The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Controls Technologist will be responsible for supporting the SCADA Applications Manager in the functionality of AlexRenew’s SCADA system and other applications.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining SCADA service functionality and maintaining current program codes for all systems.
Responsible for managing and documenting all PLC and HMI software control logic strategy and programming revisions.
Work with SCADA Applications Manager to maintain proper documentation of any field changes to the control system and communicating and training operations staff on any modifications/changes.
Responsible for assisting operations with historical data retrieval and trend interpretation.
Work with SCADA Applications Manager to develop training modules for operations on control systems (PLC mapping, system architecture, interdependencies, resetting devices, use of HMI etc.)
Develop a good understanding of the process control philosophy for the various unit processes and take the lead on training operations on process control.
Assist on the integration of workflows with finance and asset management applications; ensuring SCADA information availability and functionality for asset management and procurement processes.
On call in the event of SCADA issues (communications, operability issues, etc.)
Actively promotes safe behaviors and health awareness at all times in the execution of daily tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree or trade school education in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, Controls Engineering or Information Technology or related field; Bachelor’s degree desired.
Five (5) years of progressive experience in at least one (1) or more of the following industrial application settings: Water/Wastewater, Automotive, Electric Power, Industrial or Commercial Drive Systems industries preferred.
Experience in utilizing Allen Bradley PLC’s desired.
Ability to prepare technical and non-technical documents.
Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics.
Ability to understand and comply with applicable federal, state and local regulatory agency reporting and documentation requirements.
Journeyman Electrical License preferred or ability to obtain within five years.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Access).
Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and diligently as an individual and team member to resolve complex problems.
Some familiarity with water and wastewater systems preferred.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A detailed Physical Demands Analysis is available in Human Resources and a copy will be provided to all incumbents in this position.
While performing the duties of this job, typical of office work, includes frequently lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, and minimal pushing or pulling.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Environmental conditions necessitate following strict safety guidelines and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs work indoors in a climate controlled environment, with outdoor trips between buildings.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
The Alexandria Renew Enterprises operates one of the most advanced wastewater reclamation facilities in the United States, located on a 35-acre site within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia. ARenew serves about 350,000 people in the City of Alexandria and part of Fairfax County, processing an average of 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. ARenew is committed to being an environmental steward, good neighbor, and industry leader in its day-to-day treatment of water.