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East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Position Number: 3140262
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Instrument Technician

Opens online at on Monday, June 13, 2022
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022
Internal Reference # 22-103

Under general supervision, the Instrument Technician performs a variety of skilled tasks involved with the installation, maintenance, and repair activities for process instrumentation, recording instruments, communications and telemetering systems, control systems, and distributed control system equipment related to water distribution systems, lift/pump stations, water treatment facilities, and hydropower facilities. The current job opening is within the Facilities Maintenance and Construction Division. Additional openings may be available during the next 1 to 2 years in both Wastewater Maintenance Division and Facilities Maintenance and Construction Division.

Typical duties include:
Installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling, calibrating, and testing a wide variety of electronic recording, indicating, controlling, pneumatic and telemetering, and test instruments.
Installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling, calibrating, and testing controls and control systems, including programmable logic controllers and programmable automation controllers.
Installing, maintaining, and field troubleshooting automatic dialers and communications systems.
Utilizing vendor manuals and drawings to setup and maintain complex instruments.

The salary range is $9,319 per month increasing to $9,785, $10,274 and $10,788 after 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively.

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

1. A high school diploma or its equivalent; AND
2a. Four years of experience performing skilled field work in pneumatic, mechanical, electromechanical and electronic circuitry repair, at least two years of this time having involved work on instrumentation, field and process controls; OR
2b. Sixteen months' experience comparable to East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD's) Instrument Worker III classification, including satisfactory completion of the appropriate courses and advanced on-the-job training, as specified in EBMUD's Maintenance Trades Training Program for Instrument Technicians (employees only).
3. Valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
4. Physical ability to perform both the field and office aspects of the job, including sufficient strength to lift, carry, and hold supplies and equipment; agility and stamina sufficient to walk up extended stairs and ladders; senses and dexterity to recognize unusual equipment activity; to read schematics and electronic component marking; and to repair instruments, connect wires, and use test equipment; and where a variety of weather conditions, heights, and confined spaces are factors; willingness to work shifts or overtime as needed.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

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