Placer County Water Agency encompasses the entire, 1,500-square-mile boundary of Placer County, ranging from the rim of the Sacramento Valley on the west to the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe on the east. The Agency is headquartered in Auburn and carries out a broad range of responsibilities including water resource planning and management, retail and wholesale supply of irrigation water and drinking water, production of hydroelectric power and watershed stewardship across Placer County. We are seeking talented candidates to join our team for the position of:
PCWA is seeking an engaged individual to join its electrical maintenance team to maintain and repair electronic communications and control equipment associated with the Agency’s multi-purpose hydroelectric facilities. The position will be based out of the Agency’s Power System offices in Foresthill, CA. This position will be tasked with installation, testing, maintenance and troubleshooting duties for systems and equipment related to the Agency’s power system communication systems, including digital microwave radio, VHF radio, power line carrier, digital/analog phone, and LAN/WAN systems and RTUs. The ideal candidate for this position will possess journey level experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic communication and control equipment; experience in hydroelectric facilities is highly desirable.
Visit our website for detailed recruitment information and to complete the on-line application: www.pcwa.net.
Applications must be received on/before 5:00pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
To apply for this position you must complete on-line application on Placer County Water Agency website at https://careers.pcwa.net/
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices:
Install, maintain, and repair fiber optic systems and equipment.
Maintain and repair microwave radio communication equipment, MPLS network equipment, RTU’s, SCADA software, and serial communications equipment.
Maintain and repair two-way voice radio systems with mobile and base station transceivers, analog and digital modems, digital PBX’s, POTS, VoIP, and RoIP equipment.
Revise or sketch communications and electrical drawings to reflect alterations or as-built conditions.
Maintain plant Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) systems and related network equipment.
Maintain and repair stream flow gaging stations and equipment, including distributed vhf data radio networks.
Perform wiring and re-wiring.
Troubleshoot electrical systems in hydro powerhouses.
Calibrate transducers and metering equipment.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other Agency employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications - Knowledge of
Principles of hydroelectric power generation and transmission.
Installation, maintenance and operation of radio and electronic communications (VHF, microwave, fiber optic), and control equipment, including network communications protocols (DNP, Modbus, IP, Serial).
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations pertaining to application communications systems.
SCADA and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) hardware and software.
VoIP and RoIP.
Control system network fundamentals including VPNs, firewalls, routers, switches, servers and workstations.
NERC CIP Reliability Standards.
Modern office equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
Basic communication software such as telnet, putty, hyper-terminal and Tera Term.
Current NEC and NESC standards for communication system installations.
Principles and practices of customer service.
Required Qualifications - Ability to
Perform skilled shop and field work in the maintenance and repair of microwave and two-way radio systems, SCADA, PLC, telephone, Ethernet and other radio and electronic equipment.
Keep records and write reports.
Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical individuals.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with electronic and communications equipment, including SCADA system alarms, controls and indicators.
Read and interpret schematic, block, wiring and network diagrams.
Configure control network computers, microprocessors, network devices and peripherals.
Carry out written and verbal instructions.
Operate a computer using word processing, business software and other office equipment including Hyperterm and other industry specific software.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience / Education / Licenses
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: One year of journeyman level experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic communication and control equipment.
Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program or an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Electronics Technology is desirable.
Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Possession of a valid FCC general radio telephone operator’s license or certification by an industry approved FCC endorsed program by completion of the probationary period is desirable.
About Placer County Water Agency
Placer County Water Agency encompasses the entire, 1,500-square-mile boundary of Placer County, ranging from the rim of the Sacramento Valley on the west to the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe on the east. The Agency is headquartered in Auburn and carries out a broad range of responsibilities including water resource planning and management, retail and wholesale supply of irrigation water and drinking water, production of hydroelectric power and watershed stewardship across Placer County.
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