Engineering Technician (Inspection Assignment) Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under direction of the Utilities Operations Superintendent’s office, performs technical work involving the inspection and acceptance of newly constructed water distribution, wastewater collection, lift stations and reclaimed water utilities. This work requires self-motivation and thorough knowledge of the City’s Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Reclaimed Water technical specifications and all applicable FDEP Regulations for utilities. Work assignments are received orally and in writing. Work is performed with some independence within the established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and for results obtained through construction projects.Performs other work as required.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Inspects construction and pre-acceptance operational ability of water distribution and wastewater collection systems for new development and Capital Improvement Projects.

Inspects all connections to the City’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Also inspects installation of all tapping sleeves, tapping valves, and line stops prior to tapping.

Witness’s pressure test on all newly constructed water mains, force mains, and reuse mains tapping sleeves and line stops.

Investigates and responds to contractor and developer inquiries regarding new water/wastewater/reuse construction.

Attends pre-construction, on site progress, pre-final acceptance and final acceptance meetings. Assists in the review of construction plans. Assists in verifying location, size and material of existing utilities in relation to new construction and new utility connections.

Conducts surveillance of new development projects to deter water theft, misuse of services/hydrants and to insure valve location access.

Operates and exercises valves as needed.

Coordinates with other City Departments to resolve utility conflicts under design or on new construction.

Inspects water/wastewater service connections to completed building/structure prior to certificate of occupancy

Operates City vehicles and equipment; organizes inspection routes; visits multiple job sites.


REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED required. Some college level business and/or engineering course work. Class C Water Distribution and/or Wastewater Collection Technical certification required. Position requires a minimum of eight years experience in water/wastewater utility construction/maintenance with at least two of those years in a progressive role of water/wastewater inspection. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain a Florida Driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the methods, materials, and practices, outlined in the City of Melbourne Technical Specifications for Construction of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems, proposed reclaimed water specifications and applicable FDEP regulations.

Ability and skill to safely operate a motor vehicle during adverse traffic and weather conditions.

Ability and skill to read and correctly interpret civil engineering plans, specifications, and related documents.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, contractors, developers, engineers, other agencies.

Ability and skill to clearly communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain inspection records and to prepare reports.

Knowledge and skill in the use of and testing equipment and instruments associated with inspection and testing of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

Knowledge of basic math and the skill necessary to make engineering computations as they relate to the described job duties.


C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to see and/or read both large and small written and printed characters, letters, numbers, and words.

Ability to print, write, or draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible and easily understood by others.

Ability and skill to proficiently understand, speak, read, and write the English language

Ability and skill to hear and understand the English language that is spoken in a normal, low and high pitched, tone of voice.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing up to forty lbs.

Ability to carry items from one point to the other for a distance which may range from less than 10 feet to not more than one mile, as well as items that may be considered unwieldy and awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to lift items up to or down from knee, waist, chest, shoulder and above the head.

Ability to hold items (weighing between 1 and 10 lbs.) for a period not to exceed 10 minutes, without putting the item down.

Ability to walk over uneven ground, and enter/leave trenches by way of ladder

Ability to push and pull items (which may or may not have rollers) for distances not to exceed 20 feet, and such distance may be level, inclined and declines.

Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods not less than 30 minutes, but not more than 8 consecutive hours.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to sit for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk continuously over uneven ground for more than 10 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk up and down stairs/ladders

Ability to bend, kneel, or squat.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods between one and ten minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically throughout the working day.

Ability to move back and forth or sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to learn simple and complex tasks.

Ability to complete tasks unassisted once trained.

Ability to operate a motor vehicles such as automobile, pick up truck, utility truck, passenger van, and cargo van.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to work overtime when needed.

Ability to work in confined space areas.

Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ability to work in sandy, dusty environments

Ability to work at levels higher than three feet.

Ability to work around equipment which may emanate microwaves, generate static electricity, emit chemical odors, and may generate constant noise such as humming, tapping, ringing, etc.

 

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

 

Revision Date -08/07/18