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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
39.07 - 52.36 Per Hour
Burbank, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Instrument Controls Technician

The City of Burbank, a thriving community in southern California’s world-class media center, is a great place to live and an even better place to work. We have an outstanding opportunity available for a qualified individual to carry out instrument and system maintenance and repair activities in electric generating plants; and to perform related work as required.

In this challenging position, you will program, service, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of electronic and pneumatic instruments, computerized equipment, and control systems; perform a variety of tests including, but not limited to, physical and chemical analysis and water treatment; operate a variety of electronic and computerized metering instruments and equipment; use a variety of hand tools; operate motor vehicles; observe instruments; collect data; prepare and maintain a variety of written records both manually and electronically; operate a computer with related software; and clean up and dispose of acids and other hazardous materials that are present and utilized by the Instrument and Controls Section. Selected candidate may assist in designing control and operating systems for boilers and related power plant equipment.

Requirements include two years of college course work in any of the following concentrations: chemistry, physics, electronics, instrumentation, and/or engineering; and two years of recent instrumentation and controls field experience related to any of the following industrial processes: high pressure steam boilers, combustion turbines, industrial engines and generators, or refineries. NOTE: Additional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at time of appointment and a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic First Aid Certificates from authorized providers, as determined by the Management Services Department within six months of appointment are also required.

Selected candidate must also possess keen color vision, the ability to write clear and accurate reports; read, write, and communicate in English at an appropriate level; interact and communicate tactfully and effectively with a culturally diverse population; discern potentially dangerous situations; make independent judgements and decisions based on standard policy or procedures; cope with situations calmly and tactfully; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, contractors, and the public.

Employees in this classification are required to comply with the American National Standards Institute’s requirements of Practices for Respiratory Protection.

We offer a starting salary of $6,772 to $9,075 per month plus superb benefits including City-contributed retirement plan, cafeteria-style health benefits, and tuition reimbursement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. Please apply online at If you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. The position will be open until filled, however, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The City of Burbank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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