Instrument Technician

City of Martinez | Martinez, CA

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Posted Date 2/05/2019


SALARY: $29.13 - $35.40 Hourly 
$2,524.64 - $3,068.20 Semi-Monthly 
$5,049.28 - $6,136.40 Monthly 
$60,591.36 - $73,636.80 Annually 
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
DIVISION: Water Treatment Plant
OPENING DATE: 01/31/19
CLOSING DATE: 02/17/19 05:00 PM
Under general supervision, to perform skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of various electrical and mechanical equipment, instruments, and systems; to perform operational and maintenance work throughout the City; and other work as required.
The primary duties of this class involve the installation and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and facilities used by the Water Treatment Division. In addition, the incumbent of this class will be trained as a Water Treatment Plant Operator to function as a relief as needed.

Representative Duties:


Maintenance of water systems; maintains, repairs, and installs electrical circuits, switches, fixtures, motors, and electrical and electronic components of telemetering systems, and other related instruments; maintains, repairs, overhauls, calibrates, and tests a wide variety of recording, indicating, and controlling equipment such as flow meters, pressure records, level indicators, pressure regulators, etc.; maintains and installs pumps including aligning and leveling, replacing bearings, and packing; uses all types of power and hand tools common to water works maintenance; maintains emergency power facilities; keeps accurate record of inspection and repairs on specific equipment; plans and assists in rigging required for moving or placing heavy machinery or equipment; may act as Water Treatment Plant Operator on an as-needed basis, responds to emergency call-backs on 24 hours basis.



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:


Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent, completion of a training program which provides knowledge of industrial instrumentation control mechanisms or similar devices, plus two years of journey level experience or equivalent as a maintenance electrician; must have a valid California driver's license and good driving record; able to pass a pre-employment physical examination and background investigation via Live Scan.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of electrical theory and practice as it relates to industrial power, lighting, and control circuits; knowledge of materials and methods used in maintenance and repair of electrical control devices; pressure/hydraulic and pneumatic systems and instruments used in regulating and measuring the flow of water and gas; knowledge of the National Electrical Code and safety practices for electrical work; ability to perform duties of classification of water treatment plant operator; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to maintain accurate records and prepare written reports; ability to learn the duties of water treatment plant operator, and to obtain a certification of Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade II within one year; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees and with the public.

Supplemental Information:

A select number of the most experienced and best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Applicants invited to interview will complete a written test prior to their scheduled interview.  For those passing the test, the written test score will be weighted as 20% of the overall score.  Scores from the oral interview will be weighted as 80% of the overall score.  Applicants must pass both tests in order to qualify for placement on the eligibility list.

This position is subject to a six (6) month probationary period.

This positioned is represented by Laborers' International Union of North America Local 324.

Application Process:

Deadline to apply: 2/17/2019 at 5:00pm

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Salary60591.36 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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