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Instrumentation & Control Technician I

Granada Hills, California 91344
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Instrumentation and Control Technicians at this level learn to apply basic skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and equipment appropriate to area of specialization; work assignments are routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. Specific and detailed guidelines covering all aspects of the assignment are provided; work is in strict adherence to the guidelines; deviations must be authorized. The work consists of tasks that are clear cut and directly related.


Instrument and Control Technicians are accountable for performing routine maintenance, assisting in the installation of complex digital and relay logic control systems; performing technical, electronic, laboratory and field analysis; and repairing and modifying electronic instrumentation and control systems. These positions are responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems equipment and associated peripherals and telemetry. This includes SCADA workstations, remote terminal units, programmable logic controllers, data communication networks, and associated instrumentation throughout the areas of responsibility. Instrumentation includes pressure transducers, temperature controls, flow meters, level transmitters, electrically actuated control valves, level gauging systems, and water quality instrumentation such as turbidimeters, chlorine analyzers, ammonia analyzers, particle counters, pH analyzers, and other related instruments.


The duties for this position include, but are not limited to: perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks; assist journey level technicians on projects, special assignments, and equipment and system modifications; install, maintain and repair industrial electronic/electrical peripherals; install, maintain and repair electronic/electrical equipment, including pressure transducers, acoustic and magnetic flow members, electrical actuated control valves, tank level gauging systems, and water quality instrumentation, including turbidimeters, chlorine analyzers, ammonia analyzers, particle counters, pH analyzers, and other related instruments; and install, maintain and repair communications systems (LAN, WAN, telephone, Fiber equipment, radio systems etc.).


Work Schedule: 4/10; Monday through Thursday 

Employees in this position may be required to work off-shift hours and/or stand-by service to address operational needs and emergencies as required. May be required to work extended periods away from the normal reporting location.


This Instrumentation and Control Technician I position is located at our Joseph Jensen Water Treatment Plant in Granda Hills, California.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Instrumentation and Control Technician I


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or certificate of High School equivalency and completion of 15 semester units in electronics from an accredited college, university, vocational, or military school.




Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing, and registrations:
• Forklift
• Manlift
• Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required at the time of application


Vision Requirements: Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).


65% Technical knowledge of general electronics and repair and maintenance of electronic control systems related to computers and other water industry instrumentation and equipment; ability to troubleshoot electronic equipment.
10% Effective Oral Communication Skills
10% Effective Written Communication Skills
05% Teamwork
05% Organizational Skills
05% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
100% Total


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: jobs@mwdh2o.com.


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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Posted: 2021-08-09 Expires: 2022-08-09

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Instrumentation & Control Technician I

Metropolitan Water District
Granada Hills, California 91344

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