Instrument & Controls Tech II


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

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About The Position

Instrument and Controls Technician II position installs, maintains and repairs the measuring and control devices used in industrial, commercial processes and Water and Wastewater facilities.

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in the selection process to include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Drug Screen
  • Physical/Audiogram
  • Fingerprinting
  • 39 Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

Successful candidates may be hired at a salary up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and internal equity.

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree from an accredited educational institution with major course work in electronics technology, electrical technology or related degree.
  • Four years of experience performing installation, repair and maintenance of complex electrical equipment, preferably in a water/wastewater plant or facility, to include two years' experience troubleshooting and staging of Instrumentation hardware, software and related equipment, and two years' experience maintaining proper documentation (including permits, calibration records, procurement contracts, financial budgets and reports) for regulatory requirements.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred: Successful completion of afour year training at a journeymen level on industrial instrumentation equipment repair for medium and low voltages controls.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

The Scottsdale Water ResourcesDivision offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
  • Must possess upon hire or promotion, and maintain,a Grade I operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Water Treatment or Wastewater Treatment.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment. Essential Functions

  • Inspects, tests, adjusts, and repairs electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and control generating operations in Water and Wastewater plants: Inspects meters, indicators, and gauges to detect abnormal fluctuations.
  • Tests accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal generators, oscilloscopes, transistor curve tracers, and ammeters, voltmeters, and watt meters.
  • Defines specifications, obtains pricing for and assists in the procurement of new technology and replacement parts for equipment.
  • Designs and reviews final plans and specifications for Instrumentation infrastructure.
  • Works closely with vendors and contractors to ensure cable installations meet requirements, standards and specifications.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of work to be performed with Water Resources Staff representative(s) and contractors to ensure that all work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains knowledge base pertaining to maintenance schedules.
  • Develops repair procedures, service records, software installation, manuals, imaging and schematics.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Moves heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds to deliver equipment to various work sites.
  • Exposed to harsh substances; be exposed to foul odors within acceptable ranges/levels; work in confined spaces; ascend and descend ladders up to 50 feet in height; wear protective apparel including, but not limited to, goggles, face protectors, aprons, fall protection, shoes and a respirator, as required by OSHA standards.
  • Responds to emergency situations including those occurring after normal working hours.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and travels to/from various City locations.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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