SCADA TECHNICIAN

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SALARY

Step I Step II Step III Step IV Step V
$39.87 $41.87 $43.97 $46.17 $48.47

This is a non-exempt position in the General Bargaining Unit (hourly, union).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Final filing deadline: Open until filled.

A current DMV printout is required with all applications. Must pass pre-placement physical and drug screen.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction, operates and maintains the SCADA and Telemetry systems, maintains the water pumping equipment, including electric motors, meters, and level transmitters; troubleshoots and repairs electric panels, gate control automation systems, computer systems, and software applications.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Installs, services, maintains, and troubleshoots a variety of electrical and electronic equipment, telemetry systems, and other equipment used in the water distribution operations of the District; assists in replacing and inspecting equipment.
  2. Maintains records on work accomplished, including time, materials, and equipment used; maintains parts and equipment inventories.
  3. Utilizes computers and related applications software to program and set up equipment for required operations.
  4. Coordinates repair and maintenance activities with other staff to minimize disruptions of water deliveries.
  5. Conducts inspection of facilities to identify need for repair and maintenance; responds to emergency situations.
  6. Participates in installing new networks, adding PCs to networks, and installing software; modifies, installs, and upgrades SCADA and telemetry software.
  7. Substitutes for other District employees as needed.
  8. Prepares a variety of documents and reports on water delivery, the main distribution canal, and drain flows; maintains parts and equipment inventories.
  9. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

    Knowledge of:
  • Irrigation methods, canal operations, and water measurement.
  • Tools and testing equipment used in the installation, maintenance, calibration, and repair of electrical and rnechanical equipment used in irrigation and drainage facilities.
  • Tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of communications, computing, and telemetry equipment.
  • Laws, rules, codes, and regulations relating to electrical system and electronic maintenance.
  • AC and DC circuitry.
  • Serial and RF communications.
  • Ladder Logic Programming.
  • Various computer software applications.
  • Practices, procedures, and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of wells, pumping equipment, piping systems, and related components.
  • Sampling and water testing techniques.
  • Operation and maintenance of valves, flow meters, and hydraulic equipment.
    Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of specialized and skilled work in the field of SCADA systems.
  • Use a wide range of hand tools and power tools.
  • Perform various mathematical calculations.
  • Read and understand blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  • Operate and maintain high voltage electrical switchgear.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:

Two years of experience in electrical or mechanical maintenance, or successful completion of a degree in electronics from an accredited college or trade school, or military experience in an electronics field.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. A good driving record of at least two (2) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents. Possession of and continuance of a driving record that does not cause adverse effect on the District's automobile insurance rates is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment with travel from site to site; exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions, confined spaces, grease, noise, and dust; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; may be required to work weekends, nights, or unusual shifts, and be available for emergency callback duty.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to climb ladders, stairs, ramps, canals, and ditches; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

PRE-EXPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION:
All persons selected for appointment for a permanent position must pass a medical examination paid for by the District. This medical examination will evaluate the applicant's ability to meet the physical and health status requirements for this classification as stipulated in the District's medical standards. The examination also includes a chemical screening.

This job description has been prepared to define typical duties that an employee is expected to perform in this classification. They are not intended to limit the work which may be performed since other tasks may be assigned that are similar in nature. Further, specific duties may be changed or deleted from time-to-time as deemed necessary or prudent by the general manager.