7K63

PAY RANGE: 15

 

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN 1

(Electronic Equipment)

(Instrumentation)

(Street Electronic Systems)

(Surveillance Equipment)

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is intermediate level technical electronic and instrumentation equipment repair work troubleshooting, modifying, testing, calibrating, adjusting, repairing, and installing electronic, digital and analog equipment and monitoring devices.  Employees in the Street Electronic Systems specialty are responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of the City’s street lighting and alley lighting systems or the City’s traffic signal systems.  Employees in the Surveillance Equipment specialty are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of fiber optic and wireless video surveillance and sound equipment. Employees gain experience and learn maintenance and repair on a wide variety of electronic equipment or electronic instrumentation within a digital/analog computer-automated processing system.  Employees in this class are expected to progressively increase their skills throughout their tenure in order to advance to the full performance.  Assignments may include rotating shifts, site tours, lifting, climbing and availability for emergency duty.  Work is performed under the supervision of a technical supervisor.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS:  (The following conditions must be met for a position to be

allocated to this class)

 

  1. Employees must perform maintenance and repair on a wide variety of electronic equipment for the electronic equipment specialty.
  2. Employees must perform maintenance and repair work for digital/analog electronic and/or hydraulic/pneumatic instrumentation for the instrumentation specialty. 
  3. Employees must gain experience in the maintenance and repair work for digital/analog electronic equipment and/or instrumentation.
  4. Employees in the Street Electronic Systems specialty must perform work in the Streets Department with responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the street lighting or traffic signal systems.
  5. Employees in the Surveillance Equipment specialty must perform work in the Office of Innovation and Technology with responsibility for the maintenance and repair of fiber optic and wireless video surveillance and sound equipment. 

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

All Specialties

Gains experience performing repair work on a wide variety of electronic equipment; inspects defective electronic equipment to determine malfunction; reads and interprets schematic diagrams, logic charts, drawings and sketches and manufacturers' manuals; uses computer diagnostics to isolate area of malfunction; interfaces digital equipment with the computer and programs equipment and diagnostics functions; uses oscilloscopes, logic probes, digital volt-ohm meters, frequency counters, potentiometers, signal generators, video TV generators, spectrum analyzers, pneumatic calibrators and other test equipment to locate defective or malfunctioning parts; repairs or replaces defective parts; tests repaired units for proper operation; calibrates and repairs testing equipment.

            Gains experience in installing new electronic equipment; performs modifications on electronic equipment to make it compatible with existing equipment or to enhance its functions; rewires printed circuit (PC) chips and other components on PC boards; conducts tests to assure the modification produces desired outputs; evaluates environments in which equipment is to be installed and how electronic equipment will be affected; performs mathematical computations for the correct range of functions and to correspond correctly with electrical output and chemicals affected in the process.

            Uses proper tools to correct problems in communication wiring or fiber optic cable to ensure the quality of the correction; makes necessary documentation for future reference; repairs optical fiber cable with the installation of connectors, splices and terminations; completes mechanical and fusion splices to ensure minimum dB loss; waterproofs splices by using splice kit; inspects installation of optical fiber to ensure proper installation.

            Makes reports on electronic or instrumentation system conditions, repairs and preventive maintenance performed; prepares and maintains repair and maintenance records as required by Federal Communications Commission and departmental regulations and directives.

            Performs related work as required.

 

Electronic Equipment Specialty

 

Installs, repairs, maintains, modifies and enhances electronic equipment, such as closed circuit TV's, laser fax machines, computers, microwave communications and microprocessor-based equipment, temperature control and solid state traffic control mechanisms, metal- and gas-detecting devices, modems, radio communications equipment, walkie-talkies, videophones, sirens, recording, regulating and controlling indicators, and other related or similar electronic equipment; performs installation, maintenance, repairs and enhancement modifications to aviation electronic equipment, electronic stadium scoreboards, information and display systems and photoelectric tape recorders.

 

Instrumentation Specialty

 

            Performs mathematical computations to determine the correct calibration setting of instrumentation that controls process equipment, inputs the desired level of digital pulse into the input connectors, makes the proper adjustments until the desired outputs can be measured at output terminals; diagnoses and repairs mal- or non-functions in systems; uses video terminals to isolate system malfunctions; uses a portable keyboard to program logic controllers and diagnose problems within a process loop; installs and repairs multiplexers and various types of modems; evaluates the environment in which equipment is to be installed, and how it will affect electronic equipment; performs mathematical computations for the correct range of functions and to correspond correctly with electrical output and chemicals affected in the process; hooks up power lines and connects them to instruments, meters and/or recorders; works with electrical power equipment to verify status of instrumentation control interlocks.

            Programs the main computer to system interface field instrumentation to the computer using a keyboard and basic language; sets up input, type of signals, outputs, and locations; draws and updates configuration diagrams; modifies electronic equipment to accept digital signals; modifies shunts on power control boards to receive various types of signals, digital and analog; identifies and replaces faulty power control boards.

            Inspects, calibrates, tests, adjusts, flushes, cleans, lubricates and repairs analog and digital electronically, electrically, hydraulically and pneumatically activated meters, gauges and instruments used to indicate, sense, record, transmit and control operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, flow, volume and level.

 

Street Electronic Systems Specialty

 

Street Lighting Assignment

 

Gains experience performing repairs and replacing luminaires and ballast assembly; installs mounting bracket, hardware and electrical service wire; uses ladder or bucket to complete work assignment; Strips poles of mast arms, luminaires, and all connecting wires; bolts new bracket and luminary to poles; tapes street light wires to the electric company’s secondary power lines; trouble-shoots faulty street lights using the appropriate instruments; replaces defective street light wires, light head fixtures and ballasts; replaces alley light fixtures and poles with new units; removes damaged street light poles and installs new poles.

May repair or replace underground cable\lines; operates a truck bucket attachment to reach lighting fixtures; investigates alley lighting complaints or complaints of inadequate or deficient street lighting; refers complaints to maintenance contractor for repairs; inspects street lighting and alley lighting for extent of illumination and proper operation; performs work as required to maintain and operate all aspects of a street lighting system.

 

Traffic Signal Systems Assignment

 

Gains experience in inspecting timing mechanisms, motors, flasher units and wiring systems; replaces blown fuses, re-splices burnt wires or splices into spare conductors; removes and replaces damaged, malfunctioning and non-functioning electrical and electronic traffic signal control and sensing units; replaces sockets and bulbs in traffic lights; cleans and replaces lenses and visors.

Disassembles electrical control and sensing units; uses ammeters, voltmeters, test lamps and other testing devices to locate the causes of malfunctioning and non-functioning units; rewires and repairs or replaces worn or damaged parts; reassembles and tests repaired units; assembles, installs and tests new electrical signal and control apparatus and wiring for power and lighting; connects wiring to switches and controls; oils and adjusts timing devices.                                                                        

Enters manhole to locate trouble in various types of cables; uses various testing devices to locate open circuitry, shorts, grounds and cross circuits; makes spot openings into the electrical company’s cables and conducts amprobe tests to locate secondary power lines to be tapped to obtain a power supply for; splices various multi-conductor cables into traffic signal system; inspects and troubleshoots traffic signal communication wiring; corrects problems in communication wiring or fiber optic cable to ensure the quality; installs and repairs optical fiber cable.

 

Surveillance Equipment Specialty

 

Gains experience in the installation and maintenance of video surveillance, wireless and sound equipment; uses Optima Time Domain Reflectometers, Optical Power Meters, Visual Fault Finders, Network  Switches and other types equipment to ensure proper installation and calibration; transports equipment to work site; mounts hardware to poles or buildings using  hand/power tools for video surveillance installation; programs surveillance cameras by entering IP addresses; analyzes design documentation and system data to plan and execute installation and activities; completes high quality device and component installation; pulls and places fiber optic cables aerially, underground and through conduits as required by each work assignment; troubleshoots in the field and conduct diagnostics to successfully problem-solve under pressure for all types of low voltage systems; repairs amplifiers, speakers and associated sound equipment; installs and maintains sound equipment at public events; connects speakers, amplifiers and mixing boards; may work with other departments to ensure sound and video installation meets needs; documents work performed and submits to group leader for review.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•           the principles and theories of electronics

•           the repair and operation of digital electronic equipment  for the instrumentation specialty

•           computer interface and diagnostics as they pertain to digital electronic equipment

•           microprocessors, multiplexers, modems, and microwave telemetry

•           computer hardware configuration, software function and configuration as they are related to digital electronic and instrumentation equipment functions for the instrumentation specialty

•           the methods involved in troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining digital and analog electronic equipment for the instrumentation specialty

•           mathematics (particularly algebra) and electricity, as it refers to the functions and operations of electronic equipment

•           methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment

•           the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical wiring and cable\line work trades for the Street Electronic Systems Specialty

•           the occupational hazards of, and safety precautions required in, the electrical wiring and cable\line work trades for the Street Electronic Systems Specialty

•           the methods and techniques related to fiber optics, including the installation of fiber, fusion splicing and the use of optical time domain reflectometers for the Street Electronic Systems Specialty

•           the Federal Communications Commission's rules and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of electronic equipment

•           surveillance equipment and digital recording systems for the Surveillance Equipment Specialty

•           various types of fiber optic and wireless video surveillance and sound equipment for the Surveillance Equipment Specialty

•           low voltage systems integration including, but not limited to, equipment application, compatibility, mounting techniques and testing procedures for the Surveillance Equipment Specialty

•           the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the fiber optic work trades for the Street Electronic Systems and  Surveillance Equipment Specialties

•           the mechanical and electrical operation of synchronous motors and relays for the Street Electronic Systems Specialty

•           the types of cable such as: high voltage, primary, secondary, communication and fiber optics for the Street Electronic Systems and  Surveillance Equipment Specialties

•           the fundamentals of programming electronic controllers

 

ABILITY TO:

 

•           troubleshoot, maintain and repair electronic equipment and instrumentation, video surveillance and sound equipment or traffic signals and street lighting

•           locate and repair malfunctions in complex electronic equipment

•           learn characteristics and repair techniques for new electronic devices as they are procured

•           repair and calibrate test equipment

•           read and interpret schematics, logic and flow charts, and manufacturers' technical manuals

•           install concealed devices and wiring for the Surveillance Equipment Specialty

•           program IP based video surveillance products for the Surveillance Equipment Specialty

•           install, repair and maintain street and alley lights for the Street Electronic Systems Specialty

•           communicate technical information related to electronic repair and maintenance

•           establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates

•           work from an aerial platform bucket truck, or other comparable vehicle to perform repair or maintenance if required by work assignment

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 8/15.)

 

All Specialties

 

EDUCATION:

Completion of a post high-school trades program in the specialty area from an accredited technical institute, trade school or college including possession of a diploma indicating completion of all program curriculum requirements.

 

OR

 

EDUCATION:

 

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade

 

AND

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Two years of experience performing the following work:

 

Electronic Equipment Specialty: Maintaining and repairing electronic equipment.

 

Instrumentation Specialty: Maintaining and repairing instrumentation systems.

 

Street Electronic Systems Specialty: Installing and repairing street lighting equipment or maintaining and constructing traffic signals or two years as an electrical apprentice.

 

Surveillance Equipment Specialty: Troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing fiber optic and/or wireless video surveillance and sound equipment.

 

NOTE: For the Street Electronic Systems Specialty, completion of an electrical apprenticeship program at a technical trade school or similar institution such as International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) meets the requirements.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES

 

            Possession of a valid general radio telephone operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission or a radio technician certificate issued by the Association of Police Communication Officers or the National Association of Business, Education and Radio during tenure of employment as an Electronic Technician 1, if required by work assignment.

 

            Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Common­wealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Electronic Technician 1, if required by work assignment.

Class Established - 2002

Spec. Revision

CSC - 03/2006, Ad Board - 06/2006

Latest Spec. Revision CSC – 8/15 Ad Board - 8/15

 

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