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Electrical Instrumentation Control Technician - Instrumentation

6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA Req #42
Friday, June 26, 2020

One Water One Team 

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are looking for an Electrical Instrumentation Control Technician (EICT-I) who will be crossed-trained to repair and maintain a variety of plant electrical and instrumentation equipment in the water and wastewater treatment plants, field services, pumping stations or other comparable installations. This position performs routine maintenance required as per scheduled maintenance planning, OSHA and/or MIOSHA regulations.

Responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

  • You will install, troubleshoot, replace, repair, test, assemble, and disassemble electrical and instrumentation equipment and devices at the water and wastewater treatment plant and other related facilities
  • You will assist with calibration and adjustment of equipment and devices
  • You will install and troubleshoot equipment and devices for plant projects Assist in conduit fabrication and installation of wire and cable. Maintain various records and prepare reports
  • In this role, you will read and interpret plans, schematics, process control flow diagrams, and system/network drawings
  • Our EICT-I's perform shift work which includes all day, afternoon, night, weekend and holiday assignments. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • In this role you will follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties and as needed provide on the job training
  • You will be responsible for regularly inspecting the working condition and maintaining the cleanliness of equipment and surrounding areas
  • You will assist in coordinating job activities with other team members and the review of capital improvement project studies, designs and contract drawings; forecast material and equipment needs.

Required Education & Experience

  • Completion of an approved instrumentation or electrical apprenticeship program
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • International Society of Automation (ISA) Certified Control Systems Technician Certification Level 1 preferred
  • Familiarity with equipment, operations, practices and safety precautions relevant to the water and wastewater treatment process
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to GLWA facilities and work sites

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Electrical safety procedures
  • ArcFlash training and personal protective equipment for power switching
  • Assets, criticality and failure modes
  • Procurement/purchasing, receiving, warehouse/inventory, and service contracting procedures and applications/systems
  • Work on 13.2 (kV) to 120V and control circuitry
  • Operate hand and electrical tools
  • Identify issues and find solutions
  • Use basic technology
  • Create, plan, schedule, and close work orders
  • Diagnose, repair and perform preventive maintenance of water equipment
  • Make arithmetic computations read and interpret schematics
  • Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment or potential problems
  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
  • Direct team activities or to work as a team member

Other Essential Requirements

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position requires the ability to climb, bend, twist, carry, crouch, crawl, hit, push, pull and other efforts requiring considerable physical strength. This position also requires the ability to lift a minimum of sixty (60) pounds, walk, stand, or work for long periods of time, demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms, detect abnormal equipment sounds, visually inspect equipment and processes at any time of the day or night. Employees will be required to wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment; perform scaffold, confined space, elevated and underground work. Employees will also be required to pass a bio-mechanical physical and vision test, yearly baseline physical and fit test for respirator/Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use hands to handle, feel or operate equipment.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed at the plants. This position requires the ability to work in all conditions involving exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather. Work may be performed near open water, systems with hazardous chemicals that are acidic, highly corrosive, heat producing and potentially explosive. The noise level in this work environment is usually loud. Work may be performed in confined spaces, hazardous areas that require respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE), and under slippery and wet conditions

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation’s best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Electrical Instrumentation Control Technician
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 6425 Huber St, Detroit, MI 48211, USA