Automation Engineer (Industrial Process Control Specialist I/II/III) – Environmental Services Department

Automation Engineer (Industrial Process Control Specialist I/II/III) - Environmental Services Department | San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $70,512 - $115,502.40 Annually
Open Date: 7/15/21
Close Date: 8/2/21

Position Description

Job ID: 2100778
Salary Range: $70,512 – $115,502.40 Annually
Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2020 Annual Report. For more information about the department, please visit our website www.sjenvironment.org or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join us to make a difference!

Positions & Duties

Industrial Process Control Specialist I: $70,512 – $85,800

Industrial Process Control Specialist II: $85,800 – $104,270.40

Industrial Process Control Specialist III: $94,972.80 – $115,502.40

The Energy and Automation Division is responsible for energy production and distribution and process automation and control. Staff located at the plant provide preventive and corrective maintenance, emergency repair to support 24/7 operation of the plant, and participate in the design and implementation of capital improvement projects. The division is organized in five sections: power & air, electrical, HVAC, instrument & control and plant process control.

The Industrial Process Control Specialist I/II/III (IPCS) classifications perform programming and related work in the design, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility distributed control, network and data historian systems used for control and/or study of municipal wastewater processes. Performs related work as required.

An incumbent in this position must operate and follow directions in all phases. This position involves communication with a wide range of staff at the plant as well as contractors and help other team members with network troubleshooting and installing equipment. Industrial Process Control Specialists must maintain system documentation and backups, as well as continue to acquire skills and knowledge of process control applications through on-the-job and training classes. This is essential to have the ability to identify system problems by employing hardware and software diagnostics programs, verify nature of system malfunctions and rectify or provide information required to effect repairs. All Distributed Control System (DCS) related cabinets and other equipment must be properly organized, tagged, labeled, and orderly.

Position Qualifications

Qualifications

Industrial Process Control Specialist I

Education: Associates degree from an accredited college or university in instrumentation, electronics, information technology, or closely related field.

Experience: One (1) year experience in the field of networking, computer programming or control systems, instrumentation, electrical, VFD, or plant operations.

Required Licensing: Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.

Industrial Process Control Specialist II

Education: Associates degree from an accredited college or university in instrumentation, electronics, information technology, or closely related field.

Experience: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible computer programming, networking, and software/hardware technical support, design and implementation of instrument panels, control logic development and documentation experience in process control at an industrial facility similar to the Regional Wastewater Facility.

Required Licensing: Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.

Industrial Process Control Specialist III

Education: Associates degree from an accredited college or university in instrumentation, electronics, information technology, or closely related field.

Experience: One (1) year industrial process control experience at the Regional Wastewater Facility.

Required Licensing:

Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.
Possession of International Society for Automation (ISA) Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) or ISA Certified Automation Profession (CAP) certification. A bachelor's degree in instrumentation, electronics, information technology or closely related field may be substituted for the certification.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Desirable Qualifications:

Possession of or completion of any certification from International Society of Automation (ISA) or other Control Systems training certification equivalent to systems used at the Regional Wastewater Facility.

Knowledge of:

Process Control concepts such as PID loops and P&ID diagrams
Computer programming languages like C, C# or Function Blocks
Fundamentals of process engineering and control
Basic Structured Query Language (SQL)
Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise:

Knowledge of:

DCS (Distributed Control System), SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), or PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) architecture
Control networks’ communication protocols such as 0-20mA, ModBUS, ProfiBUS and TCP/IP
Configuration, support and troubleshooting PC-based systems
IT and Industrial Networks
Collaboration: Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.

Flexibility: Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.

Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Reliability: Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.

Technology Use-Management: Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills: Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

How to Apply

The job ID for this position is 2100778. To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit http://sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Brandon Voelker at Brandon.Voelker@sanjoseca.gov.
Contact Email: brandon.voelker@sanjoseca.gov
Website: https://sanjoseca.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100778

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