STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PLANT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER IV
Class Code: 6984-24 Date Established: 07-01-66
Occupational Code: 5-3-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise and coordinate the technical maintenance operations of a large institution, building facilities, utility plant or wastewater treatment plant.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Supervises and coordinates the work of Building Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Mechanics and subordinate Plant Maintenance Engineers as well as various trade foremen performing maintenance and repairs on state grounds, plants, buildings, utilities and equipment; assures compliance with federal, state and local standards.
· Supervises all building, electrical and mechanical maintenance, assigns trades workers, laborers and mechanics to maintenance projects and reviews work projects for adherence to plan specifications and technical trades standards.
· Prepares preliminary sketches for maintenance construction projects, and directs their completion.
· Develops conceptual plans for repair, maintenance or construction projects and prepares written justification for these projects.
· Estimates annual and special budgetary requirements for the maintenance department and plant operations and supervises 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.
· Attends job conferences on construction projects and reviews completed structures for adherence to specifications and design.
· Prepares cost quotes or estimates for maintenance work orders.
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 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 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 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 light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
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 evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
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 engineering or buildings trades, specializing in the maintenance and repair or construction of buildings or facilities. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Seven years' experience in the maintenance and repair, or construction of buildings or facilities, including four 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: Thorough knowledge of the practices and techniques of maintenance and construction trades including plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, painting and steamfitting. Thorough knowledge of the codes, statues and regulations governing the maintenance and construction trades and the operation of high and low pressure steamheating and utility equipment. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the mechanical, electrical and building trades and of high and low pressure steamheating and utility equipment. Knowledge of the practices and techniques of high and low pressure steamheating plant operations and maintenance. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of electrical, sewerage disposal, water treatment, air conditioning and refrigeration plants and systems. Knowledge of the preparation and interpretation of schematic drawings and plot plans. Ability to schedule and supervise the work and training of trades and plant operation personnel. Ability to construct and interpret basic plans, sketches and drawings. 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