JOB TITLE: Engineering Aide
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Associate Engineer
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: High school graduate or equivalent and one year of surveying experience.
NATURE OF WORK: Work involves performing a variety of paraprofessional engineering and related tasks in assisting engineering survey and inspection parties. Work also involves performing engineering related work in the office, the use of technical instruments, and performing some drafting and tracing work of a routine nature. Performs routine field survey tasks of a rodman or chainman, may be expected to operate more technical engineering and drafting instruments. Work is closely supervised by an Associate Engineer.
WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Serves as rod-person, chain-person, or relief transit-person on an engineering survey party; learns to operate technical engineering instruments; clears bushes off centerline or property lines; searches for property irons, bench markers, old centerlines and sewer lines.
II. Maintains engineering equipment; keeps equipment properly stored.
III. Obtains a variety of information from records; locates maps, deed references, and other information necessary for preparing maps and plans; takes traffic counts.
IV. Draws sewer lines, property lines, streets, subdivisions, and lots on cards; reduces plots; checks centerlines and cross sections.
V. Participates in layout and inspection of public works construction projects; collects samples and conducts tests on construction materials.
VI. Performs related work as required.
EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:
I. This position has limited interaction with the public and contractors.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must posses a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Standard surveying equipment, motor vehicles, communication equipment, measuring devices, and calculators.
WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. Hours vary dependent upon construction schedule. This is a non-exempt position and accrues overtime.
II. Both an office environment and outdoor construction job site activities, and survey work, which includes wide variation in temperature from winter work in sub-zero Fahrenheit to summer temperatures occasionally in excess of 100° F. There is exposure to the natural elements - dust, insects, weather, and conditions that could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.