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Electronic/Instrumentation Technician


To perform complex and technical work in testing, installation, calibrating, maintenance and repair of all pneumatic, electronic and electrical control and monitoring systems commonly used in a modern waste water treatment plant, storm/sewer collection systems and water distribution system and traffic controls.

This classification is assigned to the miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to over time, callback and standby assignments.


General supervision is provided by the Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Install, maintain, repair and calibrate digital/analog monitoring/control equipment.
  • Design instrumentation and electrical systems and provide data and calculations on proposed systems.
  • Install, maintain, repair and calibrate computer system hardware, for a radio based telemetry system, for controlling flow, temperatures, motion and chemical feed.
  • Install, repair and maintain supervisory and sensory control systems.
  • Repair, maintain and calibrate level, pressure and flow equipment.
  • Maintain a variety of electronic control instruments used to operate electrical mechanical equipment, record data, indicate equipment status and activate supervisory control.
  • Maintain and repair automatic control valves and associated control devices.
  • Operate a variety of electronic testing equipment.
  • Maintain service records, participate in development of specification for requisition for parts and electrical equipment.
  • Use of computers for logging work completed, record keeping, equipment data retrieval using Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Insure all safety regulations are followed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Journey level knowledge in diagnosis and repair of City systems.
  • Standard and specialized practices, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the installation, repair and maintenance of supervisory, sensory control systems used in water/waste water/storm and traffic signal systems.
  • Principles and practices of electronics/electricity/pneumatic and instrumentation as it applies to sensory controls.
  • Principles of radio based telemetry systems.
  • Occupational hazards, and standard safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, preventive maintenance program for Municipal Services instrumentation and electronics equipment.
  • Estimate repair costs.
  • Operate electronic/electrical testing equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation control circuits.
  • Diagnose electrical and electronic failures and take an effective course of action to correct the problem.

  • Demonstrate basic computer skills, including the ability to create correspondence, access job related files and enter data.
  • Respond to emergency conditions and use good judgment to make appropriate repairs.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


High School diploma or GED certificate. Six college units or CEUís in a related field or scholastic general education (i.e. Speech, Math, English, Science, Foreign Language etc.).


Three years of experience involving skilled maintenance/installation of industrial, instrumentation/ electrical and electronic control systems.



Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driverís License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Possession of an Instrumentation Technology Grade I Certification within 36 months from date of employment.

Possession of a Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification within 24 months from date of employment.

Possession of a Work Zone Safety Certification within 24 months from date of employment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.

Reviewed and approved: Personnel Officer

November 2001

Revised, 10/04

Revised, 06/05

Revised, 10/10

      For questions about City employment, please contact:

      Human Relations
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5150
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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