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Job Specification

MECHANICAL ENGINEER TRAINEE

DEFINITION:

Under direction, as trainee and productive worker, does basic 
field and related work in a mechanical, civil, electrical, highway, 
and/or utilities and/or materials engineering program; 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, and 
sprinkler and fire protection work.

Under supervision, assists 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.

Under supervision, gathers 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.

Under supervision, does 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.

Under supervision, makes 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 facilities.

Prepares factual reports.

Maintains records and files.

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's 
degree in mechanical 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 class.

NOTE:  This is the entrance level professional mechanical 
engineering class.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if 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 calculation for heating,
ventilation, plumbing, air-conditioning, and fire protection.

Knowledge of the preparation of specifications for mechanical 
engineering projects.

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 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 related units.

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 
of communication.

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.

ADVANCEMENT

Appointees who complete the twelve month training period successfully 
will be eligible for advancement to an Assistant Engineer level title.

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:
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16890CN409500P95-

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.

10/05/2013