Associate Mechanical Engineers perform a variety of professional mechanical engineering work in connection with the design, construction and inspection of mechanical facilities and installations.
Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Principles and practices of mechanical engineering as applied to design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of public works type facilities, including water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, highways and public buildings
Computerized control systems and instrumentation
Applicable building codes and safety regulations
Principles of supervision
Design complex mechanical facilities and installations
Review designs of others
Estimate costs and perform cost analyses
Assign and direct work of others
Provide technical supervision or advice to engineering staff, consultants and inspectors
Write technical reports and correspondence
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Mechanical Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here(Download PDF reader) or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.
License Requirement: A valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment to all positions in this class series.
Certification Requirements: Some positions in this class series require incumbents to complete one year of verifiable experience in the appropriate field, and one year thereafter, to obtain certification from a recognized state, national, or international association, as determined by the County.
Any person currently and continuously employed by the County as an inspector, plans examiner or building official, for not less than two years prior to January 1, 1996, is exempt from the certification requirements as outlined above.
In addition, persons appointed to this class might be required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education every three years. The County may determine appropriate providers of continuing education such as community colleges or organizations affiliated with code enforcement.
Note: Failure to maintain a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher and failure to meet the required certification requirements may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4.
Probationary Period The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.
Internal Number: 28141-B
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