Technician Electronics/Control System Senio

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Date: Jul 29, 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

This position supports the Water SCADA system, a 24/7 real time operational control system, used by Water Transmission for the delivery of water from the dams throughout the valley canal system. Responsible for the skilled construction and maintenance of control system equipment throughout the water system and on the reservoirs. Requires working both independently and as part of a team to keep the system functioning reliably including occasional after hours support of system issues.

Job Responsibilities

• Constructs, tests and installs control system panels/equipment for canal, pump, reservoir, weather station and water quality sites by reading and following print designs.
• Troubleshooting of electrical, control system, and communication issues on field equipment.
• Performs annual preventative maintenance on over 500 Water Group sites.
• Completes, redirects and orders materials through Maximo Work Orders.
• Programming and troubleshooting of PLCs using IsaGRAF, TelePACE and LoggerNet.
• Installation and configuration of various control equipment include flow meters, depth transducers, level transducers and data loggers.
• Programming and installation of local HMI systems connected at the sites to interface with control panels.
• Installation and configuration of network equipment such as Palo Alto firewalls and Cisco switches.
• Installation, configuration and maintenance of 4RF base and site radios to ensure reliable communication of system sites.
• Installation, configuration and maintenance of Campbell Scientific and Vaisala weather stations, loggers, and sensors.
• Communication of daily work activities including a daily status.
• Must be available to work overtime and accept callouts.


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• Prefer knowledge of communication protocols such as Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DNP, and HART.
• Experience with water sensors such as radar, ultrasonics, level transducers, pressure transducers, floats, and flow meters is preferred.
• Experience with Wonderware HMI software or similar is desired.
• Prefer previous experience with IP networking communication, routing and configuration.
• Prefer experience working with gate actuators and deep well pumps.

  • Tech 1: No experience required at entry .
  • Tech 2: Minimum of 24 months of experience in Electronics Tech 1 job classification, or equivalent experience, as well as meet Electronics Tech 2 criteria as defined in the department's approved Technician Training Program specifications.
  • Tech 3: Minimum of 24 months of experience in Electronics Tech 2 job classification or graduate from an approved Electronics Technician Apprenticeship, Electronics Technician Training Program, or equivalent training and meet Electronic Tech 3 criteria as defined in the department's approved Electronics Technician 3 Advancement Criteria specifications. Must have a minimum of 4 years of total experience to progress to or be hired as an Electronics Technician 3.
  • Sr. Tech: Minimum of 36 months of experience in Electronics Tech 3 job classification or graduate of an approved Electronics Technician Apprentice Program, Technician Training Program, or equivalent; and meet Senior Electronics Technician criteria as defined in the department's approved Senior Electronics Technician Advancement Criteria Document. Must have a minimum of 7 years of total experience to progress to or be hired as a Senior Electronics Technician.
  • Contact the department hiring manager for the Technician Training Plan Advancement Criteria Documents.
  • For Tech 1 and Tech 2, initial placement, progressions, promotions, and salaries are determined by the hiring manager's departmental approved Technician Training Program Governance specifications.

Additional Information

• Knowledge of the principles of electrical and electronic theory specifically towards control systems.
• Knowledge and experience using electronic test equipment.
• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings for site construction.
• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
• Good time management and self-motivated.
• Understanding of the principles of communication networks.
• Understanding of RS-232/RS-485 Serial Communications.
• Understanding of solar panels and voltage regulators.
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Communicates effectively with supervisor, peers and others.
• Ability to function efficiently both independently and together as a team member.

Progression requirements:

  • Tech 1: High school education or equivalent plus 6 management approved credit hours; and/or graduation from an accredited technical school.
  • Tech 2: Progression to Electronics Tech 2 requires 24 management approved credit hours.
  • Tech 3: Graduate of a state approved Electronics Technician Apprenticeship Program, Electronics Technician Training Program, or equivalent training. Requires 48 management approved college level credit hours.
  • Senior:  Progression to Senior Electronics Technician requires 48 management approved college level credit hours.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14583



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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