CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2
( Civil )
( Electrical )
( Electronic )
( Mechanical )
This is engineering technician work at the full performance level, applying established engineering principles and practices, and mathematical knowledges to the completion of the more complex design assignments in support of engineering activities in the area of specialization. Employees in this class perform such tasks as the completion of design assignments, the preparation of standardized specifications for contract inclusion, review of working plans used by contractors and project managers, and the coordination of minor design projects. Work includes rendering drawings, plates, plans, and/or schematics. Employees utilize computer aided drafting and design software (CADD) in support of such assignments, when required. This class is differentiated from the next lower level technician class by performance of the more complex assignments and working with greater independence of action. This class is also differentiated from all other engineering technical support classes by the emphasis upon the application of principles and theories of engineering and higher level mathematics at a level appropriate to assigned engineering tasks. Work is performed under the direction of a technical supervisor.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The work must be related to, and in support of, the department's engineering design programs.
- The position must utilize an appropriate level of established engineering principles, theories, and practices, and higher level mathematics in the completion of design tasks and related assignments.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Receives complex assignments in drafting and design review for technical accuracy; prepares and gathers information for plans, layouts, charts, diagrams, schematics, maps, specifications, estimates, and field inspection reports; reviews plans, specifications, correction sheets and other documents for conformity to engineering, departmental, or mandated standards; develops equipment specifications for contract inclusion; develops working plans for contractor use, and project managers on assigned projects.
- Utilizes computer aided drafting and design software in rendering such documents as, structural plans, schematics, and drawings; uses algebra and/or trigonometry to solve mathematical problems where there is an unknown; uses standard engineering formulae from higher level mathematics, as required; uses mainframe and/or personal computer terminals to retrieve and enter engineering data.
- May use standard computer database, spreadsheet and/or word processing software packages for various aspects of assigned engineering projects; gathers and organizes project specific data items; computes cost estimates and documents project activities, using computer terminals and software systems.
- Issues water and sewer permits and provides "one call" utility notification service when applicable.
- Uses tools and manuals such as drafting aids, design standards, or testing equipment as required in the area of specialization.
- May serve as a project leader for minor engineering projects, coordinating the work of engineering aides and/or lower level technicians; may review the work, and provide technical guidance to lower level technicians and aides; may orient entry level engineers.
- Performs related work as required.
- Performs the above duties as required in support of civil engineering; work may include projects in such areas as water or sewage distribution, foundations and related structures, roads, transportation facilities and traffic control devices.
- Performs the above duties as required in support of electrical engineering; work may include projects in such areas as wired communications, lighting, power transmission and electrical machinery.
- Performs the above duties as required in support of electronic engineering; work may include projects in such areas as instrumentation, automation, computerization and communications systems.
- Performs the above duties as required in support of mechanical engineering; work may include projects related to the mechanical elements and systems required in plants, public buildings, and structures.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the basic theories, practices, and techniques of engineering technology appropriate to the area of specialization.
- algebra and trigonometry as required by job assignment.
- engineering mathematics as required by assignment in the area of specialization.
- the terminology, technical symbols, equipment and materials used in the area of specialization.
- CADD software and its use and capability on personal computers.
- laws, regulations and ordinances pertinent to the design phase of engineering construction projects.
- the principles, practices, techniques and instruments of drafting as required in the area of specialization.
- utilizing computer aided drafting and design software and manual drafting in rendering of such documents as plans, drawings, and schematics.
- applying engineering mathematics and various tools and equipment as required in the area of specialization.
- prepare, read, and interpret technical plans, layouts, charts, diagrams, schematics, maps, specifications, estimates and field inspection reports appropriate to the area of specialization.
- gather, compile, and analyze data required to complete assignments in the area of specialization.
- compile information and produce reports.
- to use computing software packages related to assigned engineering tasks.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and professional personnel.
- direct the activities of lower level technicians and engineering aides.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/00.)
- Two years of experience as an Engineering Technician I, applying established engineering principles and practices, and mathematical knowledges to the completion of assigned design projects in the area of specialization.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during tenure of employment in the Engineering Technician II class if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 18
Class Established: 5/68
CSC: 2/00, Ad Board: 4/00
Consolidated with 3A82: 8/2004
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3A12