Engineering Technician
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs intermediate technical work performing a variety of engineering design, construction and related assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Survey Party Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions*:

Must be physically able to work in varying weather conditions, carry approximately 30 lbs. of surveying equipment for short distances and walk on various terrain at job sites. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or make fine distinctions in sound. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written computer data, use of measuring devices, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and hazards.
Performing field survey and office engineering tasks; plotting plans and profiles; assisting the public; preparing and maintaining records and files; Serves as instrumentperson in field, establishes lines and grades; Takes and plots field notes; Assists in preparing plans for construction projects; Draws cross-section and profiles and computes and cut and fill; Performs skilled drafting; Makes drawings for location of right-of-way work; Surveys existing City property or property to be purchased; Uses geographic information and global position system technologies; Maintains files; Makes prints; Performs deed, title and easement searches; Locates utility lines, sewer connections and valves, manholes and house laterals; Responds to storm and other emergency situations as directed; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.
Prepares maps and plans from copy or other documents; Records characteristics of traffic volumes and turning movements; Assists in supervision of snow and ice removal.

*Note: The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the position description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Typical Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of basic construction and civil engineering principles, practices and techniques; General knowledge of engineering, mathematics, surveying and drafting; General knowledge of automated office systems, practices and equipment; Ability to prepare technical engineering reports; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, public and private agency officials and the general public; Good physical condition.

Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by courses in engineering technology and some experience in engineering and drafting work.

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