Jul 07, 2022

Engineer in Training, Reliability (Control Systems)

$72,924 - $87,484 yearly
  • Central Arizona Project
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time Engineer - Reliability

Job Description

About the Pay

Note: The salary range listed ($72,924 - $87,484) reflects the TARGET HIRING RANGE only and does not represent the full pay range for this position.

About Central Arizona Project

Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state's single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state's population.
We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy a team oriented and safety focused work culture. The close community of a small company is driven to help fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, part-time telecommute option available, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. CAP is truly a great place to work!

About the Department

The Maintenance Control Department provides reliability engineering expertise to Central Arizona Project (CAP) and is seeking a Control Systems Reliability Engineer in Training to provide discipline expertise to CAP's asset management program.  

About the Responsibilities

The Reliability Engineer in Training (EIT) position is intended to provide Central Arizona Project (CAP) an internal method to train engineers for future filling of Reliability Engineer positions.  The Reliability Engineer in Training will gain a thorough understanding of the operation and maintenance requirements of the CAP through job assignment, mentoring, and training.  Individuals in this position will work regularly with experienced craftsmen, engineers and other maintenance personnel to learn about the equipment, systems and procedures in place across the CAP.

The EIT is a strategic role whose purpose is to help identify trends and prevent system failures through the application of maintenance metrics, key performance indicators and predictive and condition-based maintenance programs.  Provides reliability engineering services as a member of an asset management team responsible for the reliability, availability and maintenance of pumping plants, water conveyance systems and facilities for the CAP.

In collaboration with others, provides support to internal customers through the following means: field troubleshooting and diagnostic testing, identification of failures through root-cause failure analysis, develop recommendations for long-term capital expenditures, modification to equipment maintenance plans and further refinement of the major asset condition assessment program. 

Control Systems:  Assessment, evaluation and engineering support activities for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), industrial control networks, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), Historian and condition-based monitoring, digital controllers, digital protective relays, digital excitation control systems, sensors, transducers and other control hardware and software.

A few of the specific responsibilities include:

·        Support the development and administration of an integrated maintenance program for all CAP facilities that incorporates preventive/predictive maintenance (ppm) industry best practices.

·        Develop, review, and modify maintenance procedures, guidelines and schedules for control system elements.  Write and adjust ppm procedures and frequencies as necessary.  Provide standardization in ppm procedures and frequencies.          

·        Utilize industry best practices (Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Monitoring, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Key Performance Indicators, etc.) to provide continuous improvement and optimum equipment performance, safety and reliability at minimum costs.

This position will be part of a rotational program for up to 12 months.  The selected candidate(s) will split time between the Reliability Engineering and Engineering Resources groups before transitioning full-time into Reliability Engineering.  The intent of this program is to have new personnel gain exposure to engineering design work associated with CAP control system elements, and then support the transition into asset ownership as part of the maintenance and reliability program.

During time spent with CAP Engineering Resources you will have the opportunity to work in a multi-discipline engineering team to provide complete and professional control systems design services and technical leadership for the purpose of planning, constructing, testing, and commissioning new features of the CAP.  This will include control systems design and construction support, which requires technical expertise in various elements:  industrial communication networks and protocols, protective relaying systems, conditioned based monitoring systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), SCADA systems, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), control schematics, and wiring diagrams.  During construction the team provides technical oversight of plans and specifications, materials and cost estimates, reviews and communicates comments on contract submittals, reviews and responds to technical Request for Information, inspects work done by contractors and CAP maintenance personnel, and provides technical input on work quality, as-built drawings, and adherence to codes and standards.  A few of the current control systems projects include a SCADA system upgrade, obsolete PLC platform replacement, and flow meter replacements.

About the Qualifications

A Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.  Must effectively manage multiple projects at various phases of the project life cycle; possess and be able to demonstrate good communication and professional interpersonal skills; have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, coordinate resources and work through competing priorities; possess a working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Project, and standard MS Office applications; ability to work well under pressure of time constraints and commitments.  Preference given to candidates who have previous work or internship experience related to this position and those who have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Required Certifications or Licenses: Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record. 

This is a safety-sensitive position and requires physical testing.

If you are a creative thinker looking for exciting challenges and work variety, at an amazing company, APPLY ONLINE TODAY www.cap-az.com/jobs! Your water, your future.

Apply Now