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Instrumentation Specialist II


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Instrumentation Specialist II


$22.93 - $35.98 Hourly
$47,694.40 - $74,838.40 Annually

Full Time


2641 Old Flowery Branch Road, Gainesville, Georgia

Department of Water Resources


Performs skilled work in repairing and maintaining equipment at water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities.
The Instrumentation II position is the advanced lead level for the Instrumentation Specialist work group. At this level, incumbents perform the most complex and specialized work tasks, while exercising broader discretion and independent judgment within established guidelines.


 Job Duties:

Perform calibrations, diagnostics, and maintenance of industrial process control instruments or systems to within factory specified tolerances, including laboratory instruments and analyzers while minimizing instrumentation and equipment downtime. 
Performs troubleshooting of automation systems and provides instrumentation, PLC and HMI/SCADA software and hardware support to the maintenance staff.
Provides technical assistance and advice to other Instrumentation staff, Plant Managers, and other Maintenance staff in connection with the operation of computerized telemetry equipment and other electrical or electronic systems.

Installs, inspects, maintains, and repairs instrumentation equipment, and control, electrical, and communication systems and processes at assigned water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Participates in discussions and research relating to the acquisition, upgrading and installation of new or modified telemetry and electronic control systems and equipment.
Troubleshoots complex instrumentation and control problems; maintains motor control centers, motors, and variable frequency drives; calibrates instruments and devices; and operates and maintains the SCADA system.
Maintains and calibrates flow meters and other electronic instrumentation to within factory specified tolerances.
Programs and configures microprocessor-based equipment (PLCs, DCS, smart devices, etc.)
Prepares and maintains reports, records, work orders, logs, and documentation; maintains databases and other online systems; enters and updates data into work order management system; verifies work for accuracy and completeness.
Interacts and communicates appropriately with other divisions to ensure satisfactory performance of all monitoring and control instruments and systems.
Operates diagnostic equipment to detect and repair malfunctioning pumps, motors, and related equipment.



Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Technical school diploma – industrial electronics or other related field desired.
Five years practical experience with instrumentation/electronics repair and maintenance.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certification in Control Electronics, Instrumentation, or Programmable Logic Controllers Programming or equivalent combination of experience which meets this requirement. 
Valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of electronic concepts and ability to apply knowledge in repairing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment.
Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, engineering documents and schematics.
Ability to work under adverse conditions in constantly changing situations.
Knowledge of and skill in operating diagnostic tools and interpreting results.

Physical Requirements
While performing the essential functions of this job, employee may be required to lift, move or carry heavy objects; may possibly be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, temperature extremes, and dampness/humidity.

 Supplemental Information:

This position is classified as safety-sensitive.   Incumbent will be subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.   The incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

  • Position qualifies for a 5% certification incentive based upon attainment of a Level III Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technologist Certificate.  
  • Position qualifies for a 5% certification incentive based upon attainment of a Level II Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technologist Certificate.
  • Position qualifies for a 5% certification incentive based upon attainment of a Level I Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technologist Certificate.
  • Position qualifies for a 5% certification incentive based upon completion of a formal course of instruction at an accredited college, university or trade school  in Industrial Instrumentation. 

Allows maximum of 10% above grade 24.
Maximum of 15% in certification incentive pay. 

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