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ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Mechanical Inspector I (4039)

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

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IT30
  • Class Code: 4039
  • Established: 12/20/1957
  • Revised: 12/07/1972
  • Title Changed: --


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

Typical Tasks

Makes inspections of mechanical systems of building projects in process of construction or alteration, including inspection of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, water and gas distribution, sewage collection and plumbing systems; makes progress reports as directed and assists project Construction Supervisor in estimating percentage of mechanical work accomplished by contractor for use in preparing monthly job progress payment estimates; observes contractors' tests of performance of mechanical systems; makes notations in job field book as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience performing the duties of a Junior Mechanical Engineer in the California state service.



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

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials and equipment required for the installation of mechanical systems in wood, steel, masonry and concrete buildings; materials and processes entering into the construction of wood, steel, masonry and concrete buildings; Plumbing Codes in general use in California, Uniform Building Code and Safety Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health pertaining to mechanical work; methods and procedures used in testing mechanical systems of buildings to insure their proper operation.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; detect poor workmanship and materials; understand building plans and specifications with particular emphasis on the mechanical phase of the work; analyze situations, adopt an effective course of action and work cooperatively with others; write clear and concise 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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