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Mechanical Engineer

Company: County of Hawai`i
Location: hilo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Duties Summary Performs difficult professional engineering work in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems, and/or in the review and analysis of plans and specifications for mechanical engineering features and compliance with code requirements; and performs other related duties as required.
(Appointment may be made at any rate within the salary range advertised above at which appropriate qualified applicants can be recruited. Starting salary will be based on the qualifications of the person selected.)

The eligible list may be used for other Mechanical Engineer IV permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment. Examples of Duties
  • Makes office and field studies of proposed projects and recommends the design, type, selection, and location of equipment to be installed.
  • Conducts preliminary and final acceptance tests of pumping units.
  • Conducts periodic tests to determine operational efficiency of existing pumping units and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Checks plans and specifications of mechanical equipment and appurtenances.
  • Supervises and compiles pumping and other data.
  • Analyzes indicator cards of steam engines and makes adjustments as required.
  • Analyzes station reports and operating schedules.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment.
  • Reviews plans and specifications pertaining to mechanical engineering features for compliance with plumbing, mechanical, and other pertinent code requirements.
  • Analyzes design of piping, air conditioning, refrigerating, heating, and other related systems.
  • Checks and verifies correctness of calculations, determinations, and assumptions as to requirements, load limits, safety allowances, etc.
  • Meets and confers with architects and engineers on matters concerning technical interpretation of codes.
  • Approves or rejects plumbing permits upon review of designs, plans, and specifications.
  • Serves as consultant to department personnel engaged in the inspection of plumbing construction work.
  • Prepares technical reports and correspondence.
Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:

A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:

  • graduation from an accredited college or university with major work (baccalaureate degree) in mechanical engineering, (scan and attach your official college transcript), and
  • three (3) years of professional mechanical engineering experience, and
  • possession of a certificate of registration as a professional mechanical engineer in the State of Hawai'i at time of filing, (scan and attach your valid professional mechanical engineering license to your application), and
  • possession of a valid State of Hawai'i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire).
Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application. Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application. Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.

Knowledge of: the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of mechanical engineering; engineering mechanics, mechanics of materials, machine design, thermodynamics, and hydraulics; basic principles and practices of electrical engineering; principles and methods of conducting a variety of tests on materials and equipment; code requirements as they pertain to mechanical engineering; sources of engineering information.

Ability to: apply mechanical engineering principles; interpret, apply, and modify a variety of guidelines and precedents to the solution of specific problems; review and analyze plans and specifications pertaining to mechanical engineering features; interpret and apply technical provisions of various codes; prepare engineering reports and correspondence; deal tactfully and effectively with engineers, architects, and the public.

Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Light

Supplemental Information

Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required :

  • an official college transcript,
  • a valid driver's license,
  • a temporary assignment verification,
  • professional licenses, and/or
  • certificates,
Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.
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Keywords: County of Hawai`i, Hilo , Mechanical Engineer, Other , hilo, Hawaii

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