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Employment Opportunities – Tampa Bay Water – Instrument and Control Technician

As the largest wholesale drinking water supplier in the southeastern United States, Tampa Bay Water ultimately provides water to more than 2.4 million people in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Our mission seems so simple—to reliably provide clean, safe water to the Tampa Bay region now and for future generations. In reality, it’s a complex process that requires a dedicated, skilled staff to ensure a continuous flow of water to our customers. At Tampa Bay Water we share a common set of values—safety, continuous improvement and innovation. We fulfill our mission in partnership with our stakeholders in a responsible, efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. Our success is driven by people who thrive in our environment. If you share these values and meet the listed qualifications for this position, please visit http://www.tampabaywater.org to complete our application and submit your resume. Resumes submitted without a completed Application will not be considered.

We are seeking an entry level Instrumentation & Control Technician who is responsible for supporting the maintenance, inspection, testing and calibration of Agency equipment to ensure production of quality water. This position will report primarily within our southern region. Employees in this position have the knowledge, skills and abilities to maintain and program programmable logic controllers; maintain, inspect, test and calibrate flow meters, generators, uninterruptable power supplies, variable frequency drives, chemical gas sensors, and chemical feed systems. This position is a critical component of the team that maintains the Agency’s Supervisory Controlled and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network.

In addition, the Instrumentation & Control Technician will:

• Inspect, test, maintain, repair and calibrate UPS systems, generator backup power systems, gas sensors, flow meters, critical process controllers, and other Agency equipment;

• Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) equipment;

• Program, configure and troubleshoot of instrumentation communications;

• Operate advanced test equipment such as Ultrasonic Flow Meters, Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, oscilloscope, Thermographic imaging camera, power analyzer and other specialized test equipment;

• Install upgrades and enhancements to the Agency’s automation systems;

• Document changes made to equipment;

• Coordinate with the SCADA administrator on changes to the SCADA system;

• Maintain, troubleshoot and repair the Agency SCADA system;

• Follow safety regulations, and government regulatory requirements concerning Agency equipment;

• Supervise contractors/vendors performing related technical work;

• Use Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to document work effort;

• Assist in developing specifications for agency equipment;

• Complete work according to guidelines provided by the Scheduler/Planner;

• Participate in on-call rotation;

• Work in the field and be willing to assist with mechanical work.

• Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Minimum Training and Experience

This is an entry level position. Applicants must be willing to learn and undergo required trainings.

 

• Experience programming Allen Bradley, Modicon or Automation Direct logic controllers and discrete process controllers considered a plus.

• Experience with water utility instrumentation, motor controls, AutoCAD, serial communications, basic networking and ladder logic considered a plus.

• Must have knowledge in basic electrical and electronic (analog and digital) circuits, test and safety equipment.

• Additional certification/training or an advanced degree may substitute for a portion of the required experience.

Education/Major Required:

A high school diploma/GED;

• Two year Associates/vocational/technical degree in electronics, computer science, or equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Valid Florida Driver’s License with clean driving record.

• Ultrasonic flow meter testing certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months.

Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local or their own community.

SALARY RANGE (MINIMUM-MIDPOINT): $17.84 per hour (Annualized $37,117) to $23.64 (Annualize $49,180) Actual salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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Employment Opportunity – Tampa Bay Water – Electrician I

As the largest wholesale drinking water supplier in the southeastern United States, Tampa Bay Water ultimately provides water to more than 2.3 million people in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Our mission seems so simple—to reliably provide clean, safe water to the Tampa Bay region now and for future generations. In reality, it’s a complex process that requires a dedicated, skilled staff to ensure a continuous flow of water to our customers. At Tampa Bay Water we share a common set of values—safety, continuous improvement and innovation. We fulfill our mission in partnership with our stakeholders in a responsible, efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. Our success is driven by people who thrive in our environment. If you share these values and meet the listed qualifications for this position, please visit http://www.tampabaywater.org to complete our application and submit your resume. Resumes submitted without a completed Application will not be considered.

We are seeking an Electrician I. While under general supervision, plans and performs skilled electrical work in the design, installation, maintenance as well as troubleshooting and repair of all electrical components of a water delivery system. These systems operate at voltages ranging from 120 volts to 13.2 KV and include but are not limited to emergency power generators, motor control centers, 3 phase motors and transformers. In addition to electrical work the person will need to assist maintenance technicians with mechanical design, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of pumps,

Water Production Roles:

• Serves as a support to staff in: o Researching methods for improving the Agency in support of the mission, vision and values.

o Developing and reviewing Agency plans and improvements that support the Agency mission, vision and values.

o Engineering, Operations, Construction and other departments as requested.

 

• Ability to work effectively in a term-based organization focused on continuous improvement; establish and maintain a positive customer service attitude and effective working relationship with internal and external customers; demonstration of strong two-way communication skills, including the ability to listen, explain, and facilitate; ability to ask for input; offer help without being asked; accept suggestions; work with others to solve problems; and provide recognition and encouragement; ability to address team members’ needs, identifying issues and concerns, exploring solutions, and implementing improvements. Seek ways to continuously improve processes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Performs skilled installation, maintenance and repair of pumps and associated machinery, equipment and electrical components used in water distribution systems.

• Inspects equipment to determine that all equipment is operating properly.

• Programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), dependent on skill level.

• Panel design, build up and installation

• Development and maintenance of control logic for chemical feed systems, high pressure

 

pumps and flow, level and pressure controls.

• Maintenance of back up and auxiliary power systems (generators, UPSs and automatic transfer switches).

• Works with and oversees outside electrical contractors to ensure all work completed within required parameters.

• Completion of predictive maintenance testing such as vibration analysis, ultrasonic testing, infrared camera and voltage test equipment.

• Performs reviews of capital project engineering design packages when requested. Provides coordination and assistance during capital project construction when requested.

• Participates in the construction and maintenance of potable water-related components and facilities; prepares documentation and related correspondence.

• Coordinates with outside contractors and project managers pertaining to warranty repairs.

• Modifies or enhances electrical installations to meet needs and integrate into existing systems.

• Participates in the maintenance of plant and wellfield equipment and component parts.

• Reads and records data registered on telemetry gauges; makes minor adjustments as required.

• Attends and participates in Agency safety training program and maintains proficiency with respirator use, CPR and first aid, forklift and manlift safety, confined space procedures, electrical safe work practices, lockout/tagout procedures, chemical safe handling and personal protective equipment (PPE) use, trenching and shoring procedures, and traffic safety.

• Performs routine maintenance, prepares routine reports and maintains records concerning assigned duties.

• Uses of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to document work effort.

• Participate in cross training program as requested.

• Complete work according to guidelines provided by the Scheduler/Planner when applicable.

• Completes work in support of meeting department and team performance indicators and measures.

• Participation in on-call program after manager approval.

• Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Agency.

• Observes Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Agency Safety Program.

• Performs related work as directed.

Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local or their own community.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

• Two (2) years verifiable industrial/commercial electrical systems experience.

• Understanding of NEC and NFPA 70E

• Experience designing, installing, troubleshooting and maintaining power and lighting distribution equipment.

 

• Experience installing, troubleshooting and maintaining variable frequency drives, soft starts, motor control centers, motor starters and a working knowledge of motor controls. Experience working with emergency power generators and associated equipment with working voltages ranging from 480v to 13.2kv.

• Mechanical experience installing and repairing pumps of all sizes and designs.

• Must have working knowledge of basic computer skills, with experience utilizing spreadsheets and databases to enter and maintain information related to maintenance operations.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Vocational/technical diploma, completion of 4-year formal apprenticeship training program, or previous equivalent applicable experience

REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

• Valid driver’s license

REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF START DATE:

• Respirator training

• CPR and first aid training

• Confined space training

• Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP) training

• Lock out/tag out training

• Arc flash training

• Chemical safe handling and PPE use

MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Physical Abilities: Tasks involve the ability to exert medium physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects, and materials of medium weight (30-50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Abilities: Some tasks require visual and auditory perception and discrimination.

Environmental Requirements Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to hazardous environmental conditions, equipment and work environments. Some tasks are completed in hazardous indoor work environments that will be posted or designated and employees are required to comply with all applicable safety requirements while working in those designated areas. Some tasks are completed outdoors where employees may be exposed to physical hazards characteristic of an outdoor work environment.

SALARY RANGE:

$17.84 per hour (annualized $37,117) to $29.44 per hour (annualized $61,243)

Actual pay will be commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about February 13, 2017.

Tampa Bay Water is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We recognize veteran’s preference as provided by Florida Law and we are committed to a drug free workplace.

 

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Employment Opportunities – St. Petersburg – stpete.org

Job Number Position Department Salary Close Date
FULL TIME VACANCIES – OPEN TO ALL APPLICANTS
IRC34436 COMPLAINT WRITER POLICE $35,298 – $53,851 Until Filled
IRC36800 CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II ENGINEERING $42,827 – $60,902 02-17-17
IRC36625 ENGINEERING DESIGN MANAGER ENGINEERING $76,032 – $117,454 Until Filled
IRC33755 EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I OR II FLEET $37,918 – $58,614 DOQ Until Filled
IRC33414 PLANT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN WATER RESOURCES $44,054 – $63,107 Until Filled
IRC34867 POLICE CADET POLICE OFFICER POLICE $39,957 $48,607 – $76,469 Until Filled
IRC37059 SANITATION SERVICEMAN SANITATION $27,560 – $36,462 02-24-17
IRC33248 SENIOR PLANS EXAMINER FIRE $50,981 – $78,312 Until Filled
IRC37041 STORMWATER UTILITIES MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE OR TECHNICIAN SPTO $30,7220- $51,542 02-24-17
IRC35994 WASTEWATER SYSTEMS PROGRAM DIRECTOR PUBLIC WORKS $101,144 – $152,342 DOQ Until Filled
IRC37066 WATER PLANT OPERATOR I WATER RESOURCES – COSME $34,861 – $49,358 02-24-17
IRC35170 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV WATER RESOURCES –

COSME

$50,960 – $74,776 Until Filled
IRC36959 WATER RESOURCES DIRECTOR WATER RESOURCES $101,144 – $152,342 DOQ 03-10-17
ONGOING RECRUITMENT FOR PART-TIME AND TEMPORARY APPLICANT POOLS
IRC37060 ASSISTANT SWIMMING POOL SUPERVISOR PARKS & RECREATION $13.49 Hourly Until Filled
IRC35147 BEVERAGE CART ATTENDANT or CONCESSION AIDE II GOLF $5.08 Hourly (+ tips)

$9.16 Hourly

Until Filled
IRC35148 GOLF COURSE ATTENDANT I or II GOLF 9.35 Hourly Until Filled
IRC34457 GREENSKEEPER GOLF $12.92 Hourly Until Filled
IRC33561 LABORER PARKS & RECREATION $10.94 Hourly Until Filled
IRC37063 LIFEGUARD PARKS & RECREATION $11.43 Hourly Until Filled
IRC30707 SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD ENGINEERING $8.90 Hourly Until Filled
IRC37061 SWIMMING POOL SUPERVISOR PARKS & RECREATION $16.48 Hourly Until Filled
IRC37062 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR PARKS & RECREATION $11.43 Hourly Until Filled
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Job Opportunity – Spectrum Communications – Call Center/Technical Support

Spectrum Communications (formerly Brighthouse) will be on the Clearwater Campus of Pinellas Technical College on Monday, February 6 – 10am-noon – interviewing for the attached position (provided below).  Included in the job description is a list of questions that applicants can expect.  Come prepared with resumes and nice attire. 

Call Center – Technical Support

Charter Communications (formerly Brighthouse) is an award-winning company made up of friendly employees who go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service. Customer loyalty is our top priority and our employees are committed to building unique relationships in a fast-paced team environment. Charter Communications encourages a positive, supportive, and open culture which rewards employee accountability and grants empowerment for all members of our team. With our diverse environment, Charter Communications guarantees that we employ only the best as our team members are our strength and foundation.   Required Skills 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Technical Care Professionals are expected to be available to take calls, be productive, and engage in positive interactions. This will guarantee that we are effectively meeting the needs of the customer while reinforcing trust and taking into consideration the customer’s time and availability.
  2. Technical Care Professionals create customer loyalty by serving as a brand spokesperson while demonstrating a variety of selling techniques resulting in sales of our products and services.
  3. Technical Care Professionals identify our customer’s needs by asking clarifying questions to effectively promote our products and services. They would then articulate the features and benefits in a competitive environment through successful negotiations.
  4. Technical Care Professionals take a variety of calls while providing a unique customer experience which exceeds their expectations and needs.
  5. Technical Care Professionals are able to demonstrate dependability, flexibility and sound judgment. This is achieved by adhering to schedules and meeting all productivity, quality and performance standards. In addition, Technical Care Professionals are expected to take ownership of their own actions and of the customer’s experience.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience with computers and keyboarding is required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years customer service experience, preferably in a technical support and/or call center environment.
  • Familiarity with Macintosh operating systems.
  • Familiarity with basic networking hardware and software components.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills along with basic practical math, reading and comprehension abilities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

WORK ENVIRONMENT Call center environment. Extensive phone and computer use required Job Location  St. Petersburg/Orlando, Florida, United States  Position Type  Full-Time/Regular  Job Categories

Are you available to work any assigned schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays? (Hours of Operation:  St. Pete 6:00 am -12 midnight)

Do you have any family members who work at Spectrum? What department and location?

Do you have any Customer Service experience? How many years/what capacity?

Do you have any Technical Support Call Center experience? How many years/what capacity?

Do you have any Certification in place of experience?

Is the $14.15 pay rate in line with your expectations?