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SCADA & Instrumentation Technician to Technician III

at City of Aurora

Pay: $29.56 to $42.83/hour
$29.56 - $42.83
Posted: 5/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2453757
Keywords: repair

Job Description

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Department Information
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.

The SCADA Technician thru Technician III position assists with and performs skilled installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of the instrumentation and control, electronic, security, motor control, and telemetry systems used to operate and monitor the Aurora Water System. Through career progression advancement opportunities, higher level Technicians independently perform the above tasks as well as maintain, install and fabricate the instrumentation and control, SCADA system and motor control equipment.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.?


Entry Level:

  • Installs, calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs electronic/electro-mechanical equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Maintains and troubleshoots computerized process control equipment such as PLC's, RTU's and SCADA system devices
  • Troubleshoots control system and electrical power system failures in plants, lifts and pump stations
  • Maintains awareness of new technology
  • Works under the supervision of senior personnel
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
Progressive Level:
  • Independently performs all entry-level duties
  • Adjusts, calibrates and repairs electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Moderate programming of computerized process control equipment, PLC's, RTU's, and SCADA system devices
  • Prepares documentation to produce traceable information paths including instrument calibration, system engineering, and CAD drawings
  • Troubleshoots control system and electrical power system failures in plants, lift and pump stations
  • Instructs operations personnel in the proper use of electronic process controllers
  • May perform lead work duties
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Associate's Degree in  electronics or related field

  • At least three (3) years instrumentation technician experience including repair and troubleshooting of electronic process control equipment and motor control centers

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of the NEC; principles of process control, electronics, electrical equipment, programmable controllers and related computers, customer service, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and citizens
  • Read P&ID and electrical drawings, schematics, and blueprints
  • Work quickly and safely under pressure of emergency situations
  • Ability to work standby on a rotating basis and/or callback duty
    • Standby duty requires a 45 minute response time to the candidate's normal place of work
  • Skilled in troubleshooting, calibrating, and repairing: process controls, SCADA, and low voltage equipment
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office applications and CMMS's are desirable

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history


Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Regular walking and standing for inspection and testing
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, bending, crouching/stooping and climbing to test and inspect electrical systems
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate a computer, testing and calibration equipment
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of a vehicle to travel to remote sites
  • Normal color vision, to determine wire colors and to read manuals, test instruments, and other written material
  • Speech communication for communication to provide technical  information and  instructions
  • Hearing and listening to troubleshoot electronic equipment and communicate on telephone and radio

 Work Environment
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, and fumes
  • Exposure to high/low voltage electrical equipment
  • Works in confined spaces and high places
Equipment Used
  • Operates motor vehicle; calibration and electronic testing equipment; and computers
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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