INSTRUMENTATION MECHANIC (WATER ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION) 61777
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing journey level instrumentation work including the planning and laying out of work and the diagnosis of trouble in instrumentation systems or equipment as well as maintaining the SCADA system. An employee in this class frequently directs the work of a small number of skilled, semi‑skilled and relatively unskilled workers assigned to instrumentation maintenance and repair. Employees in this class are supervised by Instrumentation Crew leaders who prescribe priorities as well as the nature and extent of work to be performed, and the crew leaders provide diagrams and specifications as well as technical direction as needed. Employees in this class, in the absence of such direction, set priorities, determine work to be done, and lay out work with or without plans, diagrams, and specifications. The nature of work assigned and the skill level of an employee in this class call for employees to work with considerable independence. The nature of the work may require employees in this class to operate motor vehicles and power‑driven equipment. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Repairs, maintains, and installs process control, monitoring, recording, and indicating instruments, such as flow meters, level and pressure sensors, receivers, tower signaling equipment, chemical fuel equipment, telemetering devices, and any other type of transducer that measures pressure, flow, liquid levels, and related physical properties.
Installs, maintains, and repairs Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Data Communication Equipment.
Programs PLCs and SCADA System software.
Implements new systems software and modifications; tests new modified system software.
Analyzes problems to determine whether they are caused by systems software malfunctions and makes corrections where required.
Plans and lays out work consistent with applicable standards and codes.
Directs the work of a small number of skilled, semi‑skilled, and relatively unskilled workers in installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation equipment.
Fulfills reporting requirements relating to work performed and materials used.
Maintains and repairs instrumentation test equipment such as volt and ohm meters, gas detectors, oxygen deficiency meters, pH testers, dissolved oxygen meters, and so on.
Recommends to supervisors changes designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
May act for the Instrumentation Crew leader in his/her absence.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, and applicable codes, used in installation, maintenance, and repair activities in industrial instrumentation as applied in a wastewater treatment 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.
Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA systems.
Skill in the use of tools and test equipment used in installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial instrumentation equipment.
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 understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Four (4) 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.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
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.