SCADA Specialist
Clearwater, FL 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
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Clearwater, FL
Job Type
Public Utilities
Job Number
Position Description

ENTRY SALARY: $49,600.20

Under limited direction, the SCADA Specialist maintains, repairs, modifies, and manages the automated control systems used within the lift stations, booster stations, wastewater treatment and water production facilities, and the reclaimed water system. Responsible for the SCADA, PLC, PC, networking, server, telemetry equipment, and other interfaces.
Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitors, repairs, maintains, and manages all SCADA equipment for the water, reclaimed water and wastewater treatment activities and facilities; responds to and addresses issues with the various associated equipment; verifies communication between facilities.
  • Repairs, replaces, and commissions automated equipment including PLC, network hardware, telemetry equipment, fiber optics converters, IO devices, serial devices, power supplies, VFD, and instrumentation; inspects and services equipment once installed.
  • Performs back up procedures on servers, SCADA terminals, PLC equipment, and other databases; diagnoses problems and addresses issues to maintain continuity of service.
  • Performs repairs on various field equipment; modifies equipment to fit operational needs; researches, purchases, and installs replacement equipment.
  • Reviews, organizes, and tracks replacement items in stock and replenishes equipment used in repairs and other work; provides paperwork, documentation, and reporting to administration for accounting and budgeting purposes; obtains quotes and completes the necessary documentation needed to purchase parts, equipment, services and other items needed to complete assigned tasks.
  • Modifies, updates, and makes changes to PLC programming; adds, removes, and calibrates field equipment used within the facility; keeps equipment fully functional to perform all necessary tasks in wastewater management.
  • Manages and oversees users, passwords, and other credentials used by operators, managers, supervisors, and technicians for SCADA and plant work stations; ensures access for work to be complete and handles and resolves issues when they arise.
  • Provides technical guidance, training, and support to technicians, operators, and mechanics when troubleshooting plant problems; assists and supports in diagnoses, analysis, and determining effective solutions; prioritizes and schedules work assignments.
  • Communicates and engages with manufacturers to coordinate repairs, upgrades, RMA, and purchases of OEM equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:
A valid State driver's license is required.

This position is required to operate the below equipment, machines, tools, and other work aides:
Electronic test equipment, electrical tools, computer, and other equipment as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Associate's Degree in Electronics or related field AND two (2) years of experience in installation, maintenance, and repair of electronics and/or radio telemetry communications or control systems, installation and altering programming for PLC's and network devices; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Supplemental Information

Knowledge of -
  • Common hand and power tools
  • Electronics and electrical systems
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Repair of radio communications equipment
  • Telemetry systems, SCADA systems, fiber optic systems, Ethernet communication systems
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC) and ladder logic
  • Hazards and safety precautions connected with installation, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater electrical and electronic systems
  • Department policies and standard operating procedures
  • Equipment maintenance practices and methods

Skill in -
  • Reading and interpreting machine manuals
  • Inspecting, testing, maintaining and repairing a wide range of automated equipment
  • Prioritizing and scheduling work
  • Communicating with vendors, contractors, sales representatives, and others
  • Reading and interpreting atlases, plans, and specifications
  • General civil engineering concepts
  • Understanding and interpreting complex policies, protocols, and procedures


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2 years
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