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ABOLISHED 01/15/2019 PER PAY LETTER 19-04 - Supervising Engineer, Equipment and Materials Section (3391)

Supervising Engineer, Equipment and Materials Section

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: GY30
  • Class Code: 3391
  • Established: 09/24/1964
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction to plan, organize and direct the Department of Water Resources' quality control inspections at vendors' plants during the fabrication and assembly of material to be used in the construction of hydraulic structures; to develop standards and criteria for project inspection of the installation and testing of mechanical and electrical components, and the erection of structural materials; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes and directs groups of inspectors making at-the-plant inspections for compliance with specifications during fabrication and assembly of a variety of mechanical, electrical, and structural materials for use in the construction of major hydraulics such as hydroelectric plants, pumping plants, pipelines and appurtenances to dams, water conveyance and check structures. Directs the preparation of manuals, standards, and procedures for the inspection of the installation and testing of mechanical, electrical and structural materials and equipment; coordinates plant inspection with field installation and testing; arranges for some factory inspections through contracts with private firms; prepares correspondence, reports; selects, trains, and rates performance of employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) experience in quality control, or inspection work involving large mechanical and electrical components and materials to be installed in hydraulic structures. Two years of such experience shall have been in a supervisory capacity in charge of material quality control of mechanical and electrical equipment for an agency or engineering construction firm engaged in the installation of equipment for large hydraulic structures. and


Education: Equivalent to completion of college with a major in engineering or an allied field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods, techniques, and manufacturing processes involved in maintaining quality control during the fabrication, assembly, installation, and testing of large mechanical and electrical components for hydroelectric and pumping plants and other hydraulic structures; principles of effective supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, supervise and coordinate the work of others; interpret plans, specifications, and standards; establish and maintain good working relationships with participating units and representatives of manufacturing organizations; conduct technical inspection studies or to administer Department contracts with inspecting firms, and develop sound recommendations; review inspection procedures and recommend new or alterations as appropriate; prepare written reports and correspondence; analyze situations accurately, and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 2/1/2019
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