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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Wastewater Instrumentation, Electric and Control Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Wastewater Instrumentation, Electric and Control Specialist

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $39.00 to $45.00

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/20/21

Senior Wastewater Instrumentation, Electric and Control Specialist

Who We are... Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefit and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a substantial pension (PERA) program.

Managing resources as valuable as water is not just a business - it is a social responsibility. This sense of responsibility also extends to our workplace where we foster an atmosphere encouraging people of all backgrounds to flourish.

Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community.

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The Senior Wastewater Instrumentation, Electric and Control Specialist supports Wastewater Treatment for Colorado Springs Utilities. It consists of 3 plants including Las Vegas Water Resource Reclamation Facility, JD Phillips Water Resource Recovery Facility and Clear Spring Ranch Resource Recovery Facility. In this job, you would be responsible for installing, maintaining, calibrating, troubleshooting, testing, and repairing a wide variety of wastewater electronic, instrumentation, control, electrical systems and equipment.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Install, calibrate, maintain, test, troubleshoot, tune and repair electronic and mechanical equipment such as transmitters including pressure, magnetic flow and radar level, both electric and pneumatic actuators and positioners, communications equipment, controllers, PLC/DCS and HMI, and other instrumentation with an emphasis on Allen-Bradley and DELTA V products

  • Conduct electrical work to include maintaining and installing motor control centers, variable frequency drives (VFD), installing conduit, wire and other electrical components

  • Conduct tests and calibrate various instrumentation and analyzers including pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, TSS and chlorine

  • Install, tune and calibrate microprocessor based instrumentation and control system components

  • Design and integrate interfaces from new systems into existing controls

  • Develop, maintain and upgrade various real-time process control computer systems, including database management, controls network, programming and configuring of programmable Logic Control Systems (PLC) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

  • Configure and troubleshoot Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, Devicenet, Controlnet, Hart and Ethernet networks

  • Prepare detailed reports and other documents

  • Utilize knowledge of pressure vessel or boiler operation and theory

Who you are… A technically savvy candidate with 5+ years of experience and strong expertise troubleshooting, designing, repairing, and calibrating communication, instrumentation and control systems, working on and installing related electrical equipment, skill in electronic and electrical theories, including analog and digital principles, pneumatics and electro-mechanical equipment, optimizing the performance of control loops, and knowledge of water and wastewater system troubleshooting techniques. Also, organized and can utilize work management processes including planning, scheduling, processing of work orders, and supply chain management. Proficiency in PLC/DCS and HMI programming, Basic mathematics, algebra and trigonometry and knowledge of National Electric Code will add to your success in this role. A candidate who has Rockwell Automation training or Delta V training and is a Journeyman Electrician or Journeyman Instrumentation Technician is strongly preferred.

*Selected candidate must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license

Why apply… As an important member of the team, you will have the opportunity to take these facilities to the next level with your excellent instrumentation and electrical skills coupled with strong problem-solving abilities. Come join our team as we move into the future with exciting new changes in technology as we transition to a Digital Control System (DCS). As the second largest waste water treatment facility in the state of Colorado we are adapting, learning and growing to exceed standards in waste water treatment.

*This position is eligible for relocation.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft