American Water Works Service Company Inc Senior Automation and Controls Technician in Gary, Indiana

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water andadditionalcareer opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.Primary RoleResponsible for performing and/or assisting in the design, installation integration, configuration, diagnosis, security, and commissioning of process control and monitoring equipment in automation and process control systems related to water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collection. Additional responsibilities include, educating company employees on process control systems, ensuring compliance to Company process control standards and practices.Key AccountabilitiesAssist in construction projects. Participate in engineering design review, information gathering, inspection, and commissioning or start up of projects that include electrical, instrumentation andprocess control equipment or systems. Assist in factory witness testing.Assist or perform with guidance minor changes in software programs such as adding or modifying system signals, graphic displays, alarms and trending and functional operation of all instrumentation systems.Diagnose and resolve automation and process control system issues, with guidance. Keep current with hardware and software updates and improvements.Perform and or direct diagnostic procedures on installed mechanical, electrical or instrumentation and process control equipment or systems following American Waters Best Operating Practices (BOP).Advise and assist local maintenance personnel on installation, operation or diagnosis of automation and process control systems. Assist in the technical training of company personnel to enhance technical knowledge and skills.Perform advanced instrumentation validation.Review existing control logic with the Controls Engineer / Level III Technician and assist in control logic changesDevelop and maintain relationship with Controls Engineer and Level I and III Technicians and other stakeholders such as operational leads, engineering, integrators, contractors, etc.Assist local operations with the creation of automation and process control budgetsKnowledge / SkillsAssist with planning, scheduling, and implementation phases of Capital Projects.Basic understanding of automation, instrumentation and process control equipment and systems.Demonstrated ability to follow standard instrumentation validation procedures and techniques.Demonstrated ability to solve process control issues related to water / wastewater equipment and systems, with guidance.Demonstrate the ability to perform diagnostic procedures on data communications systems, wired and wireless network systems, Ethernet and radio telemetry, with guidance.Demonstrate the ability to edit and maintain HMI systems, with guidance.Demonstrated ability to read and interpret PandIDs, control drawings, ISA instrument specifications, and loop diagrams.Knowledge of process control computers and data collection methods. Understanding of PC networking technology and telemetry methodsStrong working knowledge of business applications such as Microsoft Office products and productivity tools.Strong working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation and process control equipment and systems.Good planning, time management and organization skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Demonstrate strong client relations and customer service.Demonstrate ability to assess options and likely consequences when making decisions or solving problems.CompetenciesFunctional / Technical SkillsLearning on the Fl