Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technician

City of Tacoma in Tacoma

Job Description

Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for performing skilled journey level electrical and instrumentation maintenance work that involves maintenance and installation of a wide variety of equipment, instrumentation, apparatus, controls, and motors. An employee in this classification develops and implements a proactive maintenance work program that includes preventative and predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and equipment condition monitoring on a variety of instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, meters, control systems, electrical systems, circuits, and motor controls associated with wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and Stormwater control facilities.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technician vacancies as they occur, for a period of one year.

The Principles that Guide Us:
Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.

City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:
One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented with two years of advanced course work in electric theory and industrial controls, AND two years of journey level experience as an electrician or an instrumentation technician in an industrial or manufacturing plant/work environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with wastewater treatment instrumentation, Allen Bradley PLC programming, Ladder Logic, HMI programming, communication protocols to include Ethernet, HART, and Profibus, AutoCAD, SCADA systems, and in performing maintenance work on motor controls, electrical distribution, and generating systems.

Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License and valid First Aid Card with CPR at time of appointment (your first day on the job if selected for this position) with maintenance thereafter.

Electrical, instrumentation, and electronic technology including PLCs and ladder logic
Various types of conduit applications and methods of installation
Schematics, wiring diagrams, and instrument control diagrams
Electrical codes, regulations, and procedures
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies
Health and safety regulations
Technical aspects of field of specialty
Proper record keeping techniques
Basic wastewater treatment plant processes and impact of equipment malfunction
Safety techniques, testing, and procedures to handle dangerous or hazardous chemicals, gases, and/or confined spaces, as related to wastewater treatment plants and pump stations

Proficiently read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering plans, and specifications
Apply principles of electrical theory to daily tasks, which may include design of electrical systems
Develop and implement a preventative maintenance work program
Operate, install, repair, and inspect a variety of electronic testing equipment
Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in the electrical and instrumentation trade such as hydraulic presses, cutters, benders, various types of testing equipment, and recording devices
Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces using proper lifting and rigging techniques
Understand and interpret the national electrical code
Operate motor vehicles and forklifts
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Observe appropriate safety procedures in the performance of assigned tasks
Maintain records and prepare reports as directed
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Work independently with little direction

Our City:
With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable.

When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives, excellent retirement benefits and a total rewards benefits program with competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:

The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process, and attach a current resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position.

Applicants who qualify for veteran's preference must attach a copy of their DD214, Member Copy 4 at the time of application.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have Supplemental Questions #8-13 scored as the Experience and Training test for this position by a committee of subject matter experts. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training and provide thorough answers. Applicants must pass this evaluation to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration.

Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, and will include a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test, and will include a drug and alcohol screen.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 5:00 pm on the closing date.


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