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Electrical/Instrumentation Tech II/Sr. Electrical/Instrumentation Tech.

Company: Santa Margarita Water District
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Santa Margarita Water District's Operations Department is seeking to fill a vacancy within our Electrical Instrumentation division.

The District is unique, in that we perform a large portion of our construction projects in-house. The ideal candidate would have a strong electrical construction background, be proficient at bending and threading OCAL/Rigid conduit, while possessing an eye for detail. Most importantly, this candidate would be a team player, display a strong sense of integrity, and be willing to work on challenging projects.

This is a continuous recruitment that is open until filled. Prompt application is encouraged. The review of applications will be ongoing.

The Hiring Manager will consider hiring at either level, depending on the qualifications of each applicant. Please select the link(s) below to review Salary, Essential Functions, Requisite Abilities and Qualification Guidelines for each position.

Electrical/Instrumentation Technician II

Senior Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist


Under general supervision, performs routine, skilled electrical maintenance, repair and new construction of electrical systems for District water and wastewater equipment. Utilize a variety of tools and test equipment used for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems. Under direct supervision, learns to perform routine maintenance, repair and calibration of instrumentation equipment.


This is a journey level class.Incumbents are expected to have the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the full range of required duties/responsibilities with limited direction and supervision.

Essential Functions


The following is a non-exclusive list of essential functions.These functions may not be present in all positions in multiple position

classes.When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability.

Recognizes abnormally operating equipment and uses troubleshooting methods and skills to diagnose, analyze and make the required repairswith electrical and telemetry equipment, leased phone lines, pump control and light systems, electrical motors and controls; reads

and interprets maps, schematics, plans, blueprints and specifications.

Performs daily electrical/electronic preventative maintenance of the District's water and wastewater systems.

Installs a variety of new and replacement electrical/electronic equipment at District facilities.

Work safely with a variety of voltages from 24VDC to 4,160VAC.

Calibrates and repairs motors, motor control equipment, flow meters, level recorders, pressure devices, RTU's monitoring, sensing and telemetry equipment; performs electrical/electronic maintenance, repair and calibration to a variety of safety equipment.

Observes safe work methods and safety practices related to the work; cones and flags work sites to secure from traffic; uses appropriate safety equipment.

Maintains detailed records on equipment repaired, time spent and material usage.

Inspects vehicles and performs minor maintenance; reports the need for major repairs and service; fuels and lubricates vehicles and related equipment; operates assigned vehicles skillfully and safely; observes safe driving practices; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignments.

Maintains detailed records and may be required to write reports on equipment repaired, time spent and material usage; formulates new standard operating procedures in compliance with laws and regulations.

Maintains and is accountable for assigned District tools.Keeps tools in good condition and has tools repaired as necessary.

Responds to emergency situations during off hours as required.

Familiar with and utilizes specialized test equipment including, but not limited to, digital and analog Volt-Ohm meters, Megohm-meters, Ocilliscopes, Rotation meters, Power Quality Monitors, Ammeters, Pressure Calibrators, Milliamp simulators, motor winding testers, power

tool fault analyzers, and cable/conduit locators.

Requisite Abilities


Perform a variety of skilled, complex and technical electrical repair and maintenance of equipment related to the operation of the water and sewer distribution system and wastewater treatment plant.

Work under routine and emergency conditions, sometimes in severe weather.

Work efficiently and safely with others.

Understand and follow instructions and directions.

Perform a wide variety of physically strenuous tasks.

Perform mathematical computations.

Diagnose problems, recognize worn or damaged parts and rebuild equipment in field situations.

Troubleshoot, operate and properly repair electrical, SCADA and telemetry systems.

Read, interpret and understand blueprints, construction drawings and schematics.

Assist in training and supervising personnel.

Maintain records.

Communicate and maintain effective relationships with others including District personnel, contractors and vendors.

Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and equipment.

Properly place cones, barricades and warning devices and direct traffic flow at job sites.

Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.

Meet the physical requirements established by the District.

Read, interpret and understand electrical drawings and PLC ladderlogic.

Understand and enforce the Uniform Building Code, the National Electric Code, and District specifications.


Education and/or Experience

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance.Example combinations include completion of a State or Federal-sponsored Electrical Apprenticeship Program, Certificate of Completion of a Trade School Electrical Program, Proof of completion of a military service electrical program.

Oneyear of journey level experience in the installation, repair, maintenance or alteration of electrical and electronic equipment.

Knowledge and Skill Levels

Considerable knowledge of methods, equipment and tools used in the installation, maintenance and repair of motors, blowers, electronic systems, telemetry and SCADA equipment; AC/DC drive and programmable logic control; 4160 Volt (preferred); troubleshooting techniques on electrical/electronic equipment; National Electrical Code; accepted electrical practices and safety procedures; working knowledge of both NFPA-70 and NFPA-70E.

Physical Requirements

Employees must meet the following requirements which are necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this class: communicate in person, in writing, and/or by telephone with management, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one, and group settings; use office equipment such as computer terminals; stand for extended periods of time; have hearing and vision within normal ranges; carry, push or lift up to 100 pounds; occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment; work with electricity; walk on uneven terrain; work in an outdoor environment with possible exposure to harsh weather conditions, heavy equipment, dust, noise, and potentially hazardous substances; work in confined spaces; work in trenches and elevated areas.

Special Requirements

Possession of a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.

Possession of a Grade II Electrical/Instrumentation Certificate from California Water Environment Association or ability to obtain one within one year of employment.

Qualifications Guidelines

Keywords: Santa Margarita Water District, Rancho Santa Margarita , Electrical/Instrumentation Tech II/Sr. Electrical/Instrumentation Tech., Other , Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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