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Salt Lake City Corporation PUBLIC UTILITIES ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III UNION (POSITION MAY BE UNDER FILLED TO A II OR I) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

Performs routine technical work in drafting and design, field and materials inspection, construction inspection, surveying, subdivision review, or other related areas under the supervision of other engineering staff. Employees in this classification may rotate from one specific assignment to another as workloads change, or for training and orientation. Applies knowledge and judgment in evaluating data required by engineers for project planning, designs and construction administration. Uses complex instrument/tools to perform assignments which include nonstandard applications.

Responsibilities

ENGINEER TECH I

  • Under direct supervision, drafts and designs simple plans, works in the field to measure quantities and review drawings, takes samples, runs simple field tests, and assists with the preparation of blueprints, vault copies, contracts, maps and charts for permanent retention or for distribution.

  • Makes minor repairs and adjustments to assigned equipment. Performs daily and weekly maintenance as required. May get supplies or make deliveries.

  • Maintains basic logs and work records. Informs supervisor of needed supplies and maintenance of equipment.

  • Makes basic reports to supervisor and department. Completes forms and charts. Assists with filing and locating stored information. Cleans work area.

  • May assist with field engineering work, including operation of survey and inspection equipment and field measurement of constructed quantities.

  • Refers public inquiries to appropriate persons.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

ENGINEER TECH II

  • Drafts plans for engineering projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts. Plots maps and charts using computer information or field notes indicating relationships between various items on finished drawings. Calculates field quantities, measurements, and property descriptions. Assists in preparation of specifications according to standard accepted engineering principles and practices.

  • Operates lettering equipment, reproduction machines and computer, including job-related engineering software. Inspects and reviews construction of engineering projects including pipelines, lift stations, pump houses, curb and gutter projects, street resurfacing and construction, parks and recreation projects, airport buildings, runways and subdivision layouts, to verify finished work conforms to bid specifications, alignment, field contours, engineering drawings and standard building codes.

  • Takes and inspects samples of items used in construction projects or soil and field items. Prepares samples for testing. May determine weights, densities, strengths and other qualities of materials samples. Prepares reports for others in department for review. May reject supplied materials upon results of testing. Interprets blueprints, field designs, notes and contracts for various field and office crews. Keeps detailed daily diary of inspection, test and other information received, instructions ordered and sample results.

  • Operates transit, theodolite, level, chain and other measuring equipment. Turns angles, determines points and reviews benchmarks. Keeps information for field notebooks. Marks and drives stakes. Checks for grade and level.

  • Notifies contractors and general public of project requirements, possible interruptions or delays and other appropriate information. Resolves minor problems in the field after consulting with supervisors.

  • Reviews subdivision or private development plans to ensure conformance to planning, zoning, engineering design and City ordinances. Under supervision, approves plans and assists in issuance of permits. May make field inspections to determine if approved specifications are followed on the jobsite, and work with contractors and developers to assist them in conforming to requirements.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

ENGINEER TECH III

  • Draws plans for engineering projects using topographical profiles and related maps and charts. Plots maps and charts using computer information or field notes indicating relationships between various items on finished drawings. Calculates field quantities, measurements, and property descriptions. Assists in preparation of specifications according to standard accepted engineering principles and practices.

  • Operates lettering equipment, reproduction machines and computer, including job related engineering software. Inspects and reviews construction of engineering projects, to verify finished work conforms to bid specifications, alignment, field contours engineering drawings and standard building codes. Determines compliance with plans and specifications.

  • Takes and inspects samples of items used in construction projects or soil and field items. Prepares samples for testing. May determine weights, densities, strengths and other qualities of materials sampled. Prepares reports for others in department for review. May reject supplied materials upon results of testing. Interprets blueprints, field designs, notes and contracts for various field and office crews. Keeps detailed daily diary of inspection, test and other information received, instructions ordered and sample results.

  • Operates total points transit, theodolite, level, chain and other measuring equipment. Turn angles, determines points and reviews benchmarks. Keeps information for field notebooks. Marks and drives stakes. Checks for grade and level.

  • Notifies contractors and general public of perfect requirements, possible interruptions or delays and other appropriate information. Resolves minor problems in the field after consulting with supervisors.

  • Reviews subdivision or private development plans to ensure conformance to planning zoning, engineering design and City ordinances. Under supervision, approves plans and assists in issuance of permits. Makes field inspections to determine if approved specifications are followed on the jobsite. Works with contractors and developers to assist them in conforming to requirements.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

ENGINEER TECH I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent. Interest in learning basic drafting and design, surveying, construction methods, materials inspection and related work, with fundamental knowledge of algebra, and general science obtained from high school level course.

  • Knowledge of basic engineering terms as they apply to records management, inventory control, or engineering field work.

  • Ability to work well with contractors, developers, co-workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances, and to answer basic procedural questions.

  • Ability to learn and operate computers in engineering applications.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

ENGINEER TECH II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent. Two years’ paid work experience performing drafting and design, survey work, construction inspection or closely related field. Two years’ formal post high school training in civil engineering or related field such as drafting, surveying, materials testing, building trades, or construction inspection may be substituted for two years’ field experience. Training must include at least 22 quarter or 16 semester hours of passing grades for related subjects.

  • Ability to maintain detailed records, prepare written reports, and work well with contractors, developers, co-workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances. Working knowledge of field construction methods, programmable computers or related/required software.

  • If required by department, ACI Certification - Level 1 within six months of hire.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

ENGINEER TECH III:

  • High school graduation or equivalent. Four years' paid work experience performing drafting and design, survey work, construction inspection or other closely related work. Two years' formal post high school training in civil engineering or related field such as drafting. surveying, materials testing, building trades or construction inspection may be substituted for two years' field experience. Training must include at least 45 quarter or 30 semester hours of passing grades for related subjects, and at least one course in computer work as it relates to civil engineering.

  • Ability to maintain detailed records, prepare written reports, and work well with contractors, developers, co‑workers, supervisors and the general public under varying circumstances. Working knowledge of field construction methods, programmable computers or related/required software.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card.

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Requisition ID2021-5048

DepartmentPUBLIC UTILITIES

Minimum SalaryUSD $17.55/Hr.

Maximum SalaryUSD $26.43/Hr.

Post End Date3/16/2021

LocationUS-UT-Salt Lake City

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