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Engineering Technician I

at Lower Colorado River Authority

Posted: 3/18/2019
Job Reference #: 5825

Job Description

  • LocationUS-TX-Austin
    # Positions
    1
  • General Overview

    At an entry to senior level, performs drafting and/or engineering support duties. This position develops competence by performing structured work assignments and receives instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues. This position focuses on either drafting or engineering support duties, or performs a combination of the following duties.

    • Reads and interprets engineering drawings, construction drawings and other technical information.
    • Using computer-aided design software and equipment, prepares detailed engineering drawings, maps and graphs from provided materials such as previous drawings, layouts, detailed sketches and standard references. Clearly indicates revisions. Files drawings and drawing update documentation according to standard procedures.
    • Assists in drafting solicitation documents using established procedures, formats and templates to support procurement and contract activities.
    • Assists with field and/or office research related to field measurements, historical engineering drawings, equipment databases, microfilm, inventory, electronic document management system (EDMS) records and other technical records to design equipment and layouts, as well as to produce equipment ratings and facility statistics. Field research may involve various physical activities.
    • Prepares basic specifications, materials and fixed capital unit (FCU) lists.
    • Assists in setting up work orders and requisition entries.
    • Performs data entry in the departmental engineering database.
    • Prepares basic reports related to projects, work plans, equipment, assets and budgets. Assists with preparing more complex reports.
    • Operates equipment, such as plotters, printers, copiers and scanners.
    • Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary.

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Engineering Technician I

    One or more years of experience interpreting technical drawings/documents and performing technical analysis or drafting using computer-aided design software. A degree in computer-aided design or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Driver’s license

    Engineering Technician II

    Three or more years of experience interpreting technical drawings/documents and performing technical analysis; drafting using computer-aided design software; or performing engineering design. A degree in computer-aided design, engineering technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Driver’s license

    Engineering Technician Sr

    Six or more years of experience interpreting technical drawings/documents and performing technical analysis; drafting using computer-aided design software; or performing engineering design. A degree in computer-aided design, engineering technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred candidate will have AUTOCAD experience, along with experience in:

    - Database/Storage

    - Meridian, OnBase knowledge

    - Experience with electrical & mechanical engineering drawings

    - Familiar with modeling electrical systems in ETAP