Scada Technician III
Purpose/Customer Impact: Responsible for operation and maintenance of the PWD’s SCADA system, including all elements from process instruments to SCADA HMI software platforms.
Reporting Relationships: Reports to: Instrumentation Maintenance Foreperson, Senior Project Engineer (Instrumentation Group Manager)
Direct Reports: None
Interrelationships: Regular contact with employees at all levels of the organization. Occasional contact with the public and contractors
Independent Action: Limited direct supervision.
- Independently execute and document PMs as directed in accordance with the annual PM program.
- Fully comprehends the PWD SCADA standards and is an active advocate for their adherence during all projects, and work activities.
- Trains and oversees junior staff on daily tasks and responsibilities.
- Independently manages elements of the SCADA program without direct supervision.
- Independently performs, communicates, supervises and documents troubleshooting of SCADA issues.
- Performs PLC code design, testing, and implementation for process updates and controls troubleshooting.
- Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all hardware, software, and network elements of the SCADA system, and contributes toward maintenance of all systems.
- Maintains a complete understanding of how the SCADA system functions, and how the system interacts with Operations’ systems.
- Understands the SCADA related elements of the AMAP vertical project delivery process, and actively assists project leads with the delivery process.
- Documents activities as directed in the PWD’s CMMS software.
- PLC Fundamentals- PWD standard PLC SCADA
- Radio/Networking- manufacturer specific radio training; Network troubleshooting (Ethernet)
- Asset Management: Demonstrate ability to create, schedule complete Preventive and Corrective WO’s and demonstrated ability to manage assets and document PMs and troubleshooting
- Independently understands, updates, and modifies PLC programs across the district.
- Capability of serving as instrumentation liaison for PWD capital projects.
- Assists AMAP with project delivery items including reviewing control narratives, programming, and loopsheets.
Essential Job Functions: Sitting, standing, driving, climbing(heights of 100’), bending, twisting, reaching, kneeling, squatting, walking, visual accuracy, clear verbal and written communication, keyboard usage, telephone usage, lifting(max 50lbs), confined spaces.
- An Associate’s Degree in instrumentation, electronics, computers, process control, or related field, plus five or more years of job experience.
- ISA CCST Level III Certification preferred.
- Class II water or wastewater treatment or distribution license.
- Possess a valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s License, with a clean driving record.
- 5-7 years’ experience in water/wastewater utility instrumentation, SCADA, Process Control
- In depth knowledge of PLC programming and ladder logic.
- Knowledge of personal computers, including knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems.
- Knowledge of LAN WAN experience
- Willing to pursue training to maintain a high level of field-related technical skills
- High degree if initiative. Demonstrate ability to act in a self-directed manner.
- Function as a team player, especially when problem-solving with interdepartmental groups.
- Good communication skills.
- PLC programming with Allen Bradley PLC’s using RSLogix software tool.
- Knowledge of GE iFIX Proficy HMI SCADA software
- Extensive electrical and computer connectivity experience
- Installation of electrical conduits.