GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants must have work experience which demonstrates their ability to successfully maintain electronic control and communications equipment. Those with strengths in telephone systems, personal computers, peripherals and computer networking will be highly considered. Qualifications include the ability to read and revise engineering drawings and diagrams and the ability to write complete and accurate reports describing equipment tests or trouble investigations. Formal related education at a college or trade school is desired for this position. Applicants must be able to travel to and work at remote sites, possess a high degree of self-motivation, initiative, and be able to work alone or with others in a wide variety of job disciplines. They must be free of physical disabilities that would prevent satisfactory performance of their duties or otherwise adversely affect the safe performance of their work or others. All applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors and be capable of occasionally lifting heavy items. They must have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, courteous manner and work amiably with fellow employees and the general public. A current Washington State Driver License is a requirement for this position.
The Technician I will work under the supervision of the Control Systems Engineer. Duties include the installation and maintenance of a wide variety of electronic control and communications systems throughout Douglas County. Systems include, but are not limited to, digital wireless communications; fiber optics; telemetering; SCADA master station and remote terminal units; substation IEDs such as PLCs, meters, protective relays, reclosers, etc.; telephone systems; security systems; computer networking equipment and personal computers and peripherals.
The successful applicant must become a member of Local No. 77, I.B.E.W. within 30 days of employment. There is a one-year probationary period associated with this position.