Analyzer / CEMS Technician
The skill set required to be a good CEMS Maintenance Specialist is anything but specialized. An individual will want to have some knowledge in the majority of the following areas:
- Electronics – reading drawings, using test equipment, troubleshooting analog and discrete signal loops and following diagnostic procedures.
- Physics and chemistry – understanding methods of detecting and measuring specific elements/compounds, gas laws, behavior of soluble and insoluble compounds.
- Heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid flow – understanding pressure, flow and temperature relationships in gaseous and liquid systems.
- Mechanics – knowledge of operation of pumps and valves, reading drawings such as P&IDs, working with hand tools, solving physical problems.
- Controller programming – understanding logic operations such as ladder logic and Boolean logic, using portable computers to interface with controller hardware and modify PLC programs.
- PC knowledge – Windows OS, DOS OS and VAX OS; Microsoft® Office® products such as Outlook®, Word®, Excel®, Access® and Visio®; Internet applications; Visual Basic®; Network communications.
- Regulatory issues – locating, understanding and applying federal and state regulations on air pollution.
- Technical writing – preparing documents such as procedures, program plans, applications and scheduled reports.
- Interpersonal skills – working with customers to identify problems, provide solutions and giving them confidence in the solutions.
- Discipline – working the required hours as well as providing services when planned or, where agreements exist, as needed.
The qualified individual may have knowledge in two, three, four or more of these areas. Therefore, a demonstrated “ability to learn” is very valuable. Starting pay will be commensurate with the breadth of knowledge and experience.
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