• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering
  • Salary: $2,645.76 - $3,675.20 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Update(CSC05122021)- The filing period has been extended to Friday, January 7, 2022.. SA LARY INFORMATION (last update 09.25.2021)
Grade I - $2,645.76 $3,592.64 biweekly
Grade II- $2700.40- $3,675.20 biweekly

Special Notice: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.


Under general supervision, positions in this series perform a wide range of highly technical duties in the installation, calibration, troubleshooting, testing, maintenance, and repair of complex electronic and mechanical instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and facilities, including the Water Department's SCADA system. The functions of the classification may include, but are not limited to: tests, troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of electronic equipment, instrumentation control systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), components and devices associated with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at multiple facilities operated by the Department including water treatment plant and distribution system, reclaim distribution system and waste water collection system; maintains, calibrate, troubleshoots, repairs, designs, builds and installs hardware used with SCADA, water quality monitoring instruments, and other control systems; rebuilds equipment, including motor controllers, flow and pressure transmitters, cathodic protection systems, data radios, digital modems, networked communications, programmable logic controllers and specialized testing equipment and devices using operational performance standards; isolates electronic and telecommunications equipment / system failures in the field and in the control room by researching system logs, databases, codes and other system and field documentation to correlate events and diagnose the root cause of the problems; performs work to program, troubleshoot, debug, test, and monitor software related to SCADA/PLC and electrical systems; designs and implements changes to software and hardware systems to provide an accurate and reliable control system; installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains electrical and/or instrument problems in all systems at plants, pumping and lift stations, turnout and Department facilities. Equipment may include low and high voltage electrical motors; switchgear; distribution panels and enclosures, transformers, exciters, generators, pneumatic and hydraulic devices, electrical conduit, wires, pull boxes, lighting panels, motor control circuits, soft starters, variable frequency/speed drives, pumps, valve actuators, motor control panels, and all associated control circuits ranging from low voltage ( 600 volts); performs preventive maintenance of electrical and electronic systems at all facilities with the above listed equipment; may troubleshoot, align and calibrate equipment with such devices as frequency generators, voltmeters, ohm meters, high voltage meters, high potential testers, calibrators, oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, meggers, amp meters, micro-computers, thermo-imaging devices, digital analyzers and other specialized test equipment; identifies and isolates faulty electric, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and computerized parts, components, circuits or panels; modifies, alters and installs motor control equipment circuits, planning, laying out and wiring the work; disconnects electrical sources, approves lockout/tagout procedures to block electrical sources; thoroughly documents and records all programming, testing and updates to software programs detailing work completed, for example, after changes have been implemented, timely update and maintain the updated records of drawings, programs, testing records, operation & maintenance manuals in designated storing locations (digital or hard copy); maintains a library of documentation and licenses for all software and hardware used in PLCs and PLC programming, including license agreements and product warranty information; reviews design drawings, blueprints, submittals and assists in ensuring compliance with codes and department standards; obtains quotes in accordance with organization's purchasing processes and procedures by preparing scopes of work and leading prospective contractors on job walks describing the specifics of a Request for Proposal; requisitions and maintains an adequate inventory of necessary spare parts, shop and vehicle supplies; plans and lays out jobs from blueprints, drawings, sketches, work orders or verbal instructions while maintaining records in the form of blueprints, plans and specifications for equipment and devices and review electric piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) drawings; schedules and coordinates preventative maintenance, obtain necessary permits, and repair activities with other sections, City departments, vendors, and outside agencies; monitors compliance testing and performance issues associated with contracts and assists in project or contract completion; ensure that work is performed safely at all times by complying with safety and health policies, procedures, and practices while attending all mandatory safety training courses and events.


A minimum of four (4) years full-time equivalent, paid experience in the electrical and instrumentation field or electrical repair and maintenance working in the water industry or closely related field.AND
Candidates must possess at least one of the following certifications before passing probation (*Proof Required).

1. California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Electrical Instrumentation Technologist Grade 2,
2. Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) Instrumentation and Controls, Part A, such as that issued by IBEW-NECA,OR
3. International Society of Automation (ISA) Certified Control System Technician (CCST) Level certification in combination with one (1) of the following:
  • Long Beach Journeyman Electrician's Certificate or
  • State of California Electrical Contractor's License
*Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
• Knowledge of water hydraulics, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems and be skilled in the use of precision measurement devices.
• Knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, tools, and equipment used in the design, installation, testing, calibration, maintenance and repair of industrial electrical and mechanical instrumentation and control equipment and devices common to water and wastewater systems.
• Knowledge of principles, theory, and practices of electricity, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanics as they apply to maintenance and repair of equipment and instruments commonly found in water, wastewater, and reclaimed system.
• Knowledge of programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic, PLC and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) programming theory.
• Knowledge of the National Electric Code, OSHA safe practices, and ISA standards.
• Knowledge of computer operation skills, including word processing, database programs, spreadsheets, electronic mail, and SCADA operation.
• Knowledge of digital electronic symbols and operations.
• Skill in utilizing applicable software including, but not limiting to departmental application programs and electrical/instrumentation programs.
• Ability to test, diagnose, correct, calibrate and repair a wide variety of electrical and electronic instrumentation devices such as flowmeters, level transmitters, motors, motor starters, machinery and equipment common to the water and wastewater system.
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, PLC ladder logic, P&ID drawings, operating and maintenance manuals and software to aid in troubleshooting and/or installing instrumentation, control systems, and electrical equipment.
• Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and monitor work for efficiency, quality, and timeliness.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative working relationships with employees, contractors, and vendors.
• Ability to respond to call-out or emergencies as required; handle emergency situations as directed.
• Ability to make mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages with speed and accuracy


EXAMINATION WEIGHTS Application and Supplemental Application Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and supplemental questionnaire submitted. This selection procedure will be conducted using a non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification. All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. Applicants receiving Veterans Credit will be placed on an eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed.

This continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four month period. Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

If you have not received notification within two weeks after filing closing, please contact the Civil
Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, or Tagalog)
are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Code MG6AN-21 EIT: ST CSC03032021Closing Date/Time: 1/7/2022 4:30 PM Pacific

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