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ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Mechanical Inspector II (4037)

ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Mechanical Inspector II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IT20
  • Class Code: 4037
  • Established: 12/20/1957
  • Revised: 12/07/1972
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to do difficult work in connection with the making of detailed inspection of mechanical systems in buildings under construction or alteration and of their service connections; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Makes inspection of mechanical systems of major building projects in process of construction or alteration, including inspection of heating, ventilating, refrigeration, air conditioning, high pressure boiler, under ground steam distribution, and plumbing systems; makes inspections of outside sanitary systems, sewage treatment works, and water supply and treatment systems; makes progress reports as directed; makes such decisions as may be required in the field relating to construction and installation of mechanical systems, and the adequacy of construction methods and progress; passes on the quality of workmanship and materials; makes such notations in job field book as may be required to properly advise and inform the responsible job Construction Supervisor on mechanical matters; makes quantity calculations and takeoffs of mechanical materials; assists in preparation of monthly progress estimates for payment to contractors for mechanical work accomplished.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience performing the duties of a Mechanical Inspector I or Assistant Mechanical Engineer in the California state service.



Six years of experience in the technical inspection of, or in the supervision as a contractor or mechanical trades supervisor on the installation of mechanical systems and equipment in buildings, involving the performance of increasingly complex duties, two years of which shall have been in connection with mechanical installations in major buildings such as schools, hospitals, or other large public buildings.


(College education with major work in mechanical engineering may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials, methods, and processes entering into the installation of the various mechanical systems in major building construction; Plumbing Codes, Uniform Building Code, and Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety pertaining to mechanical work; methods and procedures used in testing mechanical systems of buildings to insure their proper operation; principles of effective supervision.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; calculate material quantities; detect deviations from plans and specifications by inspection; coordinate the mechanical work with that of other building trades; lay out work and direct others; prepare correspondence and reports.

Special Personal Characteristics

Keenness of observation, tact, and willingness to travel.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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