PAY RANGE: 7
ENGINEERING AIDE TRAINEE
This is engineering technician work at the trainee level. Employees in this class learn to perform a variety of assignments in support of various engineering, surveying and scientific tasks and projects. Employees develop knowledge, skills and abilities required to promote to full performance level Engineering Aide classes in the General or Streets specialties. Employees perform basic tasks in their area of assignment under the guidance of a higher-level technician, surveyor or engineer. Employees in the Streets Specialty participate in a training program to assist in highway construction inspection activities or to support civil engineering projects involving transportation facilities and traffic control devices. Work assignments expand in complexity as the employee's training progresses. Work is performed under the close supervision of an engineering, scientific or 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)
Participates in an Engineering Aide training program that may include but is not limited to:
· Regular evaluation of progress and review of progress with technical supervisors
Learns to perform a variety of basic tasks in support of the following functional assignments:
Highway Construction Assignment
· Assist in the inspection of construction work of City streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutter, and driveways.
· Observe road paving materials being laid, finished and compacted to insure proper quantity and quality, and adequate workmanship.
· Assist in making inspections to see if previous errors have been corrected and to reject unsatisfactory materials.
· Make recommendations to supervisor as to whether lines and grades of paving operations conform with plans and specifications.
· Take notes, document and sketch conditions, and complete necessary reports.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Learn how to read and interpret technical plans, layouts, charts, diagrams, schematics, maps, estimates, specifications and field and tests reports
· Learn how to prepare and interpret reports showing test results and analyses
· Learn to use computer software
· Learn the use of instruments, tools, materials and equipment used in the various assignments
· Communicate effectively with associates, both orally and in writing
· Understand and follow oral and written instructions
· Perform tasks requiring mechanical aptitude
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 6/17.)
Education equivalent to completion of twelfth school grade.
Successful completion of the 450 hour Philadelphia Water Department Apprenticeship Program in Surveying Technology.
Successful completion of a formal high school or workforce development internship program administered by the Streets Department in Construction Technology, Surveying Technology, or Traffic Operations that has included 800 hours of training and is monitored and assessed by Streets Department surveying or engineering personnel.
NOTE: Selective Factor Certification may be utilized, as needed, to fill specific positions. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 11.032 - Selective Factor Certification – the appointing authority may request certification of eligible candidates who have completed one of the specified apprenticeships or high school internships to fill specific positions in this class. Certification to fill such position will be made from the two highest-ranking eligible candidates on the eligible list who have completed the specified apprenticeship or high school internship.
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 appointment and during tenure of employment if required by work assignment.
Class Established: CSC - 2/08; Ad. Board - 3/08
Spec. Revision: CSC – 12/16; Ad. Board – 1/17
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC – 5/17
Ad. Board – 6/17