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Title

SCADA/Instrument Specialist 

Open Date 7/25/2018  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Public Works  
Location Division of Utilities - Office of Waste Water  
Reports To Director of Maintenance and Wastewater Engineer  
Schedule Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm. Schedule subject to vary based on departmental need.  
Pay Rate $47,000-$57,000/yr.  
Description

SUMMARY
Directs/manages and participates in the installation, diagnosis and repair of wastewater electronic monitoring and control equipment such as the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, (SCADA), electrical/electronic and computer components, PLC’s, radio equipment, computer software, and instrument calibration. The equipment is located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, lift stations and CSO overflow points in the collection system.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
• Not applicable

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.

• Coordinates and performs ongoing calibration and maintenance of all process instrumentation to assure accuracy, safety and reliability of process.
• Coordinates and performs installation, commissioning and maintenance of process control computer and communication systems.
• Develops, maintains and modifies maintenance schedules for the servicing and calibration of all electronic equipment and instrumentation.
• Assures that the necessary equipment and materials are available for repairs and service calibrations.
• Assures that all work completed in the department complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as all other applicable policies and regulations.
• Maintains detailed company records of any additions and modifications made to equipment, process and procedure.
• Conducts field inspections of structures, equipment and instrumentation to assure that they are mechanically sound, electrically safe, operating properly and in good condition.
• Works with various departments and outside contractors. Personally inspects work to assure that it is being performed properly and within company guidelines.
• Reviews preventive maintenance, scheduled maintenance and repair work orders. Compares them with historical data to assure that department functions are being properly carried out and to assist in forming department work plans.
• Serves on emergency duty to resolve operational problems, which may arise at any time.
• Assist Manager in the development of annual O & M Budget.
• Remains abreast of the latest industrial developments relating to the electrical and instrumentation maintenance field and may make recommendations for updating or improving existing equipment.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• High School diploma or equivalent. Technical degree/certificate desired.
• 3-5 years related experience for public utilities or private industry.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Knowledge of electrical/electronic maintenance work.
• Knowledge of process instrumentation and calibration.
• SCADA and process control experience desirable
• Basic knowledge in electronics, hydraulics, mathematics, mechanics, and pneumatics.
• Ability to communicate effectively within company, outside contractors and other utilities.
• Working familiarity with corporate systems and applications.
• Computer programs for SCADA and instrumentation calibration and trouble shooting.
• Experienced with programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) set up, maintenance and repair.
• Must possess knowledge of methods, basic electronic principles and N.E.C. electrical codes to diagnose and repair.
• Must possess thorough knowledge and ability to read schematics, make written material and parts requests.
• Ability to prepare a bill of material for new projects to management.
• Windows NT Administration, Server and Workstation.
• Oracle DBA skills.
• PLC programming.
• Radio propagation and path analysis studies.
• MS Access Database programming.
• Intellution Fix HMI software and HMI software in general.
• General office software, MS Office suite.
• Radio programming and diagnostic software.
• Piccolo Hydraulic modeling software.
• T1, lease line, fiber optic, multiplexers, routers, LANs and networking etc.
• Instrumentation ; Automation design ; Maintenance Management Systems ; Hydraulics; GIS.
• Must be able to read and understand programmable controllers, write programs for P.C. controllers, such as; G.E. Furnace, Allen-Bradley, SQ-D (SY MAX) PLC controllers and VFD drives.
• Must negotiate stairs.
• Must visually trace piping.
• Must be able to hand operate manual valves from below floor level to ceiling height.
• Must be able to climb and work on a ladder.
• Must be able to work around open and unprotected water.
• Must be able to work in high places.
• Must be able to make decisions based upon audio and visual observations.
• Must be able to work in confined spaces.
• Must be able to work alone as well as have the ability to interact with coworkers and public with tact and diplomacy.

CERTIFICATES, LICENCE, REGISTRATION:
• A valid Driver’s License is required.

EQUIPMENT
Calculator, computer, Telephone, Fax Machine, Photocopier. Drive City Vehicle, use manhole confined space equipment, use gas and water testing equipment. Use electronic testing equipment to perform trouble shooting on Instrumentation and computer equipment. Must wear steel toed boots, cold weather gear, Arc Flash clothing and related equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required to sit, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally be required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds as needed. Ability the work in adverse weather conditions requiring and moderate degree of physical stamina. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work to include inside office environment and outside street work. Includes entering confined spaces and manholes, performing Plant and Lift Station inspections.

 
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.


***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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