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19 Aug 2020

Full-Time Engineering Technician/Inspector

City of Newton – Posted by cityofnewtonks Newton, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Engineering Technician/Inspector
$40,310.40 – $54,537.60 Annually
Newton, KS
Job Type
Public Works
Job Number

A position in public works is more than a job – you’ll become a member of our family. We are hard-working, honest, reliable professionals who work behind the scenes to make sure our community’s infrastructure needs are met.

When you join us, you will work on a variety of projects, develop your skills, and solve problems for the benefit of all Newton residents.

We would love to have you join us. Apply today.

Under the supervision of the Engineer, the Engineering Technician/Inspector performs administrative and engineering duties in directing the activities associated with the Engineering Division. The employee in this position also performs skilled technical work in drafting, preparing specifications and inspecting on municipal engineering projects. The employee will assist with the development of designs, plans and specifications for city public works projects, and will assist with contract administration, construction, and major maintenance work requiring engineering review. The employee in the position may serve as an instrument operator or crew member on a survey team and perform inspections of construction work, and will frequently use independent judgment on technical matters.

Duties Performed
Assists with developing plans, designs and specifications for city public works projects;
Performs utility locates;
Assists with NPDES permit inspections related to public work projects;
Assists contractors and the public with questions and requests;
Performs contract administration and construction inspection of city public works projects, including all related quality control testing;
Prepares cost estimates of proposed public works projects;
Serves on surveying crew;
Gives technical advice concerning engineering of construction and maintenance projects for other departments;
Assists with traffic control plans;
Performs drafting to maintain City utility maps;
Prepares equipment specifications and manages bidding of used equipment;
Assists with the bid process on city park and public works projects;
Coordinates projects between multiple city departments;
Assists with project financial tracking and permit applications and approvals;
Assists with management of farming contracts;
May assist and/or perform stormwater inspections;
Fills in on environmental code inspections and building code inspections when requested.

Experience: Prefer two to five years of experience as an engineering technician in a technical and administrative capacity similar to or of a municipal public works nature. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after one year in the position; Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Technical Degree with required courses in the technical engineering field including drafting and surveying preferred. Certificates of course work in civil inspection field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skills: Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering and construction materials, practices and procedures. Knowledge of federal, state and city codes, laws, rules and regulations relative to municipal public works; Ability to prepare clear and concise reports; Ability to operate survey equipment; Thorough knowledge of survey equipment and methods used for field surveying; Thorough knowledge of drafting procedures and methods of plans and specification preparation; The ability to make mathematical engineering computations; The ability to operate a transit, level, drafting machine, computer, plotter, planimeter and calculator.

Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems include the details associated with design and planning of municipal public works projects, working with contractors and property owners during construction of public works projects; the ability to remedy errors in elevations and grades for street construction and errors in mathematical calculations.

Decision Making: Frequent decision making in determining technical decisions and engineering problems and construction computations, estimates, designs, drawing plans and specifications for new construction of all public works projects exists in this position.

Accountability: Employee is responsible for assuring compliance with plans, specifications and public works policies.

Personal Relations: Frequent contact with other city employees, contractors, engineers, and the public.

Supervision: None

Working Conditions: Adverse weather conditions and working around construction sites while surveying and inspecting are factors in this position.

Physical Requirements: The Engineering Technician’s physical job demands include occasional maximum lift of 50 lbs from floor to waist; occasional maximum lift of 25 lbs from waist to shoulder; occasional maximum carry 30 lbs 100 feet; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs; horizontal push/pull force of 30 lbs; frequent maximum grip force 25 lbs; frequent climb; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend; occasional crouch/kneel; frequent balance; frequent sit; frequent stand and frequent walk.

PDC Level: Heavy

How to Apply

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 21 days.

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