King County, WA King County, WA, USA
Mar 10, 2017Full Time
*Posting has been reopened on a continuous basis. Applications will be reviewed and selections may be made at any time. If you have already applied, you do not need to re-apply. WHO MAY APPLY: These positions are open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to S.E.I.U. Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. Transfer candidates will be considered based on seniority. Please Note: This recruitment will be used to fill current Term-Limited Temporary positions at the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle, and the South Treatment Plant in Renton. Positions are expected to last up to 3 years. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future Career Service or Temporary openings which occur over the next 6 months. WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. These positions are currently assigned to a 4 x 10 schedule. Applicants must be available to work any and all assigned shift schedules. This position is overtime eligible. JOB SUMMARY : The Instrument Tech - HVAC (IT-HVAC) will be responsible for performing skilled day-to-day operation, inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization, and repair of facility heating, ventilation and air conditioning and related building systems and controls. A large percentage of the work will focus on optimizing existing facility ventilation systems to be more energy efficient. In addition, this position performs a variety of highly skilled technical journey-level duties to design, construct, maintain, troubleshoot and modify computerized systems, electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and related instrumentation maintaining wide variety of equipment and conducting preventive maintenance programs. These positions require the use of analytical skills in implementing various aspects of process control. Wastewater Treatment Division is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Division VALUES Safety : We protect ourselves and others before all other priorities. Safety is a virtue to be instilled in each of us. Innovation : We foster a creative environment where employees openly and enthusiastically search for new ways to improve our work. Spirit of Service: We reliably and equitably deliver exceptional products and services to our customers and communities all day, every day. Empowered Teams : We respect, trust, collaborate and communicate openly – embracing problems and conflict as opportunities to create solutions. Communication : We listen to and share with each other timely, accurate and clear information to ensure effective performance of our work. Cultivate Mastery : We provide opportunities to encourage each other to reach our highest level of performance within an inclusive, positive, fun work environment. Financial Accountability : We are responsible stewards of public dollars. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Aaron Moe Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-477-3259 email@example.com Job Duties: Measure and calculate air exchange rates and implement changes if they either do not meet, or exceed, regulatory requirements. Perform all levels of maintenance repairs on HVAC equipment; procure parts to repair or replace defective components on all types of HVAC equipment. Install and repair mechanical system devices including fans and motors. Troubleshoot, repair and maintain all plant computer, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation control systems. Install, troubleshoot and repair distributed and supervisory control systems (DCS/SCADA), programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and single loop controllers (SLC's); Apply electronic theory, digital electronics and proportional integral derivative (PID) control strategies to implement program changes to DCS/SCADA and PLC. Analyze industrial processes in troubleshooting and repair of process control instrumentation. Design new controls and implement modifications to existing control systems. Update technical and process documentation, Work with operations personnel, engineers and suppliers to explain the function of processes and procedures needed for the operation of new equipment. Make recommendations on purchasing and inventory requirements for all instrument related equipment and determine appropriate inventory of spare parts for instrumentation. Review or modify blueprints and shop drawings to conform with established plant standards. Assist in inspection of instrumentation installed by contractors. Witness and assess loop commission testing. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills: Universal EPA Technician Certification highly desired Two years of experience, and demonstrated ability in operating, troubleshooting and repairing large-scale industrial, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, including boilers and pneumatic/digital (DDC) control systems Knowledge of the products, materials, equipment and tools related to the industry Knowledge of the principles and techniques of instrumentation and electronics (typically found in a four year apprenticeship program, two years of college level training or an equivalent combination of education and work experience). Demonstrated work experience (three years) in a journey level industrial instrumentation or related field such as electronics. Knowledge of the application of physics and chemistry techniques and principles; Knowledge of the application of mathematical techniques and principles including algebra, trigonometry and geometry for performing duties of this classification. Three (3) years of experience in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of analyzers/sensors, control system computers, single loop controllers, signal converters, distributive and supervisory control systems, detection equipment/sensors, fuses, indicators, isolators, programmable logic controllers, pneumatic equipment, process control equipment, receivers, recorders, relays, rotometers, flow transmitters, level transmitters, pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters, signal conditioning equipment, small motors, switches, tachometer generator, thermocouples, Resistance Temperature Device (RTD's), transformers, control valves, pneumatic and electric actuators and positioners. Three (3) years of experience with Proportional Integral Derivative( PID) control loops including single loop controllers and configuration. Knowledge of soldering techniques and principles. Three (3) years of experience using the techniques necessary to analyze industrial processes for the design, modification, troubleshooting and repair of plant control instrumentation. Three (3) years of experience using test equipment such as but not limited to Oscilloscope, tachometer, fixed and portable power supplies, analog and digital multimeters, voltage testers, pressure simulator, capacitance tester, temperature tester, decade box, frequency generator, gas analyzer, signal generator, pneumatic calibrator, electronic hand held calibrator. Knowledge of the application of safety techniques associated with power and hand tools. Knowledge of basic electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic safety procedures and proper procedures for working safely in hazardous environments, handling of hazardous materials and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Demonstrated skill in troubleshooting equipment malfunctions or failures using limited to no documentation. Knowledge of the application of Instrument Society of America (ISA) standards in designing or modifying, instrumentation loops, Piping and Instrumentation drawings (PID), control schematics and Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLC ) and ladder logic diagrams. Skill in utilizing a computer and associated software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, single loop controller (SLC) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Working knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and/or Distributed Control Systems (DCS) including networking and interconnect protocols. Knowledge of oral and written communication techniques and principles and to apply these techniques to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. Skill in establishing and maintaining working relationship with a diverse group of people in varying occupations and working in a team environment Supplemental Information: LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver's License Completion of an apprenticeship program, or two years of technical schooling in instrumentation / electronics and/or the equivalent related experience SELECTION PROCESS: Transfer candidates will be selected based on the CBA. Reviews of performance appraisals, personnel files, internal reference, BT / Vacation usage logs, etc. will also be conducted prior to any final job offer. UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U. Wastewater Local 925 WORKING CONDITIONS: Working at a Wastewater Treatment facility.