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INSTRUMENTATION MECHANIC
61750
(Non-Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing skilled technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of all instrumentation equipment in a large water purification treatment system. An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of all electronic, hydraulic, electro-mechanical and pneumatic equipment used in the operation of a large water treatment system. Supervision and assignments are received from an administrative superior. The nature of work assigned and the skill level of an employee in this class, call for employees to work with considerable independence. Work is reviewed through satisfactory equipment performance. Supervision is exercised over a small number of skilled and semi-skilled subordinates. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES



Installs and maintains instrumentation equipment such as flow meters, level and pressure sensors, transmitters, receivers, tone equipment indicators, recorders and chemical feed.

Recommends to superiors changes designed to improve the efficiency and economy of operations.

Maintains comprehensive and accurate records of all maintenance work performed on instrumentation equipment.

Maintains and repairs digital computer equipment, such as analog to digital converters, contact input/output boards, line printers, teletype and magnetic tape equipment.

Applies basic knowledge of computer principles in analyzing recorded information as it relates to the installation and maintenance of instrumentation equipment.

Supervises the work of subordinates in the maintenance and installation of instrumentation equipment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the operations and functions of instrumentation and communications equipment.

Skill in the use of tools necessary to repair and maintain such equipment.

Ability to plan future layouts, provide realistic cost estimates and ability to correspond with manufacturer's representatives regarding future expansion or improvements to existing facilities.

Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Five (5) years of full time work experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of electrical mechanical, heating or air conditioning systems, or the electrical and instrumentation equipment utilized in water and/or sewage treatment, such as, low and medium voltage switch gears, flow meters, motor controllers, and level recorders.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT

When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.

12/96 Revised