CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under direction, plans, coordinates, supervises, and trains the Control Systems Technicians (CSTs). Must be able to perform a variety of skilled maintenance duties, including installation, repair, maintenance, and programming of instrumentation, electrical/electronic equipment, telemetry systems and equipment, telemetry systems and equipment, and wiring in water and/or wastewater treatment plants, sewage lift stations, water distribution facilities, and hydroelectric plants.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates crews in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Control System.
- Inspects utilities facilities electrical/electronic equipment to determine need for maintenance/repair.
- May perform complex programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Wonderware software, and provide instruction and assistance to users.
- May perform functions that are assigned to the Control Systems staff on an as needed basis.
- Keeps time records, prepares and submits reports and schedules work crew.
- Estimates materials and supplies needed.
- Investigates and responds to complaints.
- Responds to emergencies.
- Directs and may participate in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles and equipment.
- Inspects and monitors performance of contractors when assigned.
- Participates in budget preparation.
- Obtains necessary permits to perform required work.
- May oversee or assist with preventive maintenance at all facilities; test for defects; removes, replaces and repairs worn or deficit wiring outlets an fixtures; interacts with operators to ensure equipment is fully operational; trains operators in the electrical portion of equipment.
- Enforces safety regulations.
- Performs related duties as needed.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in water and wastewater facilities.
- Principles and practices of effective supervision and scheduling work assignments.
- Safe and proper use of various power tools, light trucks and power-driven equipment.
- Laws, rules, codes, and regulations related to electrical system and electronic maintenance and repair work.
- Electrical and electronic schematic diagrams and blueprints.
- Design and installation principles related to electrical/instrumentation equipment.
- Basic mathematics.
- Computer software used in water and wastewater facilities.
- Principles and practices related to water and wastewater utility operations with emphasis on electrical.
- Direct and assist subordinates in performing duties and completing projects.
- Supervise and prepare evaluations of crew members working in a variety of functions.
- Drive or operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, contractors and public, and contribute to a successful team effort.
- Give clear written and verbal instructions.
- Operate a personal computer effectively.
- Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
- Estimate time, materials, equipment, and costs needed to perform various work.
- Perform PLC and SCADA programming, troubleshooting, and repair.
- Read and interpret a variety of charts and gauges.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community of Escondido.
- Subject to 24-hour emergency callback and may require working overtime, varying hours, weekends and holidays.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Graduation from high school or equivalent. College level training in supervision is highly desirable.
Experience: Five years experience in the installation, construction, repair and maintenance of a public facility as control system technician. At least two years of the experience must be at the level equivalent to Control Systems Technician III.
License or Certificates - Must possess an unrestricted Class C California driver’s license. Possession of certification as a Grade III Plant Maintenance Electrical/Instrumentation (E/I) issued by the CWEA.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein 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 job functions.
Environment: May be required to work in inclement weather, including sun, cold and rain; wear protective apparel, including goggles, face protectors, respirator, noise insulator, apron and shoes; work on an overtime or callback basis; work in and around normal to heavy traffic conditions; work around hazardous material and substances and work in confined spaces. Some positions in certain assigned areas are exposed to extreme heat, humidity, and noise; explosive hazards of gasses; mechanical and electrical hazards of machinery; and fumes, odors and dust from excavation and construction.
Physical: FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting, downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck, lifting below and at waist level of tools weighing up to 25 lbs., including carrying of these tools up to 300 feet. OCCASIONAL bending and stooping, squatting, reaching above and at shoulder height, kneeling, balancing above ground, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, upward flexion of neck; lifting objects weighing 26-75 lbs. from below waist to above shoulder level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances up to 25 feet; lifting of objects weighing over 75 lbs. and with assistance transporting for distances less than 10 feet; manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, grasp writing materials; strength to grasp hand and power tools. INFREQUENT crawling, climbing, lifting of objects weighing 26 lbs. to over 100 lbs. from below waist to chest level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances less than 10 feet.
Communication: VISION (may be correctable) to see writing, computer input, traffic hazards, field condition. HEARING for telephone, equipment evaluation, back-up alarms, two-way radios and headphones. VERBAL ability to converse in person and over telephones and two-way radios. WRITING for completion of logs, reports and performance evaluation. READING of logs, reports, and computer screens.
Date: March 2006
Revised by MH/Department