Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technician

City of Tacoma Published: 30/7/2019
Tacoma, washington
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for performing skilled journey level electrical and instrumentation maintenance work that involves maintenance and installation of a wide variety of equipment, instrumentation, apparatus, controls, and motors. An employee in this classification develops and implements a proactive maintenance work program that includes preventative and predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and equipment condition monitoring on a variety of instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, meters, control systems, electrical systems, circuits, and motor controls associated with wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and Stormwater control facilities.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician/Instrumentation Technician vacancies as they occur, for a period of one year.

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Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives.  We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.  The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.



Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented with two years of advanced course work in electric theory and industrial controls,


Two years of journey level experience as an electrician or an instrumentation technician in an industrial or manufacturing plant/work environment.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience with wastewater treatment instrumentation, (Allen Bradley PLC programming, Ladder Logic, HMI programming, communication protocols to include Ethernet, HART, and Profibus, AutoCAD, SCADA systems), and experience in performing maintenance work on motor controls, electrical distribution, and generating systems.

Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License and valid First Aid Card with CPR at time of appointment (your first day on the job if selected for this position) with maintenance thereafter.

Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF:


  • Electrical, instrumentation, and electronic technology including PLCs and ladder logic
  • Various types of conduit applications and methods of installation
  • Schematics, wiring diagrams, and instrument control diagrams
  • Electrical codes, regulations, and procedures
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty
  • Proper record keeping techniques
  • Basic wastewater treatment plant processes and impact of equipment malfunction
  • Safety techniques, testing, and procedures to handle dangerous or hazardous chemicals, gases, and/or confined spaces, as related to wastewater treatment plants and pump stations


  • Proficiently read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering plans, and specifications
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to daily tasks, which may include design of electrical systems
  • Develop and implement a preventative maintenance work program
  • Operate, install, repair, and inspect a variety of electronic testing equipment
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in the electrical and instrumentation trade such as hydraulic presses, cutters, benders, various types of testing equipment, and recording devices
  • Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces using proper lifting and rigging techniques
  • Understand and interpret the national electrical code
  • Operate motor vehicles and forklifts
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Observe appropriate safety procedures in the performance of assigned tasks
  • Maintain records and prepare reports as directed
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in

Application information can be found online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/2502628/wastewater-treatment-plant-electrician-instrumentation-technician?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs