Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 28-Apr-2022 to 10-May-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 74139.52-103423.84 per year $1425.76 - $1988.92
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: SCADA Maintenance - Water

UNION/ GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 22



Participates in the development, installation and maintenance of the Authority's wide area Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Required to be on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Works under the general supervision of the Program Manager, SCADA.


Exercises close supervision of other technicians as assigned.


  • Leads a technician team in the development, installation, enhancement and maintenance of the control and monitoring system.
  • Assigns work schedules and keeps records and documentation, including but not limited to Maximo and weekly reports, of all work performed.
  • Installs, repairs and services direct to line, time division multiplex digital channel banks and analog/digital CSU/DSU high-speed data modems.
  • Works with the Telephone Company and other vendors to achieve data line installations and repairs.
  • Performs precision calibration and maintenance on primary instrumentation devices utilized for the control and operation of SCADA controlled and monitored water and wastewater facilities.
  • Maintains an up-to-date set of records and documentation on all SCADA facilities.
  • Installs, repairs and services VHF, UHF, point to multipoint multiple address and spread spectrum data radios along with analog/digital microwave systems in the 2, 5, 10, 11, and 23 Ghz bands as directed.
  • Installs, repairs and services microwave towers, antennas, transmission lines and dehydrator units as directed.
  • Works with Human Machine Interface screens, SCADA PCs and programmable logic controllers.
  • Insures in-house and consultant compliance with the SCADA Standards.
  • Performs preliminary path studies of proposed microwave links as well as frequency interference and intermodulation studies at microwave/radio sites.


  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering; Bachelor degree preferred; and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience maintaining and servicing computer controlled programmable logic controllers and/or other types of automated process equipment; 450/900 Mhz data radio, analog, digital and medium density microwave radio, transmission line and high gain antenna systems; calibration, repair and maintenance of instrumentation and telemetry devices; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to troubleshoot to the board level using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, service monitors, frequency counters, frequency selective voltmeters, watt meters, transmission line network analyzers and BER test sets as well as using computer driven diagnostics.
  • Ability to install, align and service microwave towers, dish, yagi and omni directional antennas in excess of 100 feet above ground level.
  • Familiarity with windows-based Intellution HMI application software, AutoCAD or other equivalent CAD design programs, and computer-aided microwave terrain analysis engineering programs; and working knowledge of Windows XP.
  • Excellent communications skills required.


  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License required within six (6) months.
  • Valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Ability to pass Confined Space Entry Training within six months.
  • ISA Certified Control System Technician (CCST) certificate preferred.


Electronic test equipment, PLCs, climbing and fall retrieval equipment, personal computer, including word processing and other software, hand tools, mobile radio, copy and fax machines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee occasionally climbs exposed towers in excess of 100 feet above ground. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities, required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings and moderately quiet in office settings.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.

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