The Utilities Instrumentation Technician, under general supervision, performs highly skilled technical work in the maintenance, inspection, adjustment, calibration and repair of pneumatic and electronic control system equipment.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three years of related experience in instrumentation maintenance in an industrial plant, chemical plant or utility plant or completion of an apprenticeship/assistantship program in utility plant operations.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Must have a valid Texas Class âœCâ Driverâ™s License or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of power plant and utility system hydronic, steam, compressed air, electrical and communications systems. Knowledge of pneumatic and electronic distributed control systems, variable speed drives, printed circuit boards and turbine control systems.
Ability to read and troubleshoot plant control systems using drawings.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
Ability to lift heavy objects.
Subject to yearly Motor Vehicle Record/driver license checks.
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs all utility pneumatic, electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical controls, sensing, switching devices and piping systems designed to control flow pressure and temperature of air, fluids, fuel, lubricants, steam and chill water; conducts tests of installed equipment for proper operation, balance, sequence of operations and assembly of components. May require operation of a University or other motor vehicle.
Ensures compliance with manufacturer's handbook schematics, as-built drawings, diagrams and blue prints.
Maintains complete control system. Performs preventive maintenance of control and monitoring systems and components to include disassembling, cleaning, repairing, reassembling and calibrating.
Activates and adjusts electronic and pneumatic controls to maintain maximum system efficiency.
Analyzes and isolates system control malfunctions utilizing control test equipment.
Inspects meters, indicators and gauges to detect abnormal fluctuations.
Audits systems data and adjusts control instruments for maximum efficiency and to conserve energy
Calibrates and records readings on instruments according to standards and adjusts to insure accuracy of recordings and indicating functions.
Prepares schematic drawings, point-to-point diagrams, control loops, sketches and reports to indicate changes or adjustments made on instruments
Operates chillers, boilers, and generators in absence of operators and assistant operators.
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Internal Number: R-010015
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