Polk County


Utilities.Utilities Instrumentation Technician

Winter Haven, Florida



Candidates will be staffed through Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, a business partner of Polk County, during the probationary period before transition to County employment.

PG-P15 ($19.46-$29.03)

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:


Installs, troubleshoots, repairs and makes necessary calibrations to electrical and mechanical instruments, electrical control and monitoring systems (facility telemetry and Plants' SCADA), sampling and recording equipment utilized in the water and wastewater utility industry. Performs these tasks on top of wastewater plants, in water plants, at sewage pumping stations and on the work bench. Keeps repair and preventative maintenance records on all test equipment and sampling equipment used by the division. Uses electronic test equipment and calibration equipment on both energized and de-energized electrical circuits. Performs maintenance on Plant master control consoles (MCCs), auxiliary engines, transfer switches and generators. Responsible for maintaining flowmeters, Ph meters, chlorine meters, portable ultrasonic flowmeters, volt/ohm meters, ammeters, electronic transducers, chart recorders of various types, portable volt/amp recorders, capacitance meters, ground resistance meters, megohm meters, and a variety of other meters used in the treatment, sampling, and maintenance at water and wastewater facilities. Responsible for the calibration and maintenance of metering equipment both fixed and portable. Assists Utilities Supervisors, Chief Electrician and maintenance staff with related duties including inventory, record keeping and purchasing of instrumentation devices, facilities telemetry systems and components, control panels and other related electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment.

Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of electrical and pneumatic control systems. Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs). Knowledge of analog and digital monitoring and control circuitry. Knowledge of occupational hazards and proper safety precautions applicable to working with electrical circuitry and mechanical apparatus. Ability to maintain, calibrate and work in fine detail the electronic, electrical and mechanical aspects of this equipment. Ability to plan, organize, and independently perform job assignments. Ability to adhere to prescribed routines and procedures. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, officials and the public. Skilled in the use of associated electronic test equipment and computers. Have the ability to learn existing and proposed Computerized Maintenance and SCADA operating software and programs.

Ability to see color and have shade perception to be able to troubleshoot circuits that are colored coded. Ability to read and draw one line diagrams and schematic of electrical and electronic circuits. Ability and agility to perform various job duties in all weather conditions including lifting and/or interacting with job related appurtenances and equipment which might weigh in excess of seventy-five (75) pounds. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination. Ability to see, ambulate independently, drive, climb, bend, stoop, sit, and stand. Ability to make independent decisions. Ability to track and post data or other record keeping information either by written notations and/or entering such information into micro-computer or remote computer terminal (CRT) database systems.


Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma and have a minimum of three (3) years job experience in instrumentation and electrical control system installation and repair.

Must have completed certified training in an instrumentation program at an accredited technical or trade school.

Must have a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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