In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the review of plans and specifications and inspection of contractors' work related to mechanical systems to ensure conformance to standards, codes and contract documents.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Inspects work on air systems and plumbing to ensure compliance with code requirements and standards and recommends changes;
Performs special investigations and analyses specific to problems in heating, ventilations, air conditioning and plumbing work;
Schedules and coordinates work of air systems and plumbing contractors and subcontractors with general building schedule;
Makes recommendations for work orders and expedites their processing;
Reviews contractors' requisitions and withholds payments as necessary;
Inspects installation of boilers, oil burners and generating units;
Examines and verifies water services and distribution systems, hot water systems, plumbing fixtures, lavatory services, sewer lines, and waste lines;
Inspects air, gas, water, steam, sewer and water disposal systems;
Inspects tests performed to determine if system is functioning properly;
Prepares records and reports;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
methods, materials and installation of equipment used in heating, ventilation, cooling and plumbing of large public buildings;
other construction trades;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to check and supervise heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing work and layout;
read and interpret building plans and specifications as related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing fields;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in large scale commercial or public construction in mechanical systems.
NOTE: Large scale construction is interpreted as multimillion dollar apartment complexes, public institutions, industrial complexes or other building projects of similar size and scope. The construction of residential developments, small commercial and/or industrial buildings does not meet this requirement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in engineering, architecture or building construction may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a license as a Construction Inspector or higher within six (6) months of appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Construction Specialist (Mechanical) (35 Hour) in Salary Group ET 22 approved effective October 30, 2017. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-227