Engineering Technician (Part-Time)

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Submission Deadline

March 23rd, 2022

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DEPARTMENT:   Infrastructure & Development (Public Works & Engineering)

WORK SCHEDULE:        8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F (20 Hours)

SALARY:         $15/hr

STATUS:                          Part-Time

FLSA STATUS:                Non-Exempt

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

Incumbent serves as Engineering Technician for the Department of Infrastructure and Development’s Public Works & Engineering staff, and is responsible for creating working engineering drawings, processing right-of-way excavation permits, and assisting department personnel with various tasks as assigned.


Interprets various forms of information gathered from on-site surveys and creates accurate, precise, working engineering drawings based on collected data.

Assists with on-site surveys, employing various types of survey equipment, such as data collector, total station, level, level rod, measuring chain, and prism and pole, in order to establish grade, elevation, level, and location for sanitary sewers, storm sewers, street construction and street improvement.

Responds to citizen inquiries concerning projects, roads, properties, City maps, and requests for plans.

Performs various administrative duties, such as making copies, answering/returning telephone calls, maintaining inventory of drafting supplies, ensuring maintenance on drafting equipment, and maintaining City map sales receipts.

Coordinates, processes, and issues right-of-way excavation (street cut) permits, collects fees, performs on-site inspections, and updates data base accordingly.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Associate Degree in Technical Drawing, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or related field with specialized training and/or previous experience in computer aided drafting/design.

Thorough knowledge of surveying and civil engineering principles, practices and techniques, and ability to perform field work and ensure accuracy of assigned survey and drafting projects.

Working knowledge of drafting principles and practices and ability to implement civil design software applications to create working engineering drawings.

Working knowledge of standard office procedures and various computer programs, including Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, and ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.  

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to issue permits and prepare detailed written reports as required.

Knowledge of general construction practices, regulatory requirements, and safety precautions and procedures applicable to working with heavy equipment/power tools, with ability to assure safety of self and others at all times.

Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, including, computer, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, and telephone.

Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences between data, people, or things.

Ability to compile, analyze and evaluate data, make determinations, and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to plan/layout assigned work projects, make arithmetic additions/subtractions/calculations and read/interpret detailed blueprints/specifications/maps.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, engineering firms, utilities, survey companies, contractors and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight.

Possession of a valid Indiana driver's license and demonstrated safe driving record.


Incumbent performs duties which are broad in scope and call for consideration of many variables in creating working engineering drawings and completing on-site surveys.  Individual judgment is needed in selecting and adapting standard practices and procedures to fit varied circumstances.


Assignments and objectives are set jointly by incumbent and supervisor following standard operating policies and procedures.  Incumbent must have supervisor’s permission to deviate from standard operating procedures.  Decisions are always determined by specific instructions or existing, well established policies/procedures.  Work is reviewed primarily for technical accuracy.


Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, other City departments, engineering firms, utilities, survey companies, contractors and the public for purposes of exchanging information and ideas, rendering service and instructing/advising through demonstration.

Incumbent reports directly to the Director of Public Works and Engineering.


Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, involving sitting/walking at will, sitting for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing between 25 and 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, crouching/kneeling, bending, reaching, keyboarding, close/far vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly and handling/grasping/fingering objects.  Incumbent is frequently exposed to normal hazards associated with construction/survey sites, including equipment, traffic, dirt, dust, vehicle fumes, noise, extreme temperatures and wet/icy conditions.  Incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment.  Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others.  Incumbent occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight.

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