Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

City of Garland | Garland, TX

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Posted Date 3/16/2023

Responsible for installing and maintaining instrumentation for monitoring and controlling wastewater system. Also responsible for installing and maintaining motor controls and electrical systems for the wastewater treatment plant.


Target Hiring Range: $19.39/hr - $26.10/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Install, maintain, calibrate and repair low, medium and high voltage electrical motor controls, electrical systems and pumps & motors for the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
  2. Maintain and repair electrical hardware such as motor controllers, 1450 kw generators, switch gear, etc.
  3. Maintain and repair electrical hardware such as motor controllers, 220-480 volts.
  4. Install electrical and electronic conduit, wiring, and controllers.
  5. Install SCADA and security systems, as well as transmitters, receivers, panel meters and recorders.
  6. Weld and fabricate brackets and framework for new and rehab construction.
  7. Install upgrades to all systems used in water distribution and wastewater collection.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

? High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
? 2 years’ experience working with 220-480 volt
? 2 years’ experience in process mechanics, trouble shooting, installation and repair
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills


  • Technical or vocational training in industrial mechanics, hydraulics and electrical devices
  • 2-3 years’ experience in industrial instrumentation maintenance, repair, calibration standards and procedures

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standards, techniques, methods, practices, regulations, tools, materials, and equipment used in Water and Wastewater Utility Operations
  • Knowledge of variable frequency drives (VFD)
  • Knowledge of SCADA and PLC programming
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory, troubleshooting and repair techniques
  • Knowledge of the operation of power and hand tools, and specialized equipment
  • Ability to read, and understand technical manuals, specifications, drawings, and blueprints
    Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions
  • Ability to lead and train other craft workers as assigned
  • Ability to operate computer and perform basic mathematical and algebraic calculations
  • Ability to make critical decisions under pressure and time constraints

Licenses & Certifications

? Valid Class C Driver’s License
? Obtain TCEQ Class C Wastewater Treatment Operator License within three (3) years of hire date

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works typically in an indoor and outdoor environment and may be subjected to extremes of inclement weather, noxious odors and fumes, as well as exposure to the hazards of high-voltage electrical shock, raw sewage, oxygen deficient and poisonous atmospheres, communicable diseases, high levels of vibration and noise, moving machine parts and crush hazards. Physical tasks may include lifting, crawling, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, scaffolding, descending underground and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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