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Instrumentation and Control/SCADA Technical Specialist
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Type: Full Time
Salary: $51,334.40 - $89,835.20
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
This is a highly responsible technical position responsible for the Solid Waste Authority’s SCADA system used in Land Fill Gas production, well water operations, water & wastewater treatment, leachate pump operations, lift stations within the Authority. The position performs Instrumentation & Control hardware & software support and installs and integrates, tests and inspects, develops and maintains s, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) utilities management system for the Solid Waste Authority’s Utilities Management systems. Responsibilities include the proper operation and maintenance of all instrumentation, control system servers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), workstations, radio telemetry system, VFDs and monthly operating reports. This position may be required to work weekends, nights, and be available for emergency call out duty. This position reports to the Manager of Utilities and requires reliability and accountability in all aspects of the defined role.
Maintain all Instrumentation & Control systems and calibrate all critical control equipment. Installs, inspects, services, maintains, and troubleshoots a variety of electrical and electronic/electro-mechanical equipment, radio telemetry systems, and other computerized process control equipment such as PLCs, RTUs, and SCADA system devices used in Land Fill Gas production, well water operations, water & wastewater treatment, leachate pump operations, lift stations within the Authority. • Implements, maintains, and supports systems related to SCADA applications; research problems and issues reported by users; determines best method for issue resolution. Installs new releases and program fixes for SCADA system applications, software, and hardware. • Provide database administration and maintenance; maintains security of SCADA and other control systems, databases, and applications. • Backup SCADA, PLC, variable frequency drive, systems and evaluate PLC equipment • Troubleshoots, programs, and repairs/replaces programmable logic controllers (PLC's), logic modules, data modules, and PLC network communications equipment. • Evaluates SCADA/DCS system communications performance and monitors SCADA system data collection reports; acts as SCADA computerized control systems administrator. • Coordinates and performs repair and maintenance activities with other staff to minimize disruptions of operations. • Conducts inspections of outdoor and indoor Control Panels, SCADA facilities and infrastructure to identify need for repair and maintenance; responds to emergency situations. • Provides technical expertise on project teams. • Completes calibration, project and equipment status reports. • Design, wire, and install hardware for upgrading controls systems; install, and remodel and/or upgrade control systems as necessary. • Read, write, troubleshoot, and revise Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programs for existing systems and new installations. • Program Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and supervisory control screens for monitoring and control purposes. • Request, coordinate, and oversee work done by contractors or consulting firms to repair or improve all aspects of the SCADA, Instrumentation, controls and radio systems. • Generate and/or assist in the development of as-built drawings and documentation of improvements or upgrades to the SCADA and other associated control systems.
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county's 1.45 million residents and businesses. The SWA also provides solid waste and recycling collection services to the residents and businesses in unincorporated Palm Beach County through private haulers under exclusive franchise agreements.