STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PLANT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER III
Class Code: 6983-21 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 5-3-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise a program of building and stationary equipment maintenance of both heating and utility plant operations at a state institution, facility, wastewater treatment plant or state park complex.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans, organizes and supervises a program or programs of building maintenance, wastewater, heating or utility plant operations at a state institution, facility, wastewater treatment plant or park complex including the scheduling of personnel and the maintenance of all equipment.
· Supervises or assists in supervising the operation of high or low pressure steam heating and utility plants through the review of logs, charts and reports; assigns laborers and other plant operating personnel to shifts.
· Submits requisitions for materials and equipment necessary for completion of maintenance or repair projects.
· Estimates annual and special budgetary requirements for the maintenance department and controls the issuance of equipment, supplies and materials to be used in building maintenance and plant operation activities.
· Coordinates construction and maintenance projects with agency consultative staff.
· Supervises or assists in the supervision of construction projects through the preparation of plans, sketches and specifications and assigns review of projects in progress and upon completion.
· May supervise the operation of a wastewater treatment plant or the maintenance of state park passenger lift 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 knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
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 programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and terminating employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
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 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: Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical school with major study in the field of engineering or building trades. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Six years' experience in maintenance and repair or construction of buildings or facilities including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid NH driver's license and/or have access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of the maintenance and repair practices in the fields of plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electricity, painting, steamfitting, and aerial lifts. Considerable knowledge of the needed safety precautions attendant to those trades. Skill in mathematical computation sufficient to measure and compute materials and costs of repair projects. Skill in transferring knowledge of codes, statutes and regulations to practical situations. Skill to interpret schematic drawings and plot plans. Ability to schedule and supervise the work and training of trades and plant operations personnel. Ability to maintain accurate and current records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and the 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 01/04/02