Engineering Technician

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Dept/Div: Sanitation/Engineering

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary:    $41,481.00 - $54,088.50

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate technical work assisting with planning and designing capital improvement projects, conducting on-site surveys and inspections, monitoring systems and sites, assisting with the development of the Capital Program, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the District Engineer.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

• Inspects public and private construction projects; serves as city onsite project representative for construction projects; ensures compliance with MS4 erosion control requirements.

• Ensures contractor compliance with project plans and specifications; documents construction progress; resolves issues and documents corrective action.

• Completes on-site surveys and field investigations, employing various types of survey equipment and tools, such as GPS, total station, level, and rod in order to establish grade, elevation, level, location and attribute data.

• Utililizes manhole scanner, pole camera, push camera, and other equipment and software as needed.

• Assists with preparation of wastewater and stormwater capital improvement planning and design.

• Assists in maintaining GIS through the utilization of ArcGIS software and the investigation of infrastructure and collection of field data.

• Evaluates and determines pipeline and manhole PACP and MACP ratings for department assets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering and construction; thorough knowledge of technology and software related to engineering; thorough knowledge of research methodology and of standard statistical procedures; thorough knowledge of various ordinances, codes and regulations pertaining to engineering and construction; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; ability to read and interpret surveys, site plans, architectural and engineering drawings, maps and blueprints accurately; ability to deal firmly and tactfully in enforcing policies, ordinances and codes; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other department personnel, supervisors, and the general public.

Education and Experience

Associate’s/Technical degree in engineering, construction management, or related field and considerable experience working within a public utilities department related to wastewater and stormwater operations and construction management, and moderate experience with GIS, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions, frequently requires climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and occasionally requires sitting and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to vibration and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements

Completion of Indiana Water and Sewer Association Water and Sewer Construction Inspection Course within 1 year of hire.

Obtain National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Pipeline and Manhole Assessment Certification Program Certification within one year of hire.

Valid driver's license in the State of Indiana.

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