City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $55,798
  • Salary
  • Full-Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Free Health Clinic, Free 24/7 Gym, Longevity Pay, Credit Union, Incentive/Skills Pay, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Military Leave, Deferred Compensation, Workers' Compensation

Department: Utilities Reports to: Utilities Engineer

Summary: Under the direction of the Utilities Engineer maintains I&C and SCADA systems for the Utilities Department. The position provides management and support for instrumentation and control equipment throughout the Utilities Department and the software systems for SCADA and data management. Able to work independently and/or under supervision to maintain assigned responsibilities.

Essential Functions: Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage/Maintain instrumentation and controls (I&C) equipment throughout the Utilities Department.
  • Manage/Maintain existing SCADA software programs, including but not necessarily limited to Wonderware and associated programs, Microsoft Access, Excel and SQL databases.
  • Research, purchase, deploy and maintain I&C equipment for and as implemented. This includes troubleshooting, programming, calibrating many types of equipment within the functions of water/wastewater functions such as flow meters, dissolved oxygen probes, pump control PLC's, networking equipment and radios, pressure indicator transmitters, valve controllers and status indicators, pump controllers and status indicators and many more types of equipment.
  • Perform electrical tests and evaluation of system equipment.
  • Perform electrical tests and evaluation of system equipment.
  • Manage current developed operational reports. Develop new reports from SCADA data as necessary for operational and maintenance activities.
  • Troubleshoot and repair software problems.
  • Build interactive screens on SCADA computer and link to network data for operation use.
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained along with ensuring correct data flow through SCADA system.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and build new programs for PLC sites within SCADA networks.
  • Coordinate maintenance of SCADA PC hardware; may include light hardware maintenance.
  • Update software as needed, within budget constraints.
  • Provide information for budget considerations.
  • Work with Water and Wastewater Plant supervisors to ensure data handling and reporting meets their needs.
  • Work with vendors for acquisition and support.
  • May be called upon to do some internal network hardware troubleshooting and repair to ensure data transmission and integrity.
  • Develop and maintain select Utilities data-handling software needs.
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma required. College-level or other formal classroom education preferred. Comprehensive technical background in overall computer hardware/software use, with emphasis on database development and management, Electrical and instrumentation experience preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • PC data handling methods and software.

Ability to:

  • Think critically for problem solving scenarios and evaluate economic technical solutions.
  • Read, write, understand and follow oral and written instructions.

License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

Physical demands and working environment: Must be available for 24-hour call.

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