Instrumentation & Controls Technician

Instrumentation & Controls Technician

Water Management; Plant Engineering & Maintenance

Grade 206: 44,159.00 – 52,990.80 hiring range



Come work with a congenial work unit which takes pride in their work yet is able to have fun.  You must be a skilled tradesman to complete installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic & electrical equipment including plant control systems, motor control circuitry including variable frequency drives. Must be able to troubleshoot, repair, configure and program automated control systems involving VFDs, Flow/ Pressure/ Temperature Monitors and Process Analyzers, or SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems. With safety as a priority, must have knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions and also be available for rotating emergency call-duty.  A practical exercise will be given to examine your knowledge & skills for this position. 


  • Performs complex diagnostics and measurements using test equipment and procedures
  • Performs independent maintenance and calibrations to system components and units; maintains overall system performance
  • Tests and calibrates electronic control/monitoring equipment
  • May assist in the design, fabrication, and modification of existing control circuits



  • Ability to work from drawings, specifications, and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Make accurate estimates of time and materials
  • Ability to work with arms above the head, from heights and on ladders or from a bucket truck frequently
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers & customers; must be a team player who takes initiative and delivers customer service






  • AAS Electronics; years of experience may substitute for education
  • Control Electronics Certification, Instrumentation Certification, or Programmable Logic Controllers Programming preferred


  • 2 yrs. experience electronic repair work on motor control, transformers, or equivalent
  • OSHA Confined Space Training, ARC Flash training preferred




  • Ability to read blueprints, pipe layouts, electrical diagrams
  • Valid NC Class C Driver’s License



Competitive benefits also include 401(K), 457, retirement, flex spending accounts, vision, & generous annual/holiday leave.  Salary based on education, certification & experience level. Apply online @


Vacancies are open until filled. 


EOE Individuals selected for offer of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background investigation.  A driver’s license history check is conducted for those selected for interview.  You must have the legal right to work in the US.  The City will not sponsor any applicant to obtain documentation of that right to work. 

North Carolina
Contact Name: 
Matthew Greenhaw
(919) 560-4381