STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: BOILER INSPECTOR
Class Code: 1148-23 Date Established: 01-01-83
Occupational Code: 3-1-3 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To inspect boilers and unfired pressure vessels, rendering decisions as to equipment safety and recommending certificate issuance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts inspections of boilers and unfired pressure vessels to determine if the equipment, water connections, electrical connections, safety valves, and related items are in proper working order and meet the standards under existing laws, rules and regulations.
· Prepares reports of inspections and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor authorizing state operating certificates.
· Discusses deficiencies in fabrication, installation and maintenance with owner/users or other persons as necessary to correct violations.
· Condemns boilers or unfired pressure vessels subsequent to declaring them unsafe or disqualified by legal requirements.
· Maintains adequate records to ensure that all boilers and unfired pressure vessels are inspected on an appropriate schedule.
· Researches, develops and composes rules or legislation through knowledge of past performance and forecasting trends for review by the Commissioner of Labor.
· Maintains uniformity in the construction, installation, inspection and repair of boilers and other pressure vessels.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
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 summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in engineering or in a field that would provide background and training concerned with the construction and inspection of boilers and unfired pressure vessels. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years' experience in performing inspections of boilers and unfired pressure vessels. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must hold or have held a National Board Commission as an Inspector of boilers issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Must possess a valid New Hampshire driver's license.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The Inspector shall not engage in the sale of any article or device relating to boilers or their appurtenances.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of all types of boilers and unfired pressure vessels. Thorough knowledge of inspection procedures as established by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Extensive knowledge of state statutes and rules and regulations of the State Department of Labor as regards the inspection of boilers and unfired pressure vessels. Ability to conduct inspections and prepare reports required by the Commissioner of Labor. Ability to meet the public and establish rapport with owners and operators of businesses having boilers and unfired pressure vessels requiring inspection. 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