Posted: 06/19/2022

DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Water Production Division and the Wastewater Reclamation Division of the Utilities Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.

RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Valid New Mexico Journeyman Electrician License;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems up to 480 volts;
  • At least one (1) year of experience in water/wastewater systems applications;
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo (valid out-of-state license may be considered);
  • Ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License, if requested;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Desired: 

  • NM EE-98 Electrical Contractors License, transferrable as qualifying licensed party for the City of Alamogordo.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Monitors, operates, and adjusts controls at potable water production facilities, wastewater reclamation facilities, booster stations, lift stations, wells, and reservoir facilities;
  • Installs or modifies electrical circuits with voltages from 0 – 480 volts;
  • Installs and modifies low voltage communication lines to and from instruments and PLC’s/RTU’s;
  • Installs electrically actuated valves, VFD’s and Soft Starts for motors, and any kind of electric or electronically controlled measuring devices and process equipment;
  • Reviews Construction/Project electrical plans for completeness and accuracy;
  • Regulates pressures and flow rates in accordance with demand, storage, and production from other sources;
  • Calibrates and tunes flow meters, valves, switches, transducers, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and timers, including electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and replaces motors and control systems;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and programs remote terminal computer units;
  • Troubleshoots, tests, repairs and programs alarm systems;
  • Performs routine maintenance on motors and electrical control systems;
  • Assists with system installation, inspection, and repair;
  • Evaluates new control systems and components and makes purchase recommendations;
  • Prepares and updates schematics;
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports;
  • Offers technical input to engineers, vendors and project managers when requested
  • Reads, records and interprets information taken from computers, gauges, dials, and other instruments; acts on the information as appropriate;
  • Monitors, interprets, and adjusts computerized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) controls;
  • Becomes familiar with the plant facilities and equipment operations to be able to make repairs or recommendations for maintenance; 
  • Reports and/or corrects unsafe working conditions;
  • May assist and or provide tours of the plants and overall process;
  • Provides on-the-job training to less experienced personnel as assigned; may be called upon to provide functional supervision on a project basis as needed;
  • Assists other divisions during emergencies or as may be required to maintain quality service to customers;
  • Drives a City vehicle in the performance of duties;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.

OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES

  • Must obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications;
  • May provide direction and guidance to Electronics Technician in an electrical apprenticeship program;
  • Occasional non-traditional work hours will be necessary outside normal business hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays for emergencies or stand-by duties; 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Job related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • Principles of customer relations;
  • Safe operation of vehicles and equipment;
  • Basic mathematical principles;
  • Most current version of the New Mexico Electrical Code (NMEC);
  • Operational principles of water and wastewater treatment processes; 
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic control systems;
  • Water and wastewater treatment system design and operation;
  • Computer hardware and software utilized in water / wastewater plant controls;
  • SCADA, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition technology and systems;
  • Maintenance and operation of security systems used to protect water/wastewater facilities; and
  • Basic methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

 Skill/Ability to:

  • Follow instructions; understand and carry out oral and written directions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public;
  • Ability to learn and adjust the ladder logic programming in a PLC or RTU programming, as needed;
  • Ability to maintain accurate legible records and completion of work requests as required;
  • Maintain logs and prepare reports;
  • Read and interpret gauges and recording devices; 
  • Perform water quality laboratory tests; 
  • Demonstrate aptitude in practical mathematics and mechanics, and use of a variety of hand tools; and
  • Interpret and adjust computerized controls.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is typically performed in the outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather conditions;
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, swinging heavy hammers, painting, digging, performing grounds keeping and housekeeping tasks, typing, and driving;
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to or over one hundred (100) pounds with assistance;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • May be exposed to electrical shock hazards;
  • May be exposed to hazardous traffic conditions as well as hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and pathogens; and
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments including protective footwear marked by the manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C75, 6" ankle height work boots, per ASTM F2413-11.
 

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