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Utility Instrument Technician 122319

at City of Sunrise Florida

Pay: $57978.3 to $79923.7/year
$57978.3 - $79923.7
Posted: 12/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2666135

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



The City of Sunrise Utilities Department maintains a 24/7 operation.  This is advanced skilled electronic/electrical work in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation equipment throughout the utility system and within the water, wastewater, and reuse service area.
An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical high and low voltage equipment found in water, wastewater, and reuse facilities.  Electronic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical types of metering and control and recording equipment used in all of the treatment plant facilities.  Work is performed in accordance with standard practices of the electrical and electronic trades and requires knowledge of the mechanical and operational aspects of equipment monitored through instrumentation.  Incumbents must use special electrical tools such as voltmeters, ammeters and oscilloscopes.  Assignments are made either verbally, through written work orders, or through the Department's electronic CMMS system   and may be accompanied by diagrams, sketches, or engineering construction drawings.  Supervision and guidance may be exercised over subordinate skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled employees.  Technical supervision is received from a supervisor or manager who may assist with unusual or difficult problems and evaluates work for satisfactory functioning or treatment plant instruments and or electrical equipment.

Examples of Duties

  • Installs, alters, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains metering, control, and recording instrumentation equipment utilized in treatment plant processes, water pumping stations, distribution systems, and sanitary sewer lift stations.
  • Inspects and diagnoses technical instrument problems; identifies, locates and adjusts defects in instruments.
  • Inspects, repairs, and troubleshoots electrical systems.
  • Inspects, replaces, and troubleshoots PCM, VFD's, soft starts, and other plant process control equipment and telemetry.
  • Uses special electric and electronic tools and equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, insulation testing meters, industrial analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Maintains records of time and materials used in installing and repairing instrumentation and maintains repair history of metering, control, and recording equipment.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials necessary for instrument repair.
  • Installs, alters, repairs and maintains both high and low voltage motors, fixed and portable generators, switchgear, motor controllers, transformers, wiring systems, electronic components, and other related equipment.
  • Calibrates, repairs, or replaces transducers in sanitary sewer lift station and plant environments.
  • Removes, troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces motors and pumps throughout the utility system.
  • Prepares diagrams and schematics of installations performed.
  • Troubleshoots lighting systems.
  • Participates in after-hour on-call rotations.
  • Participates during emergencies and critical tasks that extend beyond regular shifts.
  • Monitors skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled employees engaged in the performance of maintenance, repair, and adjustments to utility system infrastructure and appurtenances.  Ensures work is completed in a proper and complete manner.
  • Uses computer or computerized equipment.
  • Follows safety procedures and promotes a safe work environment for assigned crews.
  • Attends mandatory safety training.
  • Ensures compliance with material and equipment inventory tracking policies and requirements.
  • Performs general manual labor work, documents information, and performs routine maintenance and repair tasks without being asked.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of G.E.D equivalency diploma.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Electronics may substitute for experience.
  • PROOF OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMPLETED EDUCATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH APPLICATION. (Applications without attached proof of education will not be processed for consideration.)
  • Five (5) years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of water, sewer, and reuse treatment plant instrumentation/electronics.
  • Five (5) of experience troubleshooting, repairing and installing industrial electrical equipment including but not limited to switchgear, transfer switches, flow meters, SCADA equipment.
  • Florida or Broward County Journeyman electrical license with five (5) years experience in the electrical trade OR Master electrical license required.
  • Valid state of Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record.


Work Environment
  • Work is performed primarily in a water, wastewater, and reuse system environment. Tasks are regularly performed with varied amounts of exposure to adverse environmental conditions indoors and outdoors.
  • Noise, heat, cold and rain may be encountered during the course of repairs to equipment and infrastructure located throughout the utility system.
  • Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through personal contact, the use of the telephone and/or other City-issued technology devices.
  • Physical capability to effectively use and properly operate City assigned vehicles, manual or power tools, and other standard equipment.
  • Ability to climb, balance, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, push and/or pull, twist and make repetitive hand movements
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors under varying temperatures, inclement weather and/or other adverse conditions
  • Ability to load, carry, lift, push and/or pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Ability to climb and descend stairways and ship ladders at unusual heights of up to 40 feet
  • Ability to hear within normal audio range, with or without correction
  • Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to withstand exposure to the following conditions without stress: excessive noise, unpleasant odors, chemicals/other environmental substances and blood borne pathogens
  • If applicable: Perform work at locations with exposure over, in and around water, which may not be accessible to the physically handicapped.
  • Physical effort in light to moderate work, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects and materials up to fifty (50) pounds. Prolonged sitting and or standing will be required.
  • Ability and agility to move in and around switchgear and other electrical equipment and components without endangering self or others.
  • Ability to climb over or crawl under equipment such as field piping, plant process piping and other systems throughout the utility.
  • Ability to climb ladders. 
  • The ability to perceive and differentiate visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

  • Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the electrical and electronic trades.
  • Considerable knowledge of special methods, techniques and tools used in the repair, maintenance and installation of water, sewer, and reuse treatment plant instrumentation.
  • Considerable knowledge of the mechanical and electrical equipment used in large water, sewer, and reuse treatment plants and related facilities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions within an industrial work environment.   
  • Ability to locate and diagnose defective water, sewer, and reuse plant instrumentation.
  • General knowledge of the methods, tools, equipment and necessary safety precautions used in mechanical repair and maintenance work.
  • Ability to work from diagrams and blueprints and to understand and effectively carry out instructions.
  • Skill in the care and use of standard and specialized electrical tools and precision test equipment.
  • Ability to estimate jobs by providing complete material, equipment, and labor written information necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of the NEC, Florida Administrative Codes, and regulations that govern electronics and electrical systems.
  • Ability to use precision test equipment to properly calibrate, repair, maintain and install water, sewer, and reuse plant instrumentation and process control equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of SCADA applications and systems.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of proper use of safety equipment.
  • Knowledge in MUTCD and MOT setup.
  • Ability to operate various pieces of maintenance or construction equipment.
  • Ability to work efficiently without close supervision.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to generally lead workers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and organize.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual work for an extended period under varying weather conditions and in differing system environments.
  • Ability to organize and keep records on equipment and work performed.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks under general supervision.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedules, including stand-by.
  • Ability to adapt in a positive manner to an evolving and continually improving work environment.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all city ethics and conflicts of interest policies.
  • Ability to comprehend schematics, SCADA, construction plans, atlases, GIS renderings of systems, and maps using computers and electronic devices.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow City Codes, department and industry standards, and regulations, when performing routine work.
  • Ability to utilize electronic devices and CMMS software for the purpose of data collection and data entry.
  • Ability to interpret and work from technical sketches and plans; locate, define and repair defects in system failures and equipment.