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Plumbing Mechanical Inspector - G120

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024
Major Duties and Responsibilities

This position performs inspections to ensure compliance with the requirements of standard plumbing, gas, and mechanical codes in new and existing, residential, commercial, and industrial establishments.

  • Reviews plumbing, gas, and mechanical blueprints for commercial and industrial jobs to ensure compliance with standard plumbing, gas, and mechanical codes.
  • Patrols assigned district to ensure all construction work is permitted; checks ongoing jobs to ensure inspections have been requested.
  • Meets with contractors on job sites regarding plumbing, gas, and mechanical violations.
  • Plans route throughout district to assure priority inspections are made in a timely manner.
  • Responds to questions from contractors and the general public.
  • Enters data into computer system to create a permanent record of each construction job and to access records to review status of ongoing work.
  • Participates in weekly plumbing, gas, and mechanical training classes.
  • Fuels, cleans, and maintains assigned vehicle.
  • Attends departmental staff meetings.
  • Writes Requests for Compliance and citations; prepares and presents court cases.
  • Meets with contractors and architects regarding problems with blueprint reviews.
  • Meets with supervisor on difficult or unusual enforcement situations.
  • Inspects job sites for adherence to soil erosion and sedimentation requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of standard plumbing, gas, and mechanical codes.
  • Knowledge of safe practices in the inspection of plumbing, gas, and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of Lotus Notes computer software.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and other local areas.
  • Skill in conducting plumbing, gas, and mechanical code compliance inspections.
  • Skill in the use of specialized plumbing, gas and mechanical tools used for testing related systems.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain International Code Council (ICC) certifications of Commercial Plumbing Inspector within two years and Commercial Mechanical Inspector within three years. This position requires the employee to be sworn in by the Columbus Police Department, which may involve additional criminal history background checks. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee must occasionally lift light objects.

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room.