Digital Control Software Specialist

From CivicInfo BC - September 6, 2017

Digital Control Software Specialist
(Industrial Control System Programmer)

Full-Time Regular - Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant

DUTIES: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all inclusive).

Develop, maintain, and support WWTP CDACS databases, system configurations, process logic configurations, related optimization and maintenance system software and configurations, buss configurations, point addition and modifications, and network additions & modifications, and related peripherals systems and equipment. Prepare trouble reports and coordinate with other staff and system suppliers to resolve problems.

Monitor WWTP CDACS utilization and performance, and maintain maximum availability of the system. Maintain network and software security of WWTP CDACS. Maintain database quality control and accuracy. Assist in identifying unreliable data or out of calibration equipment.

Participate in the implementation; development and commissioning of advanced software applications, process logic configuration, automatic control strategies, and maintenance logic and strategies, including network and optimization systems. Create new graphic displays with staff input and suggestions, and modify existing displays. Maintain historical databases and service requests for data.

Develop application reports which utilize historical data. Provide training for operators and other users of the WWTP CDACS. Coordinate with other groups and Departments concerning applications for integration of CDACS data with Metro Vancouvers network servers and other users.

Maintain standards for WWTP CDACS. Purchase minor materials and equipment. Follow purchasing, accounting, and corporate procedures as relevant for job. Assist operating, maintenance, and other personnel in the safe and effective use of equipment. Coordinate work with other departments and trades, report on work progress. Keep up-to-date with current level of technology and safety regulations, and apply new work methods and techniques.

Attend training courses and seminars relevant to duties of the job in areas such as safety, new or revised software, new equipment and work methods. Prepare and maintain neat and accurate records and record systems such as equipment acceptance tests, setting sheets, program listings and documentation, maintenance records, trouble reports and drawings.

Assist in the evaluation of new equipment, software, and procedures by carrying out functional, performance, and maintenance checks on the equipment / procedures.

Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree in computer science, mathematics or related field, with 3 years experience in real-time systems operations in a plant process or manufacturing environment, system design, modifications and analysis, or two-year technology diploma in computer systems or instrumentation, with 5 years applicable experience.

Demonstrated expertise with ABB (Bailey) Infi-90 block programming, 800xA and AC800M programming and Windows.

Demonstrated expertise with Allen Bradley PLC5, SLC500, Control Logix 5000. Knowledge and experience with Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, and DeviceNet equipment with exceptional troubleshooting skills.

Instrumentation background and the ability to read engineering drawings is essential.

Experience in a real time operating environment, linking digital control systems to management and engineering information systems is preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Valid BC drivers license (required to travel to multiple Metro Vancouver locations).

* Must be able to provide Standby coverage.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by September 20, 2017.

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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