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Instrumentation & Control Technician Sr

Apply now Job No: 496685
FT/PT: Full-time
Regular/Project/Seasonal: Regular
Location: Bastrop, TX
City: Bastrop
State: Texas
Categories: Operations/Maintenance (Power, Water, Transmission, Telecom)

At a senior level, is responsible for performing installation, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair of
instrumentation, control equipment, monitoring equipment and related systems. This position utilizes indepth
knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services. Takes
a new perspective to solve complex problems. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts
as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May direct the work of other staff members.

You will be trusted to:

  • Monitors proper operation of equipment and systems within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Identifies potential and actual problems and determines of appropriate corrective actions to be taken.
  • Reads and interprets diagrams and prints.
  • Documents changes made to systems or equipment through appropriate communications and record
    keeping practices. Documents work into logs, files, system prints and other records and through
    communications, both oral and written, with other team members and supervisors.
  • Operates handheld testing, calibration, installation and maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Follows tag-out procedures when performing work duties and ensures tag-out procedures are followed
    by other team members.
  • Performs loop checks and commissioning new systems and or upgrades.
  • Performs work by traveling independently or with a small crew to various locations (substations, power
    plants, water systems, etc.) as scheduled.
  • This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only
    duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any
    other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or

You qualify with:

  • Nine or more years' experience in installation, maintenance and/or repair of instrumentation, control equipment or monitoring equipment.
  • Degree in electronics, instrumentation, SCADA, engineering technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.  
  • Driver's license required if traveling to work at various locations.

You are a great fit with:

  • Knowledge of analog and digital circuitry
  • Knowledge of human-machine interface software and systems
  • Knowledge of control systems and equipment (e.g., distributed control systems, programmable logic
  • Knowledge of monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of electrical circuit theory
  • Knowledge of test equipment specific to assigned area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of engineering principles
  • Knowledge in the assembly and installation of high voltage electrical equipment
  • Knowledge in the assembly and installation of high pressure and temperature instrumentation
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code or National Electrical Safety Code
  • Skill in using work management systems
  • Skill in the use of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic testing equipment and calibration
  • Skill in troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Skill in cutting, bending, and fabricating tubing assemblies
  • Skill in the use of handheld manual and power tools
  • Skill in analyzing and solving problems
  • Skill in reading and interpreting diagrams and prints
  • Skill in verbal and written communication
  • Skill in communicating effectively with team members, supervision/management and external
    organizations under normal and emergency conditions
  • Skill in articulating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Skill in office productivity applications (such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Ability to update electrical, logic and P&ID drawings
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to balance and manage competing high priority work demands
    Work Environment:
  • Works in an industrial, electrical substation and/or power plant environment
  • Work involves weekends, holidays and non-standard hours
  • Work involves exposure to noise
  • Work involves exposure to various and sometimes extreme weather conditions
  • Work involves traveling and lodging out of town
  • Work involves call-out
  • Work involves heights up to 450 feet
  • Work involves close proximity to energized high-voltage electrical equipment
  • Work requires use of protective equipment
  • Work involves handling and inspecting equipment containing hazardous chemicals and wastes
  • Work involves exposure to high speed rotating machinery
  • Work involves exposure to high temperature/high pressure vessels
    Physical Demands:
  • Frequent finger/hand manipulation in using a keyboard, mouse, hand tools and operating equipment
  • Occasional climbing, crawling, crouching or other non-sitting positions in performing installation and
    maintenance of equipment
  • Frequent standing and/or walking in performing installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds from the floor to the waist and carrying test equipment, cabinets, and boxes of
    supplies less than 20% of the time
  • Pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds performing installation and maintenance of equipment less than 20%
    of the time
  • Climbing of ladders less than 20% of the time
  • Working in confined space entry less than 20% of the time

You gain:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave

- 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option

- Life and disability insurance

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development programs

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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