Basic Function:

Responsible for inspecting, testing, adjusting, and repairing instruments used to record and control operations in the electric generating plants and water production facilities.

Principal Duties:
  • Tests accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators and other indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in the system.
  • Traces out and tests electronic solid state, pneumatic and vacuum tube circuitry, and components to locate defective parts.
  • Removes defective instruments from system, disassembles and cleans instruments, and replaces defective parts.
  • Reassembles instruments and replaces instruments in system.
  • Lubricates instruments and replaces defective wiring and tubing.
  • Calibrates reading on instruments according to standards and adjusts ensure accuracy of recording and indicating function.
  • Records calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand.
  • Sets up test equipment for performance tests.
  • Prepares schematic drawings, sketches, and reports to reflect changes or alternations made in instruments and systems.
  • Performs special projects and tasks as assigned by Production Plant Manager and/or Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Basic Electrical Trouble Shooting.
  • Basic Computer Skills needed.


Reports To:

Maintenance Supervisor

Working Conditions:

Works in power plant environment in which there is frequent exposure to noise, heat, dust, or hazardous conditions.

Essential Physical Skills:

Ability to use hands. Ability to lift to 25 pounds Must be able to climb ladders and stairs. May be subject to confined spaces.

Job Specifications:

Vocational School Training in Instrumentation and Controls required. 2+ years’ experience in the installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of instruments used to record and control operations.

Disclaimer Statement:

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned.

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