Engineering Tech I (City of San Jose)
Experience: No experience is required.
Related courses available at:West Valley CollegeGavilan CollegeCollege of San Mateo
Training: Successful completion of high school or trade school, or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
Duties: Participates as a survey crew-rear chainman, pounds stakes and hubs, measures distances with a tape measure, and holds the elevation rod. Participates in investigating damaged or hazardous sidewalk conditions; assists in researching property owners and in contacting them; posts notices and updates maps. Performs simple drafting and tracing assignments under close supervision. Performs simple and routine quantity take-offs and cost estimates. Participates in the preparation of Level of Service (LOS) reports through data collection and elementary computer data storage and retrieval. Participates in traffic studies in the office and in the field. Receives and delivers prints. Searches files for titles. Gathers utility information for use in project preparation. Field checks existing conditions at proposed development sites. Makes routine calculations to affirm areas and dimensions of development sites. Prepares graphical documents for reports and presentations. Responds to citizen inquiries. Reviews aerial prints and maps to check alignment and location of project area. Makes simple math/engineering computations. Flags cars for traffic control.PHYS002A
MATH106
MATH10
E004CAD
ENGR10
WTRM102
WTRM110
ELECTRO231
ELECTRO232
Knowledge of: Knowledge of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Knowledge of mechanical drawing and drafting principles and techniques. Knowledge of surveying techniques. Knowledge of and ability to perform title research. Knowledge of and ability to prepare Level of Service (LOS) reports. Knowledge of and ability to use computer applications.MATH000D
E004CAD
MATH106
ENGR10
WTRM102
WTRM110
ELECTRO231
ELECTRO232
Ability to (minimum): Ability to use simple drafting instruments. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees. Ability to perform routine mathematics (i.e., add, subtract, multiply, divide, solve for the unknown, use basic trig functions).
Ability to (competency): Ability to perform quantity take-offs and cost estimates. Ability to set up and maintain an effective filing system. Ability to perform field checks and gather required information. Ability to analyze aerial maps. Ability to perform traffic control using flags.
D2
T2
MATH106
MATH000D
ENGR10
WTRM106
WTRM107
WTRM102
WTRM110
WTRM115
WTRM105
ELECTRO231
ELECTRO232
Licenses or Certificates required: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of California may be required.
Instrument Control Technician I (City of San Jose)
Related courses available at:West Valley CollegeGavilan CollegeCollege of San Mateo
Training: Graduation from high school, General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate AND one (1) year of instrumentation and controls work experience at an industrial facility similar to that of a wastewater treatment facility. Formal training in SCADA and PLC Programming and Maintenance, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming and screen configuration.
Duties: Repair, troubleshoot, identify, isolate and solve system, network and equipment problems. Maintain, operate, install, adjust, and calibrate systems and equipment. Inspects, evaluates, operates, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, installs, and repairs instruments, components, systems and equipment including electric, telemetric and pneumatic systems. Program, configure and optimize the analytical, recording and electronic or pneumatic control instruments and related equipment. Design, fabricate and install instrument and telemetric systems and components to include ensuring code compliance and installing. Meet with capital improvement projects teams related to future changes and considerations regarding instrumentations. Keep records using Microsoft Office applications. Purchases equipment, parts and supplies including: selecting vendors; filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases. Use CMMS system to fill out work orders and maintains records. Create and update engineering drawings. Develop preventative maintenance procedures and train others. Calculate circuit requirements. Operates computer programs for testing electrical equipment, including PLC and DCS.WTRM103
WTRM121
ELECTRO441
ELECTRO405
ELECTRO421
ELECTRO111
ELECTRO112
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of: Technical instruments, basic mathematic principles, basic electrical principles, and basic electronics principles, basic chemistry principles, safety principles. Applicable city, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Pneumatic controls such as 3-15 PSI pneumatic controllers, I to P converters, and P to I converters. I.S.A standard symbols and methodology and ability to draw and interpret diagrams and charts to accomplish tasks with minimal or non-existent documentation or support. SCBA equipment. Basic water treatment plant procedures. Current and developing technology and its impact on current and future capital improvement projects; the facilitys operating system and processes and legacy operations and system design; wide range of instrumentation and control products and their applicability to the plants systems and equipment; the computerized process controls _(programmable logic control). Skill in: Safe use of instrument testing equipment such as DVM (digital volt meters), control loop simulators, oscilloscopes, pressure and vacuum calibrators, test set-up, and any specialized test equipment found in a wastewater treatment facility or related industrial facility. Ability to: Install, maintain, operate, troubleshoot and calibrate the following to component levels: 4-20 mA control loops, DP (differential pressure) cells, RTD (resistance temperature detectors), pressure transducers, level indicators, positioners, valve actuators, fixed and portable D.O. (dissolved oxygen) probes, fixed and portable suspended solids meters, turbine flow meters, density meters, or most control instrumentation devices found in a wastewater treatment facility (or related industrial facilities such as oil refineries, power generation, food-processing, and chemical plants). Perform trouble shooting to resolve complex issues in the Facility; effectively review, modify or utilize data within the CMMS system related to equipment maintenance and/or predictive maintenance work; read and prepare single line schematics, ladder logic diagrams, loop diagrams and other instrumentation and control drawings; program PLCs and ability to troubleshoot and maintain VFDs; designing, fabricate and install instrumentation and telemetric systems and components; gather critical amounts of information and resolve issues using instrumentation and control equipment (flow, temp, PH, turpidity, conductivity, pressure, solids (TSS). Install, program and troubleshoot various types of programmable logic control (PLCs), P.I.D control loops, distributed control systems (DCS) and SCADA control schemes. Start up, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a variety of Wastewater instrumentation, control, and telemetric systems; use computers and computer software as related to instrumentation systems. Develop and lead I&C Preventative Maintenance programs; Establish and manage long-term schedules requiring significant resources (internal and external); organize and maintain parts and equipment inventories; source, identify, select, and purchase Instrumentation control devices to meet the needs of the Plant; ability to calibrate or re-calibrate a variety of instruments monitoring electrical (high and low voltage) and mechanical processes. Work with high voltage equipment safely. Assign and monitor the work of contractors and temporary workers; work with other trades to install, remove, repair, or replace very large mechanical or electrical services and equipment; meet with and work effectively with a wide range of disciplines addressing Capital Improvement Projects. Utilize and work with aging equipment protocols (U.S., European). Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form. Computer Skills - experience with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel, CMMS Work order system. Creativity - addresses objectives and problems while questioning traditional assumptions/solutions in order to generate creative ideas and new ways of doing business. Multi-Tasking - can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s). Problem Solving - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome. Knowledge of NFP70E Electrical Safety. Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills. Skill in reading and interpreting diagrams and blueprints.PHYS002A
CHEM030A
D2
T2
E004CAD
ENGR10
MATH106
WTRM115
WTRM105
WTRM106
WTRM103
WTRM104
WTRM112
WTRM121
WTRM102
ELECTRO231
ELECTRO232
ELECTRO441
ELECTRO405
ELECTRO421
ELECTRO111
ELECTRO112
Licenses or Certificates required: Possession of a valid drivers license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California. Possession of an International Society of Automation (ISA) Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST), California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II, &/or Water Treatment Operator or Water Distribution Operator.D2
T2
WTRM105
WTRM106
Wastewater Operator Trainee (City of San Jose)
Experience: No experience is required.
Related courses available at:West Valley CollegeGavilan CollegeCollege of San Mateo
Training: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of High School.
Duties: In a learning capacity, participates in the operation and periodic maintenance of a variety of process equipment such as: valves, sluice gates, pumps, blowers, samplers, dissolved oxygen sensors, suspended solids, chlorine, ammonia and other wastewater analyzers, and related equipment. Works closely with higher-level plant operation personnel to learn the various aspects of the wastewater treatment process and the control operations for the various sections of the plant. Participates in lubrication of equipment and in minor mechanical maintenance on valves, gear drives and large chain-driven equipment. Learns to read and interpret gauges and other control instrumentation, recognize and diagnose alarms and other warning indications, and to follow corrective procedures to maintain a stable process control and meet NPDES and recycled water requirements. Learns basic operation of the DCU computer system to obtain the ability to locate trends, groups, single points and make process or control changes as needed. Learns and understands the correct procedures so that emergencies, malfunctions of equipment, procedures, CPR, First Aid, Material Safety Data Sheets, Self contained breathing Apparatus, confined space entry and lockout tag-out procedures. Takes samples of wastewater throughout the treatment process to perform simple tests for process control. Washes down aeration, nitrification, sedimentation tanks, and similar facilities using fire hoses. Removes grease, grit and screened material from process area to reduce odor, insect and rodent problems and to improve other parts of the process. Removes, cleans, and remounts and checks the integrity of diffuser equipment in aeration tanks and channels. Keeps designated work areas clean, performing general housekeeping to include dusting, sweeping and hosing. Checks pipes in tunnel for leaks.CHEM030A
T2
PHYS002A
MATH010
WTRM121
WTRM103
WTRM107
WTRM114
WTRM118
ELECTRO441
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of the use and purpose of common hand tools. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform heavy work. Ability to use common hand tools effectively. Ability to work effectively with others. Knowledge of procedures to be used for emergencies and malfunctions. Knowledge of the waste water treatment process. Knowledge of, and ability to operate pumps and other equipment in response to system demands. Ability to learn to perform a variety of plant operation duties. Ability to operate electric and hydraulic hoists and operate forklifts. Ability to read and interpret gauges and other control instrumentation. Ability to recognize and diagnose alarms and other warning indicators. Ability to utilize computer applications and systems as needed.Ability to obtain a California Water Resources Control Board Grade II Operator Certificate.ENGR10WTRM103
WTRM112
WTRM121
WTRM107
WTRM118
WTRM115
ELECTRO441
Licenses or Certificates required: Certificate of Registration as an Apprentice with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, State of California at time of appointment. Possession of a valid drivers license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California. Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Operator in Training Certificate at time of appointment.WTRM107
Water Meter Reader (City of San Jose)
Experience: No experience is required.
Related courses available at:West Valley CollegeGavilan CollegeCollege of San Mateo
Training: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of High School.
Duties: Reads water consumption figures from meters, and transfers the readings to meter cards, while following an assigned route. Notes and reports any malfunctioning meter. Makes routine arithmetic computations to determine the consistency of meter readings, and to detect malfunctioning meters. Performs minor field repair and service on the water meters. Learns and performs testing on the water meters in the field, to ensure that the meters are operating properly. Turns water services on and off at the customer's premises. Works as a team member in shutting off water when service is discontinued due to delinquent payment. Answers questions regarding readings and rates. Receives and reports customer complaints. Cleans designated shop areas, equipment and devices. Maintains area surrounding the Water System facilities by clipping plants.MATH106
PHYS002A
ENGR10
WTRM101
WTRM102
WTRM115
WTRM117
ELECTRO231
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations, rapidly and accurately. Ability to work independently on assigned duties. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with water system consumers and the general public. Ability to write legibly. Ability to walk long distances and lift heavy (20 - 100 lb.) weights. Knowledge of local street names, locations and geography. Knowledge of Water System services, policies and procedures. Ability to read gauges and record figures accurately. Ability to perform minor field repair and service on the water meters. Ability to make routine arithmetic computations to determine the consistency of water meter readings.MATH106
ENGR10
WTRM101
WTRM102
WTRM115
WTRM117
WTRM121
ELECTRO231
Licenses or Certificates required: Possession of a valid drivers license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California.
Water Systems Technician (City of San Jose)
Related courses available at:West Valley CollegeGavilan CollegeCollege of San Mateo
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and one (1) year of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of water utility service equipment, or related or equivalent equipment.
Duties: Checks and maintains pumps and equipment in the main water system plant and other various field stations for proper operation. Tests and calibrates compound, displacement type, and turbine meters in the system according to American Water Works Association specifications. Reads and records data from water meters, equipment time clocks, pressure gauges, tank level indicators and well level indicators. Repairs and replaces defective meters, lids, and boxes in the field, and repairs, rebuilds, and tests meters which are brought in from the field due to malfunction. Installs water meters, boxes and lids, as required, for new construction. Responds to and corrects malfunctions and emergencies such as power failures, broken water mains, tank level alarms, and telemetering alarms, at all hours. Takes water samples for bacteriological testing, and makes routine chemical analyses of water for fluoride and chlorine. Contacts customers to obtain correct names for billing purposes. Responds to customer complaints (e.g., high bills, high or low pressure, bad taste, odor, color, noise, leaks or no water). Works as a team member in shutting off water when service is discontinued due to delinquent payment. Inspects and informs the user of leaks at fixtures which contribute to excessive water usage, and offers corrective advice. May provide lead direction to Water Meter Readers when assigned to provide assistance.PHYS002A
CHEM030A
WTRM117
WTRM101
WTRM114
WTRM121
ELECTRO111
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in pipe, pump, valve, meter and engine maintenance and repair, as related to water systems. Knowledge of American Water Works Association testing specifications. Knowledge of safety procedures. Ability to repair pumps and to maintain equipment in the water system. Ability to make routine chemical analyses. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain simple records and to write simple reports. Ability to work weekends and irregular hours. Knowledge of Water System policies and procedures. Ability to respond, survey, and correct system malfunctions and emergencies such as, power failures, broken water mains, tank level alarms, and telemetering alarms. Ability to install water meters, boxes and lids. Ability to provide lead direction.PHYS002A
CHEM030A
ENGR10
D2
T2
WTRM112
WTRM104
WTRM105
WTRM106
WTRM114
WTRM121
WTRM118
WTRM115
ELECTRO421
ELECTRO111
Licenses or Certificates required: As a condition of employment, incumbents are required to possess a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California. As a condition of employment, possession of a valid California State Water Treatment Operator Grade 1 Certificate and a valid California State Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 certificate no later than one (1) year after appointment to this class.D2
T2
WTRM105
WTRM106