Inspects mechanical and plumbing installations at residential, commercial and industrial buildings and structures, in all stages of construction, alteration, and repair to assure compliance with applicable state and local regulations; enforces building and safety codes, laws, regulations, and standards.
SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION REQUIRES DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ACCORDING TO CITY POLICY.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Reviews plans and specifications of projects to gain familiarity with the projects prior to inspection; performs field inspections to examine and evaluate the work performed and materials used.
•Inspects mechanical and plumbing installations and equipment, including plumbing, gas and heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC), at residential, commercial and industrial construction and building projects constructed, altered, repaired or demolished to assure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations; verifies quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations; notes deficiencies and deviations from plans; refers serious problems and disagreements in interpretation to Chief Building Official.
•Interprets City mechanical and plumbing codes, and issues notices of violation; maintains communications with developers and builders on commercial and residential mechanical inspection projects; analyzes practices and recommends improvements; maintains, updates and assures the accuracy of inspection records, project documentation and project files.
•Provides customer service; answers questions and concerns related to codes and requirements for mechanical and plumbing installations and equipment; consults with contractors and homeowners concerning deficiencies with technical requirements; investigates citizen complaints against contractors, and coordinates effective resolution of conflicts and disagreements; interprets, applies and explains City codes and regulations.
•Responds to requests for information; provides technical information to City staff as authorized; provides assistance to the public within scope of authority.
Equivalent to a High school diploma AND three years journeyman/foreman-level mechanical and plumbing installations experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City policy.
Valid class D driver’s license is required. New Mexico State Construction Industries Division (CID) Certification as a Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector is required within two months of hire; International Code Council (ICC) certification is preferred and may be required to obtain additional technical certifications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in building projects; principles and practices of mechanical installations and equipment inspection; plumbing, gas and HVAC installation methods, materials and design standards; Federal, state and regional mechanical and plumbing codes; applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to mechanical and plumbing inspection and safety; occupational hazards and safety precautions in construction areas; principles of record keeping and records management; business and personal computers, and standard business software applications; City policies and procedures.
Skills in: Using independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; performing plumbing, gas and HVAC inspections for compliance with building and safety codes; reading, interpreting, understanding and applying mechanical and plumbing installation standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures; detecting deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices; providing advice and consultation on plumbing, gas and HVAC installation methods and requirements; making arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately; reading and interpreting building plans, specifications, blueprints and comparing them with construction in progress; detecting faulty materials and workmanship, and suggesting appropriate remedies.
Ability to: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with employees, contractors and the general public.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid class D driver’s license is required. State Construction Industries Division (CID) Certification as a Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector is required within two months of hire; International Code Council (ICC) certification is preferred and may be required to obtain additional technical certifications.