Engineering Technician, City of Mason


Organization : City of Mason
Job Category : Construction Management
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Mason
Salary and Benefits : $21.56 to $26.21/hr

Engineering Technician

City of Mason OH 

Salary: $21.56 to $26.21/hr

General Statement of Duties and Distinguishing Features of Class

Under general supervision, is responsible for coordination, inspection and monitoring a variety of public works, utility, Capital Improvement Projects, and new development and repairs to existing projects for conformance to plans and/or specifications.  Perform duties as assigned and actively participate in required and needed training and refresher training.  Ability to assimilate a large amount of information upon coming into the position and remain up to date.

This is a public service job based in trust, credibility, and competency.  It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent displays the desire and ability to perform and behave (on duty, as well as off duty) in a manner that does not damage or endanger the loss of trust with the public, co-workers, and other public safety forces.  Candidate must meet the following qualifications and requirements at time of appointment.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Keep records and make reports of inspections.
  • Investigates drainage complaints and construction violations, notifies offenders, and works with them to correct violations and/or other problems.
  • Work hours as needed by City Engineer or designee.
  • Reviews requests for release of Subdivision Bonds.
  • Prepares final punch lists, coordinates inspections from several departments.
  • Directs and participates in the inspection of large construction projects, including roads, streets, alleys, storm sewers, soil erosion and water and sewer lines.
  • Submits recommendations or changes, and acceptance or rejection of field work.
  • Ability to read drawings, take off quantities, prepare estimates.
  • Keeps the City Engineer or designee informed of the progress of projects.
  • Gathers information necessary to keep accurate records.
  • Takes field measurements, calculates quantities, and records units for payment to contractor.
  • Furnishes information to the public, contractors, and engineers.
  • Checks installation in City right-of ways, including driveway aprons, sidewalks, etc.
  • Checks development plans submitted to the City for approval as to their conformation to the City code and Standards and informs Engineers of any irregularities.
  • Ability to work on computers.
  • Ability to manage time in a dynamic, stressful environment; and
  • Works closely with departments, co-workers and supervisors to accomplish department goals.
  • Periodically attends evening City Council work sessions, HOA meetings, resident meetings to present project updates.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:The following is preferred

  • Knowledge of materials, tools and methods used in construction work.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to assist with all phases of construction management including reports, contract documents, specifications, inspections, billing, etc.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates
  • Ability to test sewer and water mains.
  • Maintain working relationships.
  • Ability to read and understand test results.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to write reports, letters, technical documents, etc. as needed.
  • Possession of good English, proper grammar, and superior customer service skills.
  • Able to interpret instructions in written or oral form.
  • Ability to increase the department’s capabilities and quality related issues.
  • Willingness to learn and grow - assisting in “Commitment to Excellence to Public Service”; and
  • Demonstrated willingness to support and practice those policies outlined in the Employee Manual.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • 2-year Associates Degree in Engineering, Building, Surveying and/or Construction            Management or currently enrolled in such program.
    • Possess and maintain a valid State of Ohio driver’s license during the duration of employment in this position.
    • Possess a good driving record at time of employment and is insurable.
    • Demonstrated work history of sound decision making.
    • Demonstrated work history of the motivation required to complete assigned tasks effectively and efficiently.
    • Establish sound working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and residents.
    • Willingness to take on continuing education as it may apply to the position.
    • Possess or be willing to obtain CDL, Class B license, with tanker endorsement within six months of employment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual acuity and perception are required.
  • Auditory acuity to hear the cell phone, radio, or communication in construction area.
  • Ability to move in and out of a vehicle numerous times a day.
  • Ability to sit at a computer station for extended periods of time.
  • Mobility to respond to customers in a timely fashion, file and make copies; and
  • Ability to perform physical labor in varying climates, weather conditions, and on uneven ground.

I understand this position is a position at will, and nothing in this job description and no oral statements made to me in connection with this job description can be construed as a contract of employment.

To apply: Applications for this position must be filled out online by visiting and going to the employment page. It will take about two hours to complete the application and assessment tests. Click here for job description


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