Engineering Technician

November 08, 2018 - December 07, 2018
Location:Okemos, MI
Salary Range:$18.52 - $20.00 per hour (starting range per labor agreement)
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Per Labor Agreement
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Public Works & Engineering
Description:Under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, performs responsible engineering support duties such as drafting, construction inspection, and survey work. Reviews various plans and blueprints, maintains infrastructure maps and records, and assists in organizing and implementing programs and projects.
Duties:An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

Inspects construction projects for compliance with plans and Township requirements and specifications. Assists with testing of new utilities. (QA/QC)

Assembles data, maintains records, and prepares and maintains reports as required. Maintains technical records, construction drawings, site plans, plats, and other documents.

Updates and maintains a variety of plans and other records related to the physical layout of the Township utilities. Assists the developers, contractors and the public with accessing and reading maps and other information.

Assists citizens in resolving inquiries and complaints related to construction work.

Conducts and participates in field surveys for public improvements, such as water and sewer, pathways and sidewalks, or other public improvements. Operates survey equipment and establishes grades and measurements.

Assists in drafting engineering plans and architectural drawings for public improvements. Prepares drawings of both present, and finalized construction projects and specifications. Performs necessary adjustments on preliminary plans after construction is completed.

Keeps abreast of modern methods, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Maintains cooperative relations with peer agencies and other governmental units. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate

Performs special projects as requested.

Performs related work as required.
Qualifications:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. A qualified individual with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Requirements include the following:

• An Associate’s degree in civil engineering, construction, or related field.

• Two or more years of progressively more responsible experience in engineering or related field.

• A State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.

• Concrete, asphalt, gravel, and other construction material certification desirable.

• Soil erosion & sedimentation control inspection experience desirable.

• Knowledge of surveying, construction inspection, and civil engineering practices and procedures.

• Considerable knowledge of public works construction methods and materials.

• Knowledge of computer-aided drawing, AutoCad, GIS, spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.

• Skill in operating a level, total station, GPS, and other survey equipment, and in taking field measurements.

• Skill in creating maps and drawings, estimating material needs, and maintaining records.

• Skill in assembling and analyzing data, and in preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.

• Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and in making presentations in public forums.

• Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and related software, and the ability to master new technologies.

• Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and standards.

• Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, project contractors, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, other Township administrators, and the public.

• Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems, and to work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and changes in work priorities.

• Ability to travel to other locations.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear, and view and create documents. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; twist; push or pull; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently travel to other locations. The employee must frequently lift and/or move light weight items and occasionally lift heavy weight items.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly travels to construction sites and occasionally works in a business office setting. The employee is regularly exposed to wet, humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles including raw sewage; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and is often loud while in the field.


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