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Electronic/Instrumentation Technician. Senior


To perform advanced journey level, 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, water distribution system and traffic/street lights controls.

This classification is assigned to the miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, 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 at a journey level.
  • 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 at a journey level.
  • 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). Maintain records needed for state agencies.

  • Insure all safety regulations are followed.
  • Manage, operate and program the Telemetry System. Design graphic slides for display on graphic terminal workstations
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced journey level skills in electrical and instrumentation diagnosis and repair.
  • 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 and tuning of microwave radios.
  • 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 strong telemetry/computer skills.
  • Respond to emergency conditions and use good judgment to make appropriate repairs.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


Possession of a 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.) and three college units or CEUís in Supervision or Management for a total of nine college units or CEUís.


Three years of experience as an Electronic/Instrumentation Technician in a position comparable to an Electronic/Instrumentation Technician with the City of Turlock.



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 III Certification at the time of appointment.

Possession of a Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification.

Possession of a Roadway Lighting Level I Certification.

Possession of a Work Zone Safety Certification.


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.

Note: When this position is filled through flexible staffing, the requirements as defined in the Flexible Staffing program must be met to be eligible to promote to a Senior Electronic/Instrumentation Technician.

Reviewed and approved: Personnel Officer

          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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