Snohomish County, Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division
Location: Everett, Washington
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 2 Year Degree
Salary: $77,621.04 - $94,289.28 Annual
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Internal Number: 2022-PWK9415R-MARCH
The Public Works Solid Waste Environmental Services Section is offering a full-time position for a team player with technical expertise in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) services. The Solid Waste SCADA Systems Administrator position is responsible for all aspects of support, maintenance and operation of the Division’s SCADA systems and related technologies, ensuring effective, accurate and timely capture of operational and mandated data to support Division tasks.
Specifically, the SCADA Systems Administrator will:
Manage and support PLC, HMI and SCADA related services for the Solid Waste Division;
Install, maintain and troubleshoot all aspects of PLC and SCADA operation;
Document procedures and change control for SCADA and Solid Waste technology systems;
Support hardware and peripherals of Solid Waste scale automation and associated technology systems.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience utilizing and maintaining SCADA related processes and technology in a solid waste, wastewater, or industrial environment. The candidate should understand database management, principals of electrical design and a strong grasp of SCADA and automation-related best practices. In addition, the ideal candidate must be an effective liaison, with excellent customer support and communication skills, and the ability and desire to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders to understand business needs and translate those needs into effective solutions.
Selection Process To be considered for this position, please attach a resume and cover letter summarizing your work experience and skills that are relevant to this position, including but not limited to experience with SCADA administration, industrial automation, technology program oversight, writing technical documentation and work experience in an industrial setting. Also provide a detailed response to supplemental question #7.
BASIC FUNCTION The SCADA Systems Administrator is responsible for all aspects of support, maintenance and operation of the Solid Waste Division’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and related technologies or programs, ensuring accurate and timely capture of operational and mandated data to support Solid Waste division tasks.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Manages and supports Programable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) services and related components throughout Solid Waste; includes identifying, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying the SCADA system
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and adjusts PLC and SCADA software to ensure safe, efficient operation of equipment.
Document SCADA and Solid Waste technology systems, procedures, and applications including but not limited to code documentation, software updates, work orders, as-builts, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
Supports all hardware, software and peripheral components of the Solid Waste scale automation and auto-processing system.
Supports physical and virtual servers housing SCADA related and scale automation or auto-processing related components.
Serves as a systems liaison between the Environmental Services Section (ESS) and accounting staff, Department of Information Technology, and/or data processing consultants on systems operations issues; controls system security, communicates in verbal or written form to define issues; develops change requests; assists with system administration and system training.
Provides primary technology support for Solid Waste division operations.
Calibrates and documents process instrumentation.
Participates in the design of advanced electrical and electronic systems including documenting specifications, plans, and standard operating procedures (SOP). Reviews electrical and electronic systems designed by consultants for technical adequacy; makes periodic inspections of contractor's work to ensure installations are constructed according to plans and specifications. Interprets blueprints, sketches, and other instructions; may draw or sketch work to be performed.
Works with electricians to troubleshoot hardware, software, and peripheral components of Solid Waste division’s specialty equipment.
Procures equipment, materials, parts and supplies; conducts research into the technical aspects of machinery and equipment. Provides purchase request information and justification as needed; reviews purchase specifications as required.
Creates reports to support ESS activities.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
Two (2) years of higher education / technical training in SCADA and instrumentation or industrial automation processing; PLUS, two (2) years of related SCADA systems experience, preferably in solid waste or wastewater treatment; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment.
Possession or ability to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR Card is required within six (6) months of employment.
Possession or ability to obtain forty (40) hour HAZWOPER certification within six (6) months of employment. Must maintain valid forty (40) hour HAZWOPER training certification while in position.
Possession or ability to obtain confined space entry certification within six (6) months of employment. Must maintain valid confined space entry certification while in position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
tools, standards, methods, best practices and industry trends applicable to SCADA and industrial automation processes
relational databases, client-server concepts and programming languages
research and data collection techniques
various Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) hardware and ladder logic programming systems and Human Machine Interface (HMI) dashboards
alarm monitoring and communication networks
various electrical systems and electronic devices
successfully administer and maintain solid waste technology systems
effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
understand and follow oral and written instructions
maintain accurate and complete written records and prepare reports as required
ability to quickly comprehend complex data systems and business needs in order to streamline the underlying processes
effectively troubleshoot equipment using limited documentation
organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
interact professionally with a diverse group, managers, users and be a subject matter expert
establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, departments, vendors, superiors, and associates
assist and/or provide end user training and documentation
Work safely around electrical, mechanical and environmental hazards
The employee works independently, with minimal supervision. Work is reviewed through status reports, staff meetings, work products and results obtained which may be spot checked for technical standardization, and conformance with design plans and specifications.
The work is generally performed in an office environment and occasionally outside in all types of inclement weather conditions at solid waste disposal sites throughout Snohomish County.
Work in this class may involve rotating shift assignments and requires employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
About Snohomish County, Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste division oversees the disposal of garbage, hazardous materials, and recycling throughout Snohomish County. With three full-service facilities and an additional four neighborhood and special items facilities, the division is focused on:
Reducing overall waste from Snohomish County
Promoting and emphasizing the reuse of items and recycling
Handling household hazardous waste
Providing garbage and recycling facilities for county residents
Transferring garbage to the landfill or partnering with private vendors to handle recycled items
Public Works is the largest department the Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents. Visit the Public Works webpage to learn more.
Snohomish County, just north of Seattle, rests between the sparkling waters of Puget Sound and the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. The county has a thriving economy, beautiful scenery a...nd is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents!