Specialist Digital Control

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

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. 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.

Job Brief

The specialist serves as the primary architect of power plant automation systems. This includes design, analysis and optimization of process control functions and algorithms used by DCS systems for the control of power generation facilities.  Position requires knowledge of Foxboro and GE control systems. 

Job Responsibilities

  • With engineering support, provide plant wide leadership on all DCS projects; From planning to deployment.
  • Develop the process control logic and algorithms required by DCS for plant automation and data acquisition.
  • Implement DCS projects, troubleshoot control systems and perform other technical DCS-related activities as required.
  • Translate power plant operational procedures into DCS analyze data acquired from remotely accessed field instrumentation. Build software tools to present and share data among engineering and operations personnel.
  • Manages DCS projects within approved budgets.
  • Manage contracts, relationships and equipment purchases with DCS vendors.


Completion of an appropriate Apprenticeship program or equivalent.


The DCS specialist position requires a minimum of 5 years at journeyman status or equivalent in a power plant, three of which involved direct DCS experience maintaining, and upgrading DCS systems. Additional, control room operations experience may be required at the plant manager's discretion.

Additional Information

The position requires a detailed understanding of the operations and engineering of all systems associated with a fossil fuel power plant. This included, but is not limited to: Water and steam systems, turbines and generators, electrical systems, fuel handling and fire/burning controls. Basic knowledge and experience applying basic laws of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics are a requirement.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14060



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are 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. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order 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.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


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:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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