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This is technical work in the designing and developing of plans for mechanical systems installations and alterations of existing university buildings.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for planning, designing, and drafting detailed specifications of mechanical systems such as air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and electrical wiring. As assigned, duties include alterations of present systems and plans, and designs involving new buildings. Work includes important contacts with personnel from the several university departments and material and equipment vendors. Work orders are received in writing. Assignments consists of specific projects and normally includes instructions as to general policies and procedures, but the employee is expected to make technical decisions within the scope of these instructions. Work is reviewed by inspection while in progress and upon completion.


Discusses requirements of job requests with appropriate officials; conducts surveys to gather data needed in design preparation; prepares preliminary design sketches and a cost estimate for labor, material, and equipment.

Prepares final designs and specifications; including a complete layout of the duct work, vents, and types of equipment and controls, electric service lines, and other appurtenances.

Performs the drafting work required for each project.

Refers completed designs to superiors for review, alteration, and approval.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school supplemented by two years of additional course work in a technical school, college, or university with major course work in drafting and mechanical engineering, and considerable experience as a draftsman and mechanical engineering technician; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles, methods, and practices involved in the design of mechanical systems for buildings.

Considerable knowledge of equipment and material required for the efficient operation of mechanical system.

Considerable knowledge of the terminology, methods, practices, and techniques of mechanical drafting.

Ability to prepare designs and specifications for material and equipment needs of mechanical systems.

Ability to prepare complex schematic drawings from rough sketches, survey data, and oral instructions.

Ability to understand and efficiently carry out complex written and oral instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university personnel.

Skill in the design and preparation of drawings and specifications.



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