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(031) $21.69 - $30.85 an hour     $45,115.20 - $64,168.00 a year

(030) $20.87 - $29.62 an hour. $43,409.60 - $61,609.60

(029) $20.01 - $28.54 an hour. $41,620.80 - $59,363.20

(028) $19.27 - $27.41 an hour. $40,081.60 - $57,012.80



Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB CODE: 333100

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will be responsible for work involving instrumentation maintenance of automation systems and of the host control computer network at Tampa Water Production.


  • Maintaining all instrumentation systems in operable working order for water plant control.

  • Locating and repairing defects in instrumentation systems and equipment and calibrating and maintaining plant instrumentation.

  • Assisting in programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) to accept and control I/O rack points through use of laptop computer.

  • Calibrating and maintaining plant instrumentation dealing with SCADA control and process reporting, performing all calibrations and preventive maintenance service on flow meters, pressure meters, level meters, relay circuits, digital voltmeters, communication equipment, and programmable controllers as directed in manufacturer’s service specifications.

  • Troubleshooting all work orders involving SCADA control and report systems, process control and PID loops, I/O and PLC circuit boards, and instrumentation failures.

  • Maintaining instrumentation telemetry of remote reporting systems, i.e. pressure points, elevated tanks and repump stations, and control connection to Morris Bridge SCADA.

  • Installing new instrumentation and connects to SCADA control, i.e. basin pH meters, BC pH meter, on-line finished water pH and turbidity meters, and surface scatter turbidimeters.

  • Working with electrical and mechanical maintenance to isolate instrumentation for repair and preventive maintenance service.

  • Ordering supplies and spare parts for repair of instrumentation and control systems.

  • Performing related work as required.


  • Knowledge of instrumentation and control technology;

  • Knowledge of installation and calibration of electronic and pneumatic instrumentation;
  • Knowledge of computer maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of installation, maintenance and operation of PLC systems.

  • Knowledge of electrical wiring and splicing techniques of fiber optic cabling to I/O racks.

  • Knowledge of ampmeters, voltmeters, pulse counters, frequency generators, and oscilloscopes.

  • Working knowledge of computer systems and networks; computer interfacing equipment; process stability, mode characteristics, and general process control loops.

  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions in working around electrical equipment, wiring and devices;

  • Working knowledge of practices, methods, materials and tools of the instrumentation technology and mechanical trades.

  • Working knowledge of programming PLC’s.

  • Ability to maintain equipment in good repair and calibration.

  • Ability to locate, define and repair defects in instrumentation facilities, loops, and equipment.

  • Ability to layout, install, alter, repair, and maintain a variety of instrumentation systems and equipment.

  • Ability to interpret and work from technical sketches, schematics, and blueprints.

  • Ability to create and maintain records; prepare and submit clear and concise reports.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.


Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school, supplemented by course work in instrumentation and control systems, including basic electrical skills, and three (3) years progressively responsible related experience in installation, maintenance, and calibration of industrial electric or pneumatic electronic control systems; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s license; certification in Basic Electrical Skills and Level 1 and 2 I & C Skills per Tampa Water Department training program or ability to obtain within 18 months.


Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing. Selected applicant must pass a federal background check for Port of Tampa access.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of July 30, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

7-16-13 (333100)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 7/30/2013 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.