Engineering Technician 2

DATE: 12-14-99

JOB TITLE: Engineering Technician II
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
DIVISION: Engineering

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant City Engineer

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Engineering Tech. I, Engineering Aide

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Civil Engineering Vocational School (design and surveying course) with 7 years experience in municipal or consulting survey, street design, inspection, and related work.

NATURE OF WORK: Obtains and records field information for the design and construction of public works projects. Works closely with the Assistant City Engineer on projects from design through construction inspection.


I. Performs preliminary fieldwork.

A. Compiles survey field data.
B. Locates and establishes project control points.
C. Reduces and plots field notes.
D. Establishes survey ties and determines elevations.

II. Develops construction plan designs.

A. Plots profiles and cross sections.
B. Prepares designs, determines quantities and cost estimates.
C. Makes blueprints.

III. Lays out and stakes projects in the field.

A. Locates property lines.
B. Sets and/or adjusts grade and alignment for projects.
C. Reviews and/or supervises construction projects.
D. Maintains project records.

IV. Performs field inspections.

A. Checks grade and alignment.
B. Checks utility installations.

V. Performs a variety of field tests.

A. Makes routine field and laboratory tests of construction materials.
B. Makes concrete cylinders for testing.
C. Runs air tests of concrete.

VI. Maintains records of surveys.

A. Maintains and updates all survey filed data.
B. Keeps all survey index records.

VII. Performs all other job-related activities as necessary.


I. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the division.

A. Answers citizen questions and requests for materials and information.
B. Responds to citizen inquiries regarding survey work.
C. Maintains good relations with contractors working on City projects.


I. Must posses a valid Minnesota driver's license.

II. Certifications for State of Minnesota State Aid projects may be required as departmental needs dictate.


I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Standard surveying equipment, motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copiers, fax machines, measuring devices, and calculators.


I. Hours vary dependent upon construction schedule. This is a non-exempt position and accrues overtime.

II. Both an office environment and outdoor construction job site activities, and survey work, which includes wide variation in temperature from winter work in sub-zero Fahrenheit to summer temperatures occasionally in excess of 100º F. There is exposure to the natural elements - dust, insects, weather, and conditions that could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.