MECHANICAL ENGINEER TRAINEE
Under close supervision as a trainee and productive worker in a State
Department or Agency, learns to do basic field and office work related
to mechanical engineering, including design of layouts, working plans
and computations involving plumbing and drainage, heating and boiler
installation, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, noise and vibration
control, and sprinkler and fire protection systems for state buildings of
various types; work in general engineering phases of engineering, design,
and development of equipment operations methods and preventative
maintenance; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on
the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
As trainee and productive worker, and as assigned:
As directed, does basic field and related work in mechanical
engineering involving layouts, working plans and computations,
plumbing and drainage, heating boiler installation, ventilation,
air-conditioning, refrigeration, noise and vibration control,
equipment design and fabrication, and sprinkler and fire
Learns to assist in the preparation and checking of plans and
drawings to be used in construction; assists in preparing
as-built reports; and assembles and reduces field notes.
Learns to gather field data concerning the measurements of the
exact location of the physical features of the site of proposed
mechanical projects which may affect design and makes field
inspections of the condition and functioning of mechanical installations.
Learns to do varied field and office engineering work involved in
the measurement and determination of quantities and costs of
structures and facilities or makes studies of utility services, rates
and safety and other related engineering studies.
Learns to review submissions of equipment and machinery designs
for compliance with applicable standards. Performs field inspections
of equipment and machinery for compliance with approved plans and
Learns to make inspections and physical and chemical tests in the
field and laboratory of all types of materials and products used in the
construction and maintenance of highways and public transportation
Prepares factual reports.
Maintains the essential records and files, either hard copy or electronic,
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office,
or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's
degree in mechanical or civil engineering.
NOTE: Possession of a valid license as a Professional Engineer
issued by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers
and Land Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's
degree in Engineering.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, and application
of mechanical engineering.
Knowledge of, and familiarity with, applied trigonometry and calculus.
Knowledge of the problems involved in mechanical engineering work,
including the preparation of plans, designs and calculations for heating,
ventilation, plumbing, air-conditioning, fire protection, and machinery or
Knowledge of the preparation of specifications for mechanical engineering
Ability to learn quickly from instruction, explanations, and demonstrations.
Ability to work alone or as one of a group in the office and in the field.
Ability to apply basic mechanical engineering principles and techniques
in plans, designs, charts, maps, specifications, and estimates to reduce
the plot field notes.
Ability to learn the problems involved in mechanical engineering work
including preparation of plans, designs and calculations for carnival
and amusement ride equipment.
Ability to learn applicable industry standards related to the design,
manufacture, and layout of carnival and amusement ride equipment.
Ability to prepare factual reports.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
Appointees who complete the twelve (12) month training period
successfully will be eligible for advancement to an Assistant Engineer
The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of performance
warranting advancement to the Assistant Engineer level shall be
considered as cause for separation.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.