MECHANICAL INSPECTOR / SR. MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 24, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $68,328.00 - $117,582.40 Annually USD

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Due to a recent promotion, The Development Services Department's Building Services Division is seeking a Mechanical Inspector (OR Senior Mechanical Inspector).

Come and join our Team!!!


MECHANICAL INSPECTOR:

SALARY RANGE
$32.85 - $50.92 Hourly or $68,326.96 - $105,920.67 Annually

Inspects new and existing mechanical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. In conformance to the Florida Building Code, safety standards, laws, ordinances and other County, State and Federal regulations.

SENIOR MECHANICAL INSPECTOR:

SALARY RANGE
$36.47 - $56.53 Hourly or $75,858.64 - $117,586.14 Annually


Inspects new and existing mechanical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. In conformance to the Florida Building Code, safety standards, laws, ordinances and other County, State and Federal regulations. Reviews building plans and specifications of proposed mechanical installations in detail for compliance with the Florida Building Code, City Code of Ordinances and other applicable rules and regulations effective in the City prior to the issuance of building permits.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

  • Inspects new and existing, permitted air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation systems and refrigeration installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings within the city limits to ensure adherence to the Florida Building Code, safety standards, local laws and ordinances
  • Confers with architects, engineers, general contractors, attorneys, property owners and others regarding inspections, building materials and practices, and code enforcement matters
  • Inspects alteration and repair jobs involving mechanical systems
  • Investigates complaints relating to mechanical systems in construction, repair, and alterations including interviewing property owners, tenants and complainants to determine nature of violations and recommending corrective measures
  • Investigates complaints relating to mechanical systems in construction, repair, and alterations including interviewing property owners, tenants and complainants to determine nature of violations and recommending corrective measures
  • Checks existing refrigeration installations to determine compliance with codes and ordinances
  • Enters sites under construction, which may involve climbing, crawling or accessing areas where limited space is available
  • Prepares reports and maintains inspection records of work performed

SENIOR MECHANICAL INSPECTOR
  • Inspects new and existing air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation systems and refrigeration installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for conformance to the Florida Building Code and local ordinances
  • Occasionally reviews building plans and specifications of proposed mechanical installations in detail for conformity with the South Florida Building Code, City Code of Ordinances and other applicable rules and regulations effective in the City prior to the issuance of building permits
  • Confers with architects, engineers, general contractors, attorneys, property owners and others regarding inspections, building materials and practices
  • Inspects alteration and repair jobs involving mechanical systems
  • Investigates complaints relating to mechanical systems in construction, repair, alterations ; interviews property owners, tenants and complainants to determine nature of violations and recommends corrective measures
  • Enters sites under construction, which may involve climbing, crawling or accessing areas where limited space is available
  • Prepares inspection reports and maintains records of work performed
  • Occasionally reviews and evaluates drawings and specifications of prefabricated building components to determine minimum code compliance for mechanical installations
  • Answers inquiries concerning building code requirements as they relate to mechanical systems


JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR:

1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Additional qualifying work experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education, at the division manager's discretion.
2. Have at least five (5) years supervisory construction experience in the mechanical field, two (2) years of which were within the jurisdiction of the South Florida Building Code.
3. Possess an acceptable current Master Mechanical Certificate of Competency.
4. Possess or obtain a provisional certificate as a commercial mechanical inspector from the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board within forty-five (45) days of appointment and a standard certificate as a commercial mechanical inspector from the above noted board within one (1) year of date of appointment

5. Be eligible to obtain Certification as a Mechanical Inspector from Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals.
6. Possess or be eligible to obtain a Florida driver's license.
NOTE: Required certifications must be kept current to continue employment in this class.

SENIOR MECHANICAL INSPECTOR:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Qualifying work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  2. Must be certified as required by the State of Florida, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB), as a Mechanical Plans Examiner and as a Mechanical Inspector, and
  3. Must possess a current Certificate of Competency as a Mechanical Contractor, Class "A" Air Conditioning Contractor, Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor or
  4. Must have five (5) years construction experience in the mechanical discipline in a supervisory capacity or five (5) years construction experience in the mechanical discipline and five (5) years as an active State Certified Mechanical Inspector, or
  5. Must possess a Certificate of Competency with at least five (5) years' experience as a Certified Mechanical Journeyman, with at least (7) years of practical mechanical experience, issued by at least one of the following entities:
  1. Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
  2. Broward County Central Examining Board of Mechanical Contractors and Specialty Mechanical Contractors
  3. Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, issued on or after January 1, 1968,
Or, Must be certified by the State of Florida DBPR-FBPE as an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced for at least three (3) years
  • Possess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.

Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Class Code: TM072 EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Pay Grade: TG10

SENIOR MECHANICAL INSPECTOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Job Code: TM115 EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Pay Grade: TG11
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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