Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation





KIRA Training Services

Job Title:

SCADA, PLC, HMI Technician

Job Location:

Kodiak, AK

Labor Category:

Non-Exempt / CBA (Union)

Clearance Requirement:


Travel Requirement:



Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly-owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.  



Scope of Work:  The primary purpose of this position is to provide support on critical applications and department operations. Responsible for the efficient programming and installation of a real-time-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System for the electric water and wastewater utility systems data analysis.



  • Perform technical work for the operation, performance, and maintenance of the client’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • This system monitors and controls water, wastewater, lifts-stations, and reuse-distribution facilities
  • Lead internal SCADA projects and perform design and implementation of control and communication systems.
  • Manage SCADA system equipment, components, and assets.
  • Take the lead in troubleshooting SCADA network communication problems.
  • Maintain, analyze, and improve network system performance.
  • Improve existing methodologies to ensure proper network system operation and security.
  • Set up Ethernet networks, computers, and other HMI (Human Machine Interface) equipment for communication with field equipment using established industrial protocols.
  • Program, install, and test switches, routers, modems, and other network equipment.
  • Test and run diagnostics to verify the connectivity of equipment.
  • Deploy system patches and firmware updates.
  • Program PLCs for both control and process information gathering and reporting.
  • Perform any other needed programming, updates, or diagnostics of the SCADA system.
  • Develop, and update, equipment databases, software licenses, device applications, and configurations.
  • Develop and implement methods for backing up all systems including PLCs to maintain a current library of all custom applications, and ensure all data is retrievable.
  • Train technicians & operations staff in the operation and maintenance of SCADA and PLCs.
  • Confer with contractors, operators, mechanics, project engineers, and supervisors about SCADA issues.
  • Develop specifications for vendors for repairs, upgrades, and new installation work.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Minimum education of an associate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Communications technology, or a computer-based field from an accredited institution. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field preferred.
  • Trained and certified on the equipment and software on which they are working from an industry-recognized trainer. This shall include SCADA security, programming, and data recovery. 
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience.
  • Must be able to perform duties under adverse weather conditions (extreme cold / heat, etc.).        Outside work in winter, summer, rain, sleet, and snow and on uneven terrain – side hills and slopes.
  • Must be able to work alternate and extended shift schedules when necessary to meet the mission requirements of the customer including weekends and holidays. 
  • Physically fit to bend, stoop, and lift in awkward positions and able to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Duties will require frequent periods of bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, reaching above shoulder level, and kneeling.  Occasionally require periods of crawling and climbing.  
  • Must be able to perform On-call duties when and report to work within the required timeframe from notification.
  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check.  Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.  
  • Must have practical knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards, and standard safety practices.  
  • Must possess the ability to work in a team or alone and be able to change jobs on short notice.



THTBC offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Basic Life, & AD&D
  • Employee Paid Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, and AD&D for Dependents
  • Accrued Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid holidays 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily.  The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation.


THTBC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.     


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