Water Resources Instrument Control Technician (20069668)

Skilled Trades
East Bay
Until filled
$6,624.53-$8,052.16 Monthly


101 W. Jack London Blvd. Livermore, 94551


The City of Livermore is accepting applications for the position of Water Resources Instrument Control Technician in our Water Resources Division of the Public Works Department.  Apply online at:



Under general supervision, a Water Resources Instrument Control Technician installs, operates, maintains, calibrates, and repairs computer hardware, process instrumentation, data logging, and telemetry; modifies and customizes software; modifies, maintains, and repairs all components of a programmable logic controller (PLC) based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems/distributed control systems; and performs other duties as assigned.

Examples of duties include:

  • Installs, calibrates, programs, maintains, and repairs instruments, PLC based system/distributed control system components, meters, analyzers, recorders, control and feed systems, computers, monitors, printers, transducers, microprocessors, and data transmission systems
  • Repair electronics, electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic systems
  • Analyze problems and repair 480 volt alternating current (AC) motor control centers
  • Install and configure security systems including access control and video system
  • Assist system users in solving data and systems problems and suggest alternative methods of operation


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical, pneumatic, instrumentation, computer, PLC, SCADA systems, and distributed control systems as they apply to wastewater treatment plant systems
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions and handle a variety of tasks with minimum supervision
  • Accurately maintain work logs, detailed records, and related operational and maintenance data
  • Ability to learn the systems, procedures, practices, and operations of the treatment facility and have a proactive approach to continually improve all assigned areas of responsibility



Experience3 years of progressively responsible experience in a wastewater treatment facility or related industrial facility, including experience maintaining and operating computer and other electronic systems.

EducationVocational/technical school certificate or an Associate degree with course work in computer science, electronics, or process control/instrumentation is desirable. 

CertificationPossession of a California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Plant Maintenance Technologist I certification is required prior to the completion of the probationary period.  Possession of a CWEA Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II certification is required within 3 years of employment.

LicensePossession of a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.  Requires possession of a valid California Class A license with the appropriate endorsements prior to the completion of the probationary period.

Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) RequirementIncumbents in this job classification may be called upon, at any time, to perform safety sensitive functions, and therefore, may be subject to the Federal Highway Administration D.O.T. regulations and the City’s policy concerning drug and alcohol testing as a continuing condition of employment with the City of Livermore.

Other RequirementsMust be willing and able to work scheduled and emergency overtime and be available on call as required; work under adverse conditions, such as in confined and awkward spaces, in the presence of noxious odors, toxic chemicals, biological agents, and sewage; work in potentially hazardous areas; work outdoors in all weather conditions; wear and use appropriate safety clothing and equipment, including self-contained breathing devices; and travel to and attend meetings, seminars, training schools, conferences, and workshops during work and non-work hours.

Special RequirementsEssential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to read fine print and fine details with no color deficiencies; drive a motor vehicle; converse on the telephone and in person and be clearly understood; detect noises in electronic equipment; operate a computer keyboard and other electronic equipment necessary for this position; manipulate small parts and components; strength to safely lift and maneuver equipment and tools weighing up to 50 pounds; and bend, stretch, reach, stoop, and climb flights of stairs for prolonged periods of time and/or numerous times each day.


The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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