Instrument Technician

Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/19/2018 8:53 AM)
# of Openings
Skilled Trade


WaterOne has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team!  The purpose of the Instrument Technician position is to maintain and calibrate all instruments and related equipment pertaining to flows, levels, pressures, process control, PLC and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.  WaterOne employees shall continuously strive to meet or exceed the expectations of both their internal and

external customers.  Questions and concerns shall be acknowledged on the same day whenever possible, but no later than the next business day. Issues shall be resolved as promptly as possible, with the goal of maximizing 

customer satisfaction.


  • Maintains and calibrates instruments with emphasis on the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and related devices.
  • Responsible for maintenance of process related instrumentation, chemical feed, process control and other related water treatment and distribution equipment.
  • Maintains record of all maintenance activity as directed.
  • Responsible for installing and maintaining electronic Remote Terminal Unit equipment including but not limited to PLC hardware and their associated communications network.
  • Monitors circuitry of leased telephone lines, Ethernet, fiber and wireless networks used for data communications from remote locations to the Hansen Treatment Facility.
  • Installs and maintains all Instrumentation equipment related to pressure relief valve vault site locations in coordination with distribution personnel.
  • Maintains and calibrates confined space gas monitors per manufacture specifications.
  • Coordinates and assists outside contractors and Facilities Engineering in the installation, configuration and programming of new electronic instrumentation devices.
  • Performs checkout and startup on all new instrumentation related equipment installations.
  • Maintains all chlorine feed instrument equipment, chlorine leak detecting and chlorine application control equipment.
  • Maintains an inventory of parts, equipment, and tools on an assigned WaterOne vehicle.
  • Perform all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operations in accordance with all applicable requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Associates Degree in an industrial technology or vocational training in electronics, hydraulics, or pneumatics preferred.
  • Requires two years experience maintaining and calibrating instrumentation and related equipment. Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in meeting the requirements of Items 1 and 2.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control and Remote Terminal Unit equipment. Experience and knowledge with PLC applications, hardware, and programming preferred.
  • Requires good basic math skills.
  • Requires strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to read, interpret and understand blueprints, technical schematics and technical manuals.
  • Must possess basic skills in plumbing, mechanics and electricity.
  • Must be proficient in computers and basic computer applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with an enterprise asset management system such as SAP preferred.
  • Must follow detailed instructions properly.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Must communicate well in English both orally and in writing. Must be a good listener.
  • Must be aware of principles and practices to effectively control occupational hazards associated with the job.
  • Must have experience with or have the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
  • Must be available for occasional emergency call-out or scheduled overtime.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background investigation and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).


  • Must be able to move or transport equipment, tools, and other items weighing up to 100 lbs. occasionally; up to 50 lbs. frequently; up to 10 lbs. constantly.
  • Must be able to frequently position self to install, inspect, repair, or remove various items.
  • Must be able to move from one location to another frequently.
  • Must be able to use a computer for up to several hours a day.
  • Must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a calculator, printer, and copy machine.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors. 


Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.


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