Senior SCADA / PLC technician
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s 800,000-gallon aquatic life support systems. This position will serve as a work leader and oversee the operation and maintenance of aquarium life support automated controls systems by training and supporting staff on control system operation, construction, maintenance, and programming.
Functions & Responsibilities
Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining aquarium life support automated control systems and control system components.
Initiate, manage, and complete controls projects and programming of control systems and components; develop scope of work for projects, design control systems and develop budgets for control systems.
Serve on a rotation for life support and facility operations including weekend duty and is expected to maintain all components of exhibit life support systems by conducting routine and emergency repair.
Communicate with staff across functional areas regarding maintenance for each system to maintain standards by collaborating with water quality, veterinary, and animal care staff to ensure the highest standards of animal care and welfare for all animal exhibits and holding/quarantine systems.
Assist the Senior Curator of Life Support with supervision of the work of life support staff by assigning and scheduling tasks so that work is completed properly and on time.
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Skills & Experience
Education & Experience
Associates degree or higher in electrical engineering or related field.
Specialized training or certification in automation, electronics, or electrical fields.
Experience programming and troubleshooting PLCs.
Experience interpreting and preparing electrical or electronic plans, diagrams, and schematics.
Work experience in mechanical fields or mechanical engineering fields.
Experience in project management including maintaining budgets.
Experience supervising and managing.
Industry-related experience working in a public aquarium, water/wastewater treatment, aquaculture, or similar facility.