Instrumentation Technician II/III


: $115,650.00 - $161,900.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

About Fairfax Water

Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City. We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.

Description – Instrumentation Technician II/III

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation Technician II/III. The position will filled at either the level II or III depending on the experience of the selected candidate. Under general supervision of the Instrumentation Supervisor performs skilled corrective and preventive maintenance work associated with the installation, repair and maintenance of supervisory control and data acquisition equipment (SCADA), electronic process control instrumentation and electronic equipment used in the production, treatment, storage, and distribution of water. Assures proper maintenance of equipment and office records.

Essential functions include:

  • Performs skilled installation, corrective, and preventive maintenance work by:
    • Making frequent inspections of process control instrumentation and electronic equipment.
    • Analyzing and investigating causes of instrument failures and irregular operation, and recommends corrective measure to improve accuracy and reliability.
    • Installing, calibrating and making necessary repairs to process control computers; filter systems; flow and pressure transmitters; chlorine, pH and turbidity monitoring equipment; chemical feed equipment; plant and distribution telemetering equipment; electronic/electrical control circuits; and other complex instrumentation activities utilized in the water treatment process.
    • Assisting in maintaining SCADA (includes Plant computer system and Remote PLC’s)
    • Reporting the more complex problems to the supervisor.
    • Monitoring and calibrating instrumentation systems utilizing test and monitoring equipment.
    • Conducting routine preventive maintenance tasks.


  • Associates Degree in Instrumentation/Electronics or minimum of four years progressively responsible instrumentation and electronic repair experience, or any combination of education and experience.
  • Good knowledge of the theory, methods and practices of electronics.
  • Good knowledge of the tools and equipment used in electronic equipment repair.
  • Good knowledge of the repair of process control instrumentation.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and accident prevention practices.
  • Good computes skills
  • Ability to locate and correct defects in instrumentation and electronic devices.
  • Ability to read electronic schematics, circuit motor and electric control drawings and manufacturer manuals.

To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at and apply online. Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $49,102.56 to $97,333.81 per annum. Applications must be received by May 14, 2020 no later than 4:30PM.

Job Requirements:
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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