) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in installation, maintenance, and repair work which relates to industrial instrumentation, which must have included laying out of work and diagnosis of malfunctions.


Note: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, or its equivalent in technical or apprentice training, in electronic or electrical engineering technology or an engineering or technical curriculum which relates to electrical construction or maintenance or repair of electronic equipment may substitute for a maximum of two (2) years of work experience.




When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.



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