2022-06-16 2022-07-03

SCADA Technician

Padre Dam Municipal Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santee, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83800
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santee, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83800
  • Organization Website

Padre Dam MWD is looking for a skilled SCADA Technician to fill an important role at the East County Advanced Water Purification Project.

Incumbent is responsible for performing skilled installations, maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting on Padre Dam’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; field security systems, field wireless network systems, and all related control, communications, and security sub systems and equipment.

Duties include but are not limited to: Install, maintain, and service Padre Dam’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) software and hardware, including software upgrades; design and development of new HMI screens; development and servicing of interfacing software and program historical software; design and develop complex Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software programs; configure, diagnose, install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair PLC hardware and software programs, network equipment, radio hardware and software, cellular, fiber optic and other related operational control, networking and security hardware as necessary. Document and organize software and hardware procedures and programs in accordance with industry best practices; respond to emergencies as needed; and other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge Required:

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems;
  • Advanced knowledge of Electrical principles and practices; AC & DC power;
  • Electronic equipment including PLCs, radios, routers, switches, modems, cellular, security cameras, HMI displays, and associated I/O devices;
  • Advanced knowledge of computer operating systems
  • Ladder logic and PLC programming (moderate level);
  • Process control systems and related equipment
  • Electronic measuring equipment used in wastewater treatment plants and water distribution systems
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley Control Logix, Studio 5000, and HMI Software;
  • Network communication (HTTP, TCP/IP), network security (HTTPS, SSL, SFTP) and network management protocols (SNMP and ICMP)

Skills Required:

  • Installing, troubleshooting, and repairing problems with electronic equipment to the component level;
  • Proficient with PLC’s and writing/modifying Ladder Aogic;
  • Calibrating and servicing of electronic equipment, as it relates to water and wastewater and treatment and distribution systems;
  • Ability to create, update and read drawings, specifications, maps, blueprints, ladder, and wiring diagrams;
  • Using electrical and electronic equipment such as digital volt meters, analog simulators, and hand and power tools;
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and other documentation as required;
  • Network Security (A)
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training/Experience Required:
Minimum of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college in water technology, electronics technology, computer sciences, information technology or related field, and three years journey level experience in the above duties OR;

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) and five years of journey-level experience in the above duties OR;

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:
Valid California Driver’s License;

California Department of Public Health, Water Distribution Certification Grade I, (within eighteen months from date of hire) if working in Operations;

Water Treatment I Certification, (within eighteen months from date of hire) if working at WRF/AWP.

Certified Control Systems Technician, CWEA Electrical Instrumentation II or higher and Formal PLC training is highly desired.

How to Apply
Apply via our career site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/padredam

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.