STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: BRIDGE MAINTAINER III
Class Code: 1220-15 Date Established: 06-08-93
Occupational Code: 5-2-2 Date of Last Revision: 03-28-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform skilled bridge construction duties in bridge maintenance and repair and to assist in supervising the work performed by other Bridge Maintainers.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Performs all work connected with bridge construction and maintenance, to include masonry, carpentry, drilling and blasting, sandblasting, scraping, chipping, painting, paving, welding, cutting, and safety and security inspections.
· Assembles and installs temporary bridges such as Bailey Bridges and construction bridges.
· Assists Bridge Construction Foreman in training other Bridge Maintainers and laborers in methods of bridge construction, maintenance, repair, and proper safety procedures.
· Demolishes or repairs existing structures and performs such work as building forms, finishing concrete, splicing wire and rope, and using rigging.
· Designs and uses rigging slings, scaffolding and staging for safe lifting of material and equipment for repair, painting and construction purposes.
· Operates and maintains machinery and equipment such as air compressors, welders, pneumatic pavement breakers, scissor lifts, crane trucks, concrete pumps, and other construction equipment.
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 agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
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 assignments in an adverse working environment involving a variety of unpredictable elements or hazards, including exposure to injuries or hazardous materials which result in partial disability.
Physical Demands: Requires heavy work, including continuous physical exertion in a taxing work position such as lifting and dragging heavy objects or digging.
Communication: Requires obtaining and exchanging information, referring inquiries to the appropriate source, or responding to questions from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions using minimal judgment to perform a variety of job tasks according to clearly prescribed standard practices and procedures.
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: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent.
Experience: Four years' experience in bridge construction or one of the following fields: carpentry, concrete construction, structural welding, structural steel erection, structural steel painting, timber construction, or operation of heavy construction equipment, with at least one year of experience as a Bridge Maintainer II (or comparable private sector work experience). Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B with air brake and tanker endorsements (tanker over 1000 gallons for class A). Candidates possessing the Class B license must obtain the Class A license prior to completion of the probationary period. The applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of material, methods and equipment used in building, repairing or painting bridges. Knowledge of safety measures and efficient work methods. Skill in the use of tools used in bridge building and painting. Skill in the use of varied bridge equipment and tools. Ability to read blueprints or outline sketches of construction projects. Ability to climb and work from scaffolds high above the ground. Ability to use personal protective equipment properly and to understand and apply procedures relating to work zone safety, health, personnel rules, and hazardous materials. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers and the general public. 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 10/21/04