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
- Conducts periodic tests to determine operational efficiency of
existing pumping units and recommends corrective action as
- Checks plans and specifications of mechanical equipment and
- Supervises and compiles pumping and other data.
- Analyzes indicator cards of steam engines and makes adjustments
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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