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University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 4861365
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Instrumentation and Control Technician III

Job ID: 11150
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status


Posting End Date

Open Until Filled

Earliest Start Date

As soon as possible


$41,823 Annually

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; flexibility required on weekends and evenings

Hiring Department


Please Note

Note: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System UTS 157, as applicable to the performance of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Required Application Materials

A resume is required to apply.

Purpose of Position

Under minimal supervision and with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, performs senior level work involving the construction, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.

Essential Functions

Installs, programs, inspects, troubleshoots, and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and related information systems.

Performs tests and maintenance on mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment; interprets readings and outputs of equipment; ensures proper functioning of equipment and related information systems.

Reviews operator's manuals and other established guidelines; ensures equipment and information systems are operated in accordance with established guidelines.

Performs basic programming for utilities information systems; programs with ladder logic and relay logic; operates PLCSs, RTUs and associated inputs/outputs; operates VFDs; performs telecommunications networking.

Ensures proper operation of SCADA system; identifies and troubleshoots issues pertaining to SCADA system.

Checks job sites for potential hazards; understands and adheres to all applicable safety rules, regulations, practices, or procedures.

Organizes work assignments and set priorities.

Performs and/or assists with work on water and wastewater systems and related equipment as necessary.

Responds to emergency callouts.

Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

High School Diploma/GED

Seven (7) years of related experience and/or training for the essential duties and responsibilities.

Possesses a current valid Texas Drivers License.

Required Competencies:

Concepts, materials, and terminology related to utilities systems.

Equipment used to operate, maintain, and repair utilities systems, particularly electrical and mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and related information systems.

Best practices for operating information systems (including SCADA), networks and peripherals relating to public utilities.

Industrial electronic control systems.

Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.

Maintain accurate records and record keeping practices, both electronic and hard copy.

Maintaining effective communication and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Identifying and resolving operational, technical and procedural problems.

Contributing to the accomplishment of work group goals, objectives, and activities.

Safely and effectively using and maintaining tools and equipment related to the work.

Estimating materials, parts and equipment to complete assignments.

Reading and interpreting manuals, specifications, drawings and blueprints.

Reading and interpreting meters, gauges, charts, and a variety of instruments.

Reading and interpreting design, PID, control, and electrical drawings.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is required to sit and use a computer for extended lengths of time. The employee must frequently life and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and ability to adjust focus. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment to include: Steel toe or Non-slippery shoes, eye protections, back belt, and hardhat.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

EO/AA Statement

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

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