Electrical & Instrument Technician II

Requisition ID:  7838

Iowa City, IA, US, 52240

ENGIE North America is seeking an experienced Electrical and Instrumentation Technician II (E&I Tech II) for an exciting opportunity in our Operations and Maintenance Group at the University of Iowa campus located in Iowa City IA. ENGIE has a 50 year concession to operate and maintain the utility production and distribution network on the campus. This position has stable work, excellent benefits and compensation including bonus opportunities. All work is located at the Main Campus and Oakdale Satellite Campus. The E&I tech II is responsible for installation, operation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and repairs of utility distribution and production plant electronic and instrumentation equipment including but not limited to electric, steam, chilled water and water metering, communications, protection and control systems, instrumentation, utility network administration and security. 


What you’ll do:

  • Determine jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates outages, completes work, places systems back into service  

  • Perform and document pre-job hazard assessment and provide pre-job briefs as needed

  • Interpret and maintain wiring diagrams, schematics, updates system logs, drawings and documentation on utility systems

  • Assist with troubleshooting and maintenance of program logic controller (PLC) based auxiliary systems

  • Design and implement control system changes or new control schemes and advise utility staff of changes

  • Install and configure new modules, control stations, firmware and software revisions for the utility computer-based control systems 

  • Monitor system performance, using system interfaces, and makes recommendations for system improvements

  • Provide functional supervision including training and instructions to other staff

  • Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for writing and completing work orders with notes

  • Meet and  the required criteria for E&I Tech II

  • Carry out other duties as assigned


What you bring:


  • Minimum level of education required: High School Diploma, or GED Equivalent



  • The Experience requirement of four (4) years maybe fulfilled with a combination of advanced education and work experience examples include:
    • An AAS or Bachelor’s degree in Automation & Instrumentation or Electronics Engineering Technology, or a similar technical program of study
    • Military training, or Trade School and a combination of experience as detailed below.
    • In lieu of advanced education or formal training,  4+ years of direct work experience with industrial automation and controls may be considered
  • 4 years’ relevant experience and/or training; licenses, endorsements or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of that experience in utility systems, industrial, process or power plants
  • 1 year MS Server
  • 2 years supporting multilayer switches in an industrial environment. 
  • Experience working with a CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System)
  • On call as needed/deemed necessary by Management 

  • Experienced with mechanical and electrical safety as well as experience implementing OSHA job site requirements

  • Knowledge of utility systems and equipment

  • Experienced in the use of tools and methods necessary to troubleshoot and maintain electrical and electronic utility equipment

  • Application of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the electrical, electronics, instrumentation and control, and network administration trades

  • Knowledge of the trade occupational hazards and safety precautions while working in confined spaces, aerial or elevated locations, extreme temperatures, excavations, +and other environmental caused conditions

  • Knowledge of electrical codes, utility standards, and safety programs as governed by rules, regulations and guidelines of local, state, and national electrical and safety codes, equipment manufacturers and others

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, control system drawings and repair manuals

  • Skill in calibrating utility instrumentation

  • Ability to perform problem decomposition and stepwise refinement in problem solving

  • Ability to analyze system problems, recommend and implement system changes

  • Knowledge of high-level programming concepts such as objects, functions, routines, data types, tag naming conventions and be to code and run simple PLC programs 

  • Experienced in installation and configuration of control system hardware and software

  • Knowledge of network architectures and Ethernet networks using routers and switches

  • Understands the variations in platform protocols and understand the role of protocol layers in data networks


Additional Information / Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future
  • Valid State issued Drivers license with clean driving record (Driving company vehicles is required) 

  • Home/personal telephone ( empoyee will be on-call  or called in emergency situations)

  • Ability to perform basic math computations

  • Ability to maintain records and system documentation

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other department personnel, vendors and suppliers, students, staff, and the general public

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to train and instruct

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements 

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to a company computer, and work with standard software applications

  • Must be physically capable to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of equipment and portable radio communication

  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing; sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks and the like as required); kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50 lbs)

  • Capable of performing repetitive motions as required

  • Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals

  • Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, shafts, small enclosed areas, pipes and the like) as required 

  • Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full-face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses

  •  Working Environment:
    • Indoors: 85% Outdoors: 15% 
    • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time
    • Work in Distribution Plant environments can be hot, dusty and with moderate to high noise levels


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions




ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone. 



In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System.  As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus.


Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $31.82 - $51.78 USD per hour 
  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors 
  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan
  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match
  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits 


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws.  

Your talent acquisition partner can share more specific information regarding the salary for the position based on the work location. 


If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com. This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

ENGIE North America Inc. encourages individuals to apply for open positions using the Apply Online button below.  However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line you may mail your resume to our address: ENGIE North America Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056. 

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ESI NORTHAM
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Iowa City