SCADA/Automation Technician

Position Opens: 2020-02-18


Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County is currently seeking a SCADA/Automation Technician. The SCADA/Automation Technician will configure, maintain and support the SCADA application and server infrastructure to ensure its reliable, safe and secure operation.

The SCADA/Automation Technician supports the infrastructure platforms necessary for reliable and efficient SCADA operations.  Responsibilities involve the daily troubleshooting and resolution of incidents, operational maintenance and support, application and environment change control, and proactive/preventative analysis of system health and performance. The position will work collaboratively with other staff on recommendations for District’s Technology strategic planning.

Minimum Requirements

Successful applicants must have:

College Degree, or Technical Training in Automation Technology, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience/education.  A demonstrable 3 – 5 years of experience supporting SCADA application platforms, field devices such as RTACs/RTUs, and networking experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of the SCADA application platform including maintenance, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Strong working knowledge in the creation and maintenance of HMI displays in collaboration with customers.

  • Experience with developing field device data point mapping.

  • Experience with communication protocols, such as DNP or OPC, and network systems associated with a SCADA infrastructure.

  • Working knowledge of database architectures, queries, and maintenance with such database technologies as MS-SQL.

  • Basic knowledge of local and wide area network environments; network routing and switching understanding; all layers of the OSI reference model and the protocols therein (e.g., LLDP, 802.*, CDP, Ethernet, MPLS, OSPF, DNP, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of Windows Server administration and virtualization platforms/technologies/tools (VMWare, Hyper-V).

How to Apply

Please complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume. If preferred, application materials may be emailed to:; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn:  Human Resources.

Online Job Description - SCADA/Automation Technician
Online Application - SCADA/Automation Technician

Position is open until filled.  Starting pay is DOQ, with an excellent benefits package.

The Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.