NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced supervisory and skilled technical work in coordinating the inspecting, installation, adjustments, maintenance, and modification of process 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 supervision, assignment, and coordination in the work of skilled technical subordinates involving 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 II by the greater supervisory responsibilities and by the greater experience requirements.
Supervises subordinates in the use of a variety of instrumentation and electronic equipment including electronic tests, pneumatic/hydraulic testers, computers, master controllers, shop tools, and other specialized 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 on site maintenance, repairs, and systems troubleshooting, tests flow loop certifications, and determines operational needs.
Assigns work to subordinate technicians, participates in the more difficult phases of installation, adjustment, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computers, flow measuring devices, sensors, analog/digital controllers, programmable controllers, transmitters and receivers, detecting devices, and other alternating and direct current devices.
Supervises complete overhaul, including adjusting, repairing, and replacing parts and converting obsolete equipment to conform to present control loop design and construction standards.
Makes recommendations to superiors for the improvement of instrumentation, industrial electronic/electrical, pneumatic/mechanical control devices and digital frequency shift telemetry.
Estimates time and materials required for proposed jobs maintains records and submits various reports requisitions supplies and equipment.
Prepares and maintains operating and special reports as required by his superior.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of industrial electronic/electrical and mechanical devices applied to the operation of computers, process instrumentation equipment/analytical devices, closed circuit TV equipment and systems.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the instrumentation, industrial electronic/electrical and chemical trades and work with a variety of voltages.
Ability to supervise and participate in the repair, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, and installation of a variety of industrial electronic/electrical, instrumental devices and related equipment.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of skilled technicians in the repair, maintenance, construction, and installation of instrumentation control devices.
Ability to interpret and work from technical circuit diagrams, schematics, and mechanical blueprints.
Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to the installation, maintenance, and repair of work performed.
Skill in the use and operation of tools and equipment used in specialized devices and equipment.
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; considerable experience in industrial electronics technology and instrumentation control work which must have included one year experience in the supervisory aspects of the work or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
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: Office of Natural Resource, OIT, Water Supply
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E4/77 R1/91