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.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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. 
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