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Utility Plant Instrument Control Technician

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College / VP Area: Facilities/Real Estate/Aux Svc
Work type: AFSCME
Location: Newark
Categories: Facilities Management, Full Time

Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM-4:30 PM 


Knowledge and skills necessary for the installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive and applied maintenance of maintenance for of all types of instrumentation, boiler and utility plant systems and alarms, and other electronic control and energy management systems. Ability to work well in groups/teams having various levels of technical knowledge and be able to coordinate successful project outcomes. Ability to think ahead and propose best systems solutions based on available feedback from data systems. Working knowledge of standard practices, tools, materials and terminology concerning the use of testing equipment. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions. Mechanical ability. Ability to use hand and power tools. Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines. Ability to use meters and test equipment in the troubleshooting and repair of controls and systems alarms, and other electronic control systems. Ability to work from complex diagrams and drawings related to various controls and alarm systems, and other electronic control systems. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Thorough knowledge of U/D campus layout. Ability to work independently and prioritizing tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.


High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Minimum four years' experience in instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical and/or a mechanical program. Degree from a post-secondary technical school in Electronics or Process Instrumentation and Control preferred. Experience in industrial maintenance environment troubleshooting PLC software, 1/0 and field devices and working with mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems preferred. Certification as a journeyman in the instrumentation trade and ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CSST) Program Level II in addition to a high school Diploma or GED may be substituted for required education.


With or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or IO to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment. Ability to accurately discern colors. Employee is required to climb stairs, use ladders and aerial lifts, work from scaffolding and high areas using appropriate harness and tether equipment, and use ramps and aerial lift devices above ground. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license in order to drive University of Delaware vehicles to get to and from job sites. Facilities Management may or may not offer trainee-ships for any vacant positions in Local 3472 under the terms of Article X of the collective bargaining agreement.

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