In the Office of the State Building Inspector, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of lifting devices for compliance with state laws, codes and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of the Elevator Inspection Supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Inspects construction, installation, alteration and operation of existing elevators, escalators and ski lifts; witnesses full load safety and hydraulic pressure tests on elevators; investigates accidents and complaints involving lifting devices; investigates complaints; inspects and recommends shutdown of lifting devices due to code safety violations and/or unsafe conditions; reviews new construction scope of work plans; conducts new acceptance inspections on newly installed elevators; testifies at hearings and in court; gathers information and writes reports; reviews blueprints; responds to questions from architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, managers, elevator contractors and the general public regarding various building and engineering codes; participates in building job code meetings with contractors; collects overdue fees for elevator operating certificates; may assist in training of new Elevator Inspectors; may inspect amusement parks and carnival rides; may develop or assist in development and conduct of seminars on code standards; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of standard methods and materials used in construction and operation of lifting devices; knowledge of signal systems, installation drawings and wiring diagrams; knowledge of relevant state laws, regulations and various engineering and building codes; knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; knowledge of electrical welding and building disciplines; knowledge of and ability to operate microprocessor control equipment and all other relevant technical devices affecting and controlling operation of lifting devices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read technical drawings, designs and specifications; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three (3) years of experience as a licensed elevator craftsman.
College training in mechanical or electrical engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.
Incumbents in this class must possess at time of appointment and maintain during employment an elevator craftsman license.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
Incumbents in this class will be required to climb in and onto elevator cars and may risk danger of injury from working with electrical wiring and may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Elevator Inspector in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective June 30, 2000. (2012 SCOPE Review)