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Instrument & Control Specialist (Power Plant)


Gilbert, AZ, US

Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Requisition ID: 17291


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Instrument & Controls (I&C) Specialist duties are: Support the safe, efficient and cost effective production of electric energy by performing various power plant Instrumentation tasks. The scope of these maintenance functions will vary among facilities and are not necessarily listed in the bullets below, but are expected of this position. In addition to I&C duties, there are varying levels of other maintenance and operations tasks dictated by the requirements of the facility.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

What You'll Do

  • Assessment, calibration, repair and installation of power plant control devices.
  • Troubleshoot systems controls and malfunctions in various devices, analog and digital, including Distributed Control & Programmable Logic Controller systems.
  • Utilizes available documentation, drawings and schematics to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Obtains/orders the necessary materials to support the maintenance of plant instruments and controls.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and provides feedback on follow up work and maintenance program improvement.
  • Performs job preparation and layout utilizing vendor data, drawings and other available information.
  • Competent and responsible use of hand and power tools.
  • Safely handles and disposes of hazardous materials and waste according to laws and regulations.
  • Provides training for other facility personnel in identified maintenance tasks.
  • Efficiently uses computer technology operate work management systems, to access work orders, input historical data, report time and order parts.
  • Efficiently uses computer technology to maintain, troubleshoot and update devices, controllers and equipment.
  • Employee performs in a leadership capacity, including assigning, supervising and taking responsibility for the work of other classifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties. Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public. Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paperwork. May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.

What It Takes To Succeed

The typical duties are not intended to include all duties that comprise the job content but are intended to illustrate the levels of difficulty of the job.  Overlapping of typical duties and responsibilities exists and may occur among classifications.  Shift work, non-continuous multi-shift, and overtime may be required.  Specific levels of respirator certification will be determined by job assignment.  The training requirements for this position will be listed in the Job Classification curriculum. This training will include the job courses that are identified for each facility.

Testing and Certifications

Appropriate respirator medical certification, fit test and training required


SRP Instrument & Control Specialist Job Knowledge Test


Physical Agility Test


For a specific list of training certifications, please contact the department manager


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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