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Elecrical and Instrumentation Technician Job Bulletin


Release Date: 2022-01-05


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.


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,


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