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Under general direction, to perform the more difficult work and to supervise mechanical engineering design, drafting, and inspection work involved in the design and construction of complete State hospitals and institutions, office buildings, and industrial plants; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, assigns and checks work, gives instructions and assistance, evaluates performance, and makes technical decisions in connection with the supervision of the work of a group of designers and drafting technicians engaged in making complete designs, construction drawings, and specifications of major mechanical installations, such as heating and air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, plumbing, sewage collection systems, water supply and water purification systems, drainage systems, and steam generating plants; writes technical specifications; checks drawings and makes cost estimates of mechanical systems; makes detailed inspections of construction operations in the field; makes independent surveys covering installation, repair, and recommended improvements to mechanical systems; coordinates the work of engineers and contractors; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
Experience: Five years of professional mechanical engineering experience, at least two years of which shall have been in design and inspection work in several of the fields discussed in "TYPICAL TASKS" above, and comparable in responsibility to that of an Associate Mechanical Engineer in the California state service. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in mechanical engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Design of plans, specifications, and estimates for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, sanitary, water, water purification and drainage systems, and steam generating plants in common use; hydraulics pertaining to the design of water systems, pressure tanks, sewer systems, and other similar installations; various codes and safety orders and regulations governing the design and installation of mechanical equipment, including electric motors; materials and maintenance costs in connection with mechanical installations; electrical engineering as applied to motors in connection with air-conditioning, refrigeration, and blower systems; 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 preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, sanitary, water, water purification and drainage systems, and steam generating plants in common use; plan and supervise the work of others; make field inspections and surveys and prepare reports and recommendations; direct or inspect field construction operations; check drawings and specifications; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; dictate correspondence and prepare reports; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.