CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

3A17
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TECHNICIAN 1

Specialties
( Civil ) ( Electrical ) ( Mechanical ) ( Materials Testing )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is technical work, of limited scope and difficulty, performing tests and inspections of construction materials or the civil, electrical, or mechanical phases of public works projects to assure that work performed by contractors and manufacturers complies with contracts, plans and specifications and meets current standards for work quality. Interpreting construction, contract, and permit requirements, and informing contractors and superiors of non conformity to contractual agreements and construction and permit violations are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

ALL SPECIALTIES

Inspects a variety of construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and alteration projects in process, and upon completion, to insure compliance with approved plans, specifications and other contract requirements; ensures that contractors have the required permits to do the construction work; determines that safety measures are taken to protect the workers and the public; observes property conditions for existing defects prior to construction, and makes necessary notes; conducts site testing of construction materials; lays out lines and grades as required.

Attends job meetings with contractors, engineers, architects, and others before a project begins, and again at specified times during the project, to work out solutions to problems and interpret contract requirements; discusses and makes recommendations with regard to scheduling and procedural matters; interprets plans and specifications, and describes special features or requirements to the contractor.

Informs contractors and superiors when requirements are not being met; advises supervisor of violations of federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning procedures, safety practices and working conditions; confers with supervisor where violations were found to see that corrective action has been taken.

Keeps records on assigned projects; submits reports indicating the progress of such projects, including detailed comprehensive reports where advisable; records quantities of materials received or used during specified periods; maintains daily log of construction and inspection activities and prepares progress reports; keeps quantities for monthly estimates of work completed; prepares sketches of construction installations that deviate from blueprints, and reports such changes to supervisor.

Performs related work as required.

CIVIL SPECIALTY

Inspects brick work, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, paving, grading, concrete work, wall and column footings, foundation walls, floors, excavations and other specialized phases of construction projects for adherence to plans and specifications; may check plumbing, heating and ventilating equipment for proper installation; checks forms and reinforcing steel before pouring of concrete; checks grades of trenches to assure proper fall.

ELECTRICAL SPECIALTY

Inspects and tests the installation and correction of a variety of wiring cables, switch gears, transformers, metering devices, circuits, panels, relays, reactors, oil circuit breakers, insulators, switch activating equipment, lighting receptacles, fan motors, and power substations; inspects conduits, duct banks, mounting and clearance for electrical components and brick work, concrete work, carpentry, grading, and structures which serve to support or protect electrical components; inspects grading and compaction of materials supporting electrical equipment or systems.

MECHANICAL SPECIALTY

Inspects and tests component parts of mechanical equipment such as high pressure water pumps and motors; inspects and tests a variety of valves, such as check and butterfly, and automatic and manual gates, water main valve chamber and appurtenances, sludge pumps and collectors, conveyer systems, fans, incinerators, grit and screen ejectors, compressors, conveyor equipment, high speed overhead electric cranes, pneumatic and electronic controls. Inspects and tests plumbing, HVAC and refrigeration systems.

MATERIALS TESTING SPECIALTY

Performs laboratory and field tests on materials and inspections of manufacturing, fabricating and quality control processes at manufacturing plants; receives instruction in the operation of specialized testing instruments; calibrates instruments; records results and resultant measurements for tests; performs mathematical calculations to convert test results into standard figures; prepares reports on test specimens including physical descriptions, test results and recommendations concerning the acceptability of materials.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


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 10/08.)

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 prior to, and during tenure of employment as a Construction Projects Technician I if required by the work assignments.


PAY RANGE: 17

Class Established: 6/68

Spec. Revision: 6/92

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 9/08, Ad Board: 10/08

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3A17