Engineering Technician II
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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An Engineering Technician II performs paraprofessional engineering work, including technical and skilled drafting assignments. This class performs related duties as required. This is the "training" level class assigned to the Water Resources Engineering and Planning group. Primary responsibilities include: data collection from field equipment, instruments, or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); assisting with data analysis through preparation of tables and reports; data entry into databases or spreadsheets; preparation of maps, exhibits, and standard details in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or AutoCAD as appropriate; researching record drawings, shop drawings, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals; preliminary review of plans and specifications for conformance to clearly defined department standards; and preparing cost estimates. For the wastewater system specific assignments may include: coordinating data collection with field crews and City contractors, reviewing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) sewer inspection videos; identifying sewer defects using National Association of Sewer Services Company (NASSCO) defect codes; preparing inspection logs using Granite XP software; assisting with recommendations for rehabilitation of sewer lines; collecting field data from portable flow monitors, odor sampling monitors, and other field instruments; coordinating manhole inspection data; assisting field staff with wastewater lift station performance testing; and preparing draft condition assessment reports. For the water system specific assignments may include: collecting field data from pressure transducers, chlorine monitors, and other field instruments; assisting in performing field pump tests, vibration analysis, and compiling data in spreadsheets and graphs; collecting asset information from O&M manuals and field equipment for entry into Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software; assisting engineers in collecting data, preparing exhibits, and drafting design concept reports for capital improvement projects. An Engineering Technician II is distinguished from the Engineering Technician I by the greater independence under which the work is performed, the complexity of work performed, and by having ongoing responsibility for project teamwork. An Engineering Technician II is distinguished from the higher-level Engineering Technician classes by the former's limited involvement in design work. Employees are supervised by a Supervising Engineer, a Senior Civil Engineer, or other technical staff, with work reviewed upon completion. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Graduation from high school or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to two years' experience in paraprofessional engineering (civil or traffic by assignment) work (A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering would qualify as equivalent to two years' experience). Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License by hire date. Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). Some (6 months - 1 year) Computer-aided design (CAD) experience preferred. Supplemental coursework in Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent. Basic understanding of water and wastewater systems, experience with field monitoring and sampling equipment, proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software, and basic ability to use AutoCAD and/or Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) GIS (Water Resources Assignment).

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