Automation Technician (Industrial Automation Technician)

Integrated Water Services – Infrastructure Operations
Competition 18/093
Status Regular Fulltime
Hours of Work 80 Hours Bi-weekly
Rate of Pay $37.43 - $42.44 per hour  (2016 rates)
Review of applications begins 4:00pm on May 8, 2018
Notes Two Positions Available

The Industrial Automation Technician is responsible for the planning, design, specification, purchase, commissioning, maintenance and repair of a variety of electronic measurement, control and monitoring systems used in water and wastewater operating facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Programs, designs, installs and maintains programmable logic controllers, Human Machine Interface, and SCADA systems.
  • Analyses and programs control strategies as well as develops objectives and plans to implement operationally.
  • Analyses operating statistics to improve automation software.
  • Responds to emergency callouts involving the loss of or corrective programming for critical measuring, sensing or control equipment during and after normal working hours.
  • Specifies, installs, maintains, services, repairs and calibrates electrical/electronic equipment, controls and instruments.
  • Maintains the operational condition of related instrumentation, control and computer equipment.
  • Recommends and specifies the design of equipment and instruments for capital works and Operations Division projects in areas involving sensors, instrumentation, control systems and remote monitoring systems.
  • Maintains contact and liaison with contractors and suppliers with regard to new, expansion and/or modification of existing facilities.
  • Maintains data radio systems.
  • Tests, calibrates and repairs specialized water wastewater equipment in the shop/field.
  • Specifies, maintains and instructs staff on portable flow, pressure and data gathering equipment.
  • Maintains records related to maintenance and repair activities. 
  • Performs technical functions for the I & I program.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required. 
  • Related Diploma of Technology and Technologist Certification with ASTT BC plus 6-8 years’ related work experience.
  • Low Voltage Certification an asset.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced SCADA systems for the collection and processing of data.
  • Thorough knowledge of micro-computer technology, including different operating systems and ability to operate a variety of software programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various PLC automatic control systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation and their application to water and wastewater systems.
  • Must remain current regarding advances in electronic instrumentation, electrical controllers and computer hardware and software and industry trends.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and complete work unassisted in a safe, orderly and proficient manner. 
  • Ability to program using current programming techniques.
  • Ability to prepare reports and specifications
  • Ability to read, interpret and sketch drawings of electronic control systems and related equipment
  • Experience in GE licensed and unsilenced radios an asset
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence (Class 5).
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”.
The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: April 16, 2018, 4:07 pm
Expires: May 8, 2018, 4:00 pm