Under supervision, to make at the plant or field inspections of average difficulty of the fabrication, installation, or testing of mechanical material for electric generating and pumping plant structures; and to do other related work.
At project sites, inspects incoming shipments of mechanical material for quality, completeness, damage and conformance to plans and specifications and arranges for corrective work as necessary; inspects contractor's handling and storage of items; inspects the installation, participates in acceptance test and prepares field reports on installed mechanical equipment. At vendor's plant, inspects for quality, completeness, and conformance to plans and specifications a variety of mechanical material during fabrication, manufacture or assembly. Typically mechanical material includes turbines, penstocks, valves, governors, cranes, gate hoists, pumps, air compressors, heating, ventilating, and refrigeration systems, oil and water systems, fire extinguishing systems, elevators and power- operated doors.
Five years of experience in quality control or inspection of the manufacture, fabrication, assembly or installation and testing of mechanical components for electric generating and pumping plant structures.
Knowledge of: Practical application of the methods, procedures, materials and equipment, and accepted safety practices used in the fabrication, manufacture, assembly and installation and testing of mechanical material for electric generating and pumping plants and other related structures.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; read and explain plans and specifications; make quality control inspections of mechanical material and components for electric generating and pumping plants and other related structures for conformance with specifications and note and report apparent changes required; inspect the installation and assist in the start-up and testing operations for large mechanical components of electric generating and pumping plants; work cooperatively with other inspectors and contractor's staff; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.