Engineering Technician I Job opening - Merced County Association of Governments state California ( Job openings )
Merced County Association of Governments , state California
( By Press Release office )
2023-06-09T00:00 - 2023-07-09T00:00 | 12 | 2
Under the direction of the Landfill Project Manager, perform a variety of technical office and field engineering work in support of the landfill operations, perform various duties in the coordination and control of landfill projects, perform surveying assistance; ensure water systems and other technical facilities are operational at assigned landfill sites; conduct inspections and quality control duties related to landfill projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform various duties in the coordination of landfill projects; track landfill operations efficiency and productivity levels using assigned software and equipment such as Autodesk Civil3D, mapping and modeling applications and Trimble R10 GPS system.
Perform engineering duties at assigned landfill sites; solve minor engineering problems and generate proposed designs to provide to consultants for the development of construction plans.
Monitor field operations efficiency including waste density, soil usage and effective density; assist with generating fill sequences and cell dimensions.
Perform various surveying, inspection, and quality control duties; oversee and provide work direction to inspectors and survey crews on contract work.
Draft exhibits for use by personnel, consultants, and other agencies; make or revise maps, charts, and diagrams.
Assist in the development and evaluation of projects, plans and specifications in compliance with applicable rules, laws, policies, and procedures; prioritize, organize, and manage contracted scope of work.
Communicate with various personnel, outside agencies, consultants, and contractors to exchange information, coordinate activities, and resolve issues or concerns; after-hours systems failures and on-call issues.
Oversee the proper operation of various technical and mechanical facilities on site as assigned including the weather station and automated tire wash; manage the operation of electrical, hydraulic, Audio/Visual (A/V) and other technical systems at assigned sites; oversee camera surveillance system accordingly and retrieve videos and pictures as needed.
Identify materials, equipment and supplies for landfill-related projects and obtain quotes for related materials.
Perform mathematical calculations as appropriate for the assigned engineering task.
Conduct field inspections and works with a wide range of issues and problems including waste management planning, resources recovery and solid waste disposal.
Assist site personnel with maintenance related tasks.
Assist with gas collection operations according to established procedures; construct, monitor, repair and modify gas collection system according to established procedures; monitor work performed on gas collection system by contractors.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Engineering Technician I
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by coursework in algebra, trigonometry, geometry, drafting, engineering, surveying, or a related field.
Two years of increasingly responsible technical engineering/construction and/or survey work. Construction management experience is desired, but not required.
Engineering Technician II:
An Associate’s degree in engineering, construction inspection, engineering technology or a related field.
Four years of increasingly responsible technical engineering/construction and/or survey work and/or construction management experience.
Licenses and other Requirements:
Valid California Class C driver’s license.
Principles and practices of Civil Engineering, design, and construction of projects.
Methods and equipment used in engineering, construction, and surveying.
Strength, properties and uses of engineering construction materials and testing methods.
Engineering mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Principles, methods, and techniques of drafting.
Advanced surveying practices, techniques, and applications.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Operation of standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software including Autodesk Civil3D, Microsoft Office, mapping, and modeling applications.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Health and safety regulations and procedures.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Oral and written communication skills.
Proper lifting techniques.
Operate a variety of landfill-related equipment including hand and power tools; operate a motor vehicle.
Make accurate engineering computations.
Prepare clear, accurate notes and reports.
Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of landfill project operations and activities.
Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Estimate equipment and supply needs and initiate requisitions.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Plan and organize work.
Work independently with little direction.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Evening or variable hours.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, and oil/grease.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and operate a vehicle.
Lifting, walking, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy objects as assigned by the position.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Working at heights.
Working around and with machinery having moving parts.
Hazardous chemicals and materials.
Extreme weather conditions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed.
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