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Under general direction, supervises a staff making inspections of various fabricated products and manufactured materials used in the construction of hydroelectric projects and reviews results of and makes specialized inspections of the fabrication, assembly, erection and testing of machinery and components for hydraulic structures supplied for use in hydroelectric projects; and to do other related work.
Supervises the making of, inspections for conformance to specifications of ferrous and nonferrous metals; makes or reviews inspections during fabrication, assembly, erection and testing of machinery and components for hydraulic structures; reviews construction specifications and drawings for materials and machinery to be furnished; supervises review of shop detail drawings for compliance with contract specifications and established standards; reviews recommended shop fabricating methods for approval; arranges for and prepares instructions for inspection of materials during fabrication at commercial or other laboratories under contract with the State; supervises department's representatives acting as liaison between these laboratories and the field; reviews, analyzes, and maintains current information on chemical and physical tests of basic materials; compiles and distributes procedures for welding, bolting, testings, erecting of machinery, and structural materials in shop and field; coordinates activities of inspectors to assist field construction forces in the interpretation and application of recommended procedures for conformance to specifications; supervises inspectors performing nondestructive tests to see that these tests meet with department's standards and requirements; coordinates inspection with design requirements; interprets inspection procedures and specifications to resident engineers and inspectors, including the interpretation of nondestructive test results and other special field checks; writes technical and administrative reports and correspondence; supervises the department's inspection activities within production plants, contractors' and testing laboratories; approves or rejects products based on inspectors' reports.
Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) experience in the inspection or supervision of inspection of fabrication of engineering materials, machinery and components for hydraulic or similar structures, including two years' inspection and testing experience equivalent in responsibility to that of a resident inspector in a fabrication plant or on a construction project. (Graduation from college with major work in engineering may be substituted for two years of the nonspecialized experience.) and
Education: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Relationship of and responsibilities of materials inspectors and manufacturers representatives associated with producing materials, equipment, and machinery used in the construction of all types of hydraulic structures; manufacture of various construction materials; specifications of ASTM, NEMA, AWWA, ASME, AISC, and other nationally recognized standard-setting agencies; engineering, building, and safety regulations, and codes in effect in California; 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: Supervise the checking of the quality and suitability of engineering materials and mechanical equipment; supervise the checking of weldments by interpretation of nondestruotive test results and other methods; interpret testing laboratory reports; read and interpret plans and specifications; supervise and/or make inspections and conduct tests on various metals and related structural materials; do research work in developing new methods and equipment for testing structural materials; direct the work of others; conduct or instruct others in the conduct of tests for qualification of welders; prepare technical and administrative reports and to dictate correspondence; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.