NATURE OF WORK
This is limited supervisory or independent skilled technical work in the installation, adjustment, maintenance, and modification of instrumentation equipment, PLC's, computers and peripherals, electronic control mechanisms, A/D converters, pneumatic/hydraulic controllers, encoded digital frequency shift telemetry and related communications equipment.
Work involves the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of a variety of control equipment and control mechanisms. Work includes advanced application of the principles and techniques of industrial electronic/electrical instrumentation repairs and adjustments on automatic and electronic/pneumatic/hydraulic control devices, such as programmable controllers, and variable frequency drives. Employees exercise considerable independent judgment in determining systems and job requirements regarding the various technical phases of repair, installation, modification, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Instructions are received in the form of work orders, with the job detailing and planning left to the discretion of the incumbent. Work is performed under the general direction of a technical or administrative superior who reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of work results.
This classificiation is distinguished from Electronics Technician I by the supervisory responsibilities and by the greater experience requirements.
Supervises and participates in the use of a variety of equipment including electronic testers, industrial instrumentation, and electronic equipment including electronic testers, pneumatic/hydraulic testers, computers, master controllers, microprocessors, laboratory and shop instruments, and other specialized control devices.
Installs, adjusts, and maintains alternating and direct current devices, sensors, recorders, analog/digital parameter transmitters and receivers installs and tests special equipment
such as antennae, frequency monitors, microphones, cable and electrical interference suppressors.
Installs, adjusts and maintains medium high and ultra high frequency alternating and direct current radio receivers, transmitters, and auxiliaries according to diagrams, drawings and sketches.
Supervises and participates in on site maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting work.
Supervises and participates in the installation, adjustment, repair, and maintenance of flow loop system, alternating and direct current circuitry with solid state electronic micro circuitry, pneumatic control systems, and related equipment.
Makes complete overhauls including adjusting, repairing and replacing parts and converting obsolete equipment to conform with present instrumentation design and construction standards.
Installs instrumentation controls per specifications; makes modifications to equipment as necessary.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and theories of industrial electronics/electrical applied to instrumentation control devices
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety of the instrumentation, industrial electronic/electrical and chemical trades and work with a variety of voltages.
Considerable knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of the instrumentation and electronic/electrical trades.
Ability to supervise and participate in the repair, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation of a variety of instrumentation, electronic/electrical devices, and related equipment.
Ability to supervise and participate in the work of skilled technicians in the repair, maintenance, construction and installation of instrumentation devices.
Ability to interpret and work from technical circuit diagrams, schematics, and mechanical blueprints.
Skill in the use and operation of tools and equipment used in testing of specialized instrumentation and test devices.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; experience in industrial electronic/electrical instrumentation control work of which six months must have been in a lead technician position; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a general radio/telephone operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission as required by assignment.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Aviation, Office of Natural Resource Protection, Facilities Management, OIT, Library, Water Supply
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E4/77 R1/91