Engineering Technician Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direction of the Utilities Operations Superintendent, performs engineering work with emphasis computer aided design drafting. Work assignments are made both orally and in writing. Work is performed with moderate supervision and is regularly reviewed through observation, conferences, periodic inspection, and results obtained. Must be capable of completing tasks independently, as well as managing time effectively. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prepares, revises, and updates water and sewer maps and technical drawings. Draws illustrations for public presentation.

Draws civil, structural, and architectural drawings on AutoCAD, and/or in ink and pencil.

Reads and reviews as-built/construction blueprints.

Stores and archives documents and drawings.

Works in the field with utility crews to perform field locates of utilities.

Provides utility location information to the public by phone and in person.

Field locate piping using probes and shovels.

Assists administration with compiling reports and permits.

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Maintains and updates public works home page on Internet.

Assists clerk/secretary with ordering and picking up office/computer supplies.

Assists with answering telephones, especially during times of minimal office staffing.


REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade, supplemented by specialized course work in the use of AutoCAD (latest version – 14), as well as drafting, surveying, civil engineering, algebra, trigonometry and geometry; two years of drafting or design experience at the full performance level; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience (to include not less than 1 year of working experience and engineering drafting). Experience with water distribution system hydraulic modeling software (Cybernet, WaterCad, Hydronet, Kentucky Pipes, etc.) is considered to be highly beneficial. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of engineering drawing related to drafting.

Knowledge of basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Ability to make accurate, neat, and legible drawings using AutoCAD (Version 13) and/or manual drafing.

Ability to operate various personal computers with various graphics and nongraphics software packages as well as other office machines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in the use of drafting instruments in delineation and free-hand lettering.
    
Ability to read maps, legal descriptions, and other legal documents.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time without rest.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible.

Ability to see and read both large and small written and printed characters.

Ability to hear and understand a normal conversational tone of voice and use of a telephone.

Ability to remain in an awkward position for more than 10 minutes but not to exceed 30 minutes.

Ability to work on computers for extended periods of time without rest.

Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull items weighing up to 25 lbs.

Ability to lift and carry, push and pull items that are difficult to hold and carry.

Ability to walk up to two miles and in inclement weather.

Ability to speak clearly and concisely

Ability to work accurately in a noisy and stressful environment.

Ability to carry items for distances not to exceed 100 yds.

 

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 - 3/28/16