STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: BITUMINOUS/CONCRETE PLANT INSPECTOR II
Class Code: 1102-16 Date Established: 12-10-75
Occupational Code: 3-1-3 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To inspect and review design and quality control standards at asphalt and/or concrete plants, and to supervise subordinate plant inspectors.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Inspects asphalt and concrete plants to determine compliance with specifications.
· Supervises other plant inspectors, including scheduling assignments and reviewing work for accuracy.
· Gathers and submits samples of materials used in bituminous and concrete mixes to laboratory for testing.
· Conducts independent quality control tests on aggregates and concrete or bituminous mixtures.
· Compiles and reports final summaries of testing results from completed projects.
· Assists in ensuring that job mix formulas are incorporated into mixing plant operations consistent with central laboratory design.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
Experience: Four years' experience inspecting bituminous or concrete plants, two years of which can be in training as either an assistant bituminous or assistant concrete plant inspector or as a Bituminous/Concrete Plant Inspector Trainee.
License/Certification: Must hold or have held a recognized HMA (Hot and Mixed Asphalt) plant or concrete plant testing certification as stated on the supplemental job description. Possession of valid driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of stone crushing plants and the manufacture and combining of aggregates. Knowledge of asphalt or concrete plant components and functions. Working knowledge of mathematics, particularly using percentages and fractions. Ability to perform field and laboratory tests relative to the production and control of bituminous and concrete mixes. Ability to assume inspectional and supervisory responsibilities. Ability to correctly interpret and follow specifications to insure compliance with regard to setting up the Job Mix Formula. Ability to climb with no fear of heights. Ability to carry containers of asphalt mix or concrete. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, their employees and other state employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02