Carries out the maintenance of electronics and communications equipment in the Utilities Division of the Department of Public Works; performs related work as required. Organizes and performs the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of complex electronic and communications equipment used in water facilities, treatment plants, pumping stations and metering vaults. The work is performed under the administrative and technical direction of the Equipment Maintenance Superintendent. Position parameters require the exercise of independent judgment in the solution of technical problems with review made on the final results obtained.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Troubleshoots and performs electronics and communications maintenance functions for the Division's water and sewer systems;
Repairs and installs high and low voltage electrical equipment.
Performs the installation of instrumentation and communication systems used in water and sewage pumping stations, water and sewer treatment facilities, and similar equipment in various locations, etc;
Inspects facilities for proper operation of instrumentation and telemetry gear and determines what defects exist and remedial action required;
Investigates space and equipment in existing equipment and possible effects of proposed equipment on the system;
Performs inspections at new facilities to assure that equipment is working properly and in accordance with specifications;
Programs and troubleshoots PLCs (programmable logic controllers) using ladder logic and functional control block programming.
Ensures SCADA systems are functioning properly, including communication links;
Ensures that process controllers and computers are functioning properly and changes control logic parameters where allowable and necessary;
Ensures that electronic equipment and various types of instrumentation functions properly;
Maintains records on testing, calibration, and repairs of instruments and equipment;
Uses industrial test equipment such as amp meters, voltmeters, manometers, oscilloscopes, and specialized test equipment to monitor and calibrate electronic and instrumentation systems;
Prepares record drawings of modifications to existing systems;
Performs related electronic/communication tasks;
Performs maintenance and troubleshoots automated control processors;
Follows proper safety procedures for electronic/instrumentation/communication work.
Other Duties Performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to Essential JobFunctions.)
Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in installing, maintaining, and operating a wide variety of electronic and communication systems and equipment;
Knowledge of the standard practices and materials of the instrumentation and communication trade;
Knowledge of possible defects and faults in the gear common to those trades and of effective corrective measures;
Research, read, understand, and apply information in technical bulletins, service manuals, and operations manuals;
Work from drawings and specifications;
Perform the construction, troubleshooting, and maintenance of major process control instrumentation installations;
Effect satisfactory working relationships;
Use the tools and equipment of the field effectively;
Follow oral and written instructions.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experiencethat provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year foryear basis.)
Training and/or Education: Graduation from high school; preferably completion of two years of college with courses in electronic maintenance theory and practices; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience: Two years experience at the level of Instrument/Electronics Technician.
Licenses or Certificates: Valid driver's license.
Special Requirements: None
Physical Demands: The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, and is performed in shop or field settings and outside. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 75 pounds; climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding; bend, kneel, crouch and crawl; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; feel the size, shape and temperature of items; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, to detect odors, and to differentiate all colors.
Unusual Demands: Employees are subject to call back in emergencies and to work outside in inclement weather.
Employees serve on-call duty on a rotational basis.
Employees may be exposed to raw sewage.
Employees may work in confined space areas.
Employees may climb tanks and towers.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Equipment Maintenance Superintendent
Grade 10 Revised 10/13
Internal Number: 2020-00002
About Charles County Government
Charles County Government is a local government organization in Southern Maryland, about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C. With approximately 670 full time employees, Charles County Government provides a variety of services. The County employs professionals in the professional and technical fields, including management, engineering, information technology, business and finance, environmental resources, and more.