Under general supervision, a Senior Automated Controls & Telemetry (ACT) Specialist installs, maintains, diagnoses, repairs, and replaces a variety of automated electronic equipment; provides operator support and education; and performs installation and maintenance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/telemetry systems, process instrumentation, and other equipment related to the water and wastewater systems. Performs related work as required. Work hours are varied and include evenings and weekends.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
A Senior ACT Specialist performs skilled journeyman-level duties consistent with the National Electrical Code and Instrument Society of America standards. May assist in a variety of electrical installation and maintenance projects; may work on any electric system of 120-volts or less for which qualified and within job description; may perform daily monitoring checks of the water/wastewater pumps and other electrical systems; may open cabinets to perform temperature checks, volt and amp readings and other troubleshooting to determine whether there is cause to summon an electrician; may perform electrical work that requires modification or working with hand tools on an electrical system over 120-volts if overseen by an electrician. Must exercise independence in day-to-day operation of his/her areas of responsibility, accurately analyze situations, and adopt effective courses of action. Must possess working knowledge of current laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to job duties and responsibilities. The Senior ACT Specialist is responsible for training and directing the day-to-day work of the ACT Specialist.
Must possess a 2-year degree in Communication Technology or Instrumentation & Controls or have graduated from a recognized electronics/instrumentation/ automated controls trade school.
Must demonstrate at least five (5) years of previous work experience in SCADA/telemetry; extensive electronics/electrical experience is desirable.
Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, materials, equipment, tools, and procedures involved in the installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of electrical and automated electronic systems and equipment.
Must demonstrate knowledge and experience in AVEVA InTouch System Platform, RSLogix 500 and ControlLogix 5000, Windows Server Management, Microsoft Excel, other computer applications needed to configure the SCADA system.
Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License.
Must possess or obtain the following within six (6) months: flagging, first aid, and any other appropriate certifications as required by law, ordinance or department regulations.
Must possess a Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level II Certification within six (6) months.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent retirement, health benefits and a work/life balance!
Internal Number: SRACT.2021.07
About City of Kennewick
Located along the shores of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington, Kennewick is a
growing community of over 80,000 residents that enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year. Kennewick, along with the neighboring cities of Richland and Pasco, comprise the Tri-Cities metropolitan area with a population of nearly 275,000. Kennewick is the largest of the Tri-Cities and is a regional shopping and entertainment hub and an outdoor recreational paradise. Kennewick offers breathtaking parks, a vibrant downtown, upscale dining and retail, art galleries, antique shops, and a variety of entertainment venues.