Electronics Technologist

Req ID:  570
Business Unit:  Integrated Water Services
Division:  Wastewater Infrastructure Operations
Shift:  Regular
Rate of Pay:  $47.30 - $53.58 per hour
Hours of Work:  80 hours bi-weekly
Posting Date:  Feb 2, 2024
Closing Date: 




Req ID: 570 

Business Unit: Integrated Water Services 

Division: Wastewater Infrastructure Operations

Regular/ Auxiliary: Regular

Pay Grade: CAN/05/02/J18 

Rate of Pay:  $48.72 - $55.19 per hour (2024 rates)

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date: December 6, 2023

Review Date: December 18, 2023, but will remain open until filled



This position has responsibility for oversight and support of Integrated Water Services SCADA systems and projects. This includes application configuration, maintenance, monitoring, graphics development, and system performance activities in accordance with Capital Regional District policies, procedures, and standards. This position also provides technical support, guidance and direction to IWS staff.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight and administration of SCADA system software, structure and functionality including develops and implements SCADA System procedures and standards and designs, creates and implements SCADA graphics and related applications.
  • Provides SCADA system maintenance which includes database and display updates and on site point to point testing and troubleshooting.
  • Provides guidance and direction to ensure that enhancements, system integrity and application design meet operational needs.
  • Specifies, installs, maintains, services, repairs and calibrates electrical/electronic equipment, controls and instruments. Provides expertise, trouble shooting and guidance to other IWS staff.
  • Maintains the operational condition and accuracy of a variety of SCADA and electronic equipment by inspecting, testing, repairing, adjusting, regulating, and calibrating the equipment.
  • Maintains services and calibrates hand-held and fixed gas detectors.
  • Analyses operating statistics to improve automation software and SCADA system operations.
  • Performs technical functions for the Inflow and Infiltration (I and I) program.
  • Designs, installs, commissions, programs software and maintains programmable logic controllers, Human Machine Interface, electronic equipment, and SCADA systems.
  • Provides ongoing guidance and direction to IWS staff with respect to the use, design and operations of SCADA systems as well as required troubleshooting.
  • Recommends, provides analysis, designs, specifies, purchases, installs, and commissions equipment and instruments for capital works and operations including sensors, instrumentation, control systems, water quality equipment and remote monitoring systems.
  • Provides project management oversight and services with regard to new, expansion and/or modifications of facilities as well as changes to control logic and infrastructure.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders. Installs and maintains data radio systems and liaises with communication companies with respect to new telemetry line installations, repair or upgrading of existing lines and radio communications.
  • Prepares reports on equipment malfunctions or the need for new equipment.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Additional Information

  • None

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced SCADA systems for the monitoring, collection and processing of data.
  • Strong analytical, processing, and documentation skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications including MS-Excel and MS-Word.
  • Must have reasonable typing skills to effectively complete required work.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills.
  • Ability to review and analyze information in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Must be capable to learn new computer applications in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Perform work in an independent manner as well as in a team environment as the job requires.
  • Knowledge of water and waste water operations and procedures, computer systems, and basic network communications configuration.
  • Demonstrates initiative with proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with clients, Industrial Automation team, and senior management.
  • Knowledge of and ability to manage projects and databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of WorkSafeBC practices/protocols, Workers’ Compensation Act and OHS Regulations and other relevant safety statutes.


  • Diploma in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 8 years' directly related experience


  • Electronics Technolgist or Technician (ASTT BC)
  • Low Voltage Certification (Technical Safety BC)
  • Valid BC Driver's Licence



To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click "Apply now" to submit your resume and covering letter online.


We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of

experience, education and/or training where possible.


The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

If you require assistance, please email us at careers@crd.bc.ca