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Instrument Technician
 
JOB CODE:151557
 
PAY GRADE:1160
 
SALARY RANGE:$30,079 - $41,636
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of an employee of a higher classification, performs technical electronic, electrical, and mechanical work involved in inspecting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and performing preventive maintenance on control system instruments and devices. Employees are responsible for participating in and assisting in keeping records of work performed during regularly scheduled maintenance programs. Incumbents work around potentially hazardous equipment and may be subject to 24-hour call in emergency situations. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Inspects, tests, adjusts, maintains and makes minor repairs to control systems governing the operations of the wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations, or downtown facilities plant and buildings; assists with major repairs and installations. Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains computerized automatic alarm systems. Assists in drawing and interpreting electrical, electronic, and mechanical schematics and blueprints. Tests instruments and control panel wiring that has been installed, repaired, or replaced to ensure conformance to standard specifications. Calibrates instruments according to established standards. Records calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand. Reassembles and replaces instruments in system using hand tools. Cleans and lubricates instruments, etc.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the electrical, electronic, and mechanical principles governing the functioning of control systems and instruments. Knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used to test, maintain, and repair control systems and instruments in accordance with prescribed standards. Knowledge of the interrelation of the various components which make up the control system in the area of work assignment. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Skill in the use of tools and precision instruments necessary to perform assigned tasks. Ability to understand and interpret schematics, diagrams, and blueprints used in testing and maintaining control systems and instruments in accordance with prescribed standards. Ability to carry out scheduled programs of inspection and maintenance and to keep systematic records of work performed on control systems and instruments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and other employees. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency supplemented by completion of Vo-Tech school in the field of electrical, electronic, or mechanical control instruments and systems, and three years experience as an instrument technician.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.