• Instrument Technician

    Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Skilled Trade
  • Overview

    WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 425,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. 


    Our passion is water because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.




    The purpose of this 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.


    Customer Service Commitment


    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.


    Essential Functions


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • 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.
    • Coordinates and assists outside contractors and Facilities Engineering in the installation, configuration and programming of new electronic instrumentation devices.
    • Maintains all chlorine feed instrument equipment, chlorine leak detecting and chlorine application control equipment.


    Other Duties


    • Maintains an inventory of parts, equipment, and tools on an assigned WaterOne vehicle.
    • 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.
    • Performs checkout and startup on all new instrumentation related equipment installations.
    • Perform all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operations in accordance with all applicable requirements.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.


    Required Education, Skills & Experience


    • High school graduate or have a GED.
    • Requires two years’ experience maintaining and calibrating instrumentation and related equipment.
    • Must have thorough knowledge of electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control and Remote Terminal Unit equipment.
    • Requires good basic math skills.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to read, interpret and understand blueprints, technical schematics and technical manuals.
    • Possess basic skills in plumbing, mechanics and electricity.
    • Proficient in computers and basic computer applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Follow detailed instructions properly.
    • Possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
    • Communicate well in English both orally and in writing. Must be a good listener.
    • Be aware of principles and practices to effectively control occupational hazards associated with the job.
    • Have experience with or have the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous waste operations.
    • Be available for occasional emergency call-out or scheduled overtime.
    • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).


    Preferred Education, Skills & Experience


    • Associates Degree in an industrial technology or vocational training in electronics, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
    • Experience and knowledge with PLC applications, hardware, and programming.
    • Experience with an enterprise asset management system such as SAP.


    Physical Requirements


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 70 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is required to apply a “buddy system” for products weighing more than 70 lbs. Employee must be able to work at varying heights, typically 5 feet to 15 feet above the floor.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, fumes, toxic chemicals and heat. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


    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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