Alutiiq Engineering Tech Inspector Mechanical in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Engineering Tech Inspector Mechanical

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Job Description

Summary/General Description of Responsibilities:

The incumbent performs construction management and liaison duties in support of a military installation or complex. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring the Government receives quality and complete work as defined and specified in the contract documents. The incumbent will utilize knowledge and experience in one of following specialized areas: Architectural, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical/Plumbing. Keeps supervisor apprised of unique situations and problems encountered and identify and reports safety, environmental and other work requirements for resolution. Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector will primarily inspect/manage construction projects involving but not limited to the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment; commercial kitchen equipment; gas-fire appliances; boilers; piping systems to insure the safety and health of the drinking water system; chemical process piping for industrial uses; and the sanitary disposal of waste. The inspector will also assist fellow inspectors whose projects contain work as described above. As workloads dictate, the inspector may be required to inspect/manage projects that are not primarily mechanical/plumbing in nature.

Required Skills

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Incumbent is responsible for overseeing construction of assigned project’s; providing surveillance, conducting inspections, ensuring quality contractor performance, and maintaining necessary documentation and files.

  • Provides support and input to the project manager/engineer during project scoping and during the design process.

  • Conducts constructability reviews of plans and specifications for clarity, completeness, and the ability to construct in accordance with applicable codes and standards.

  • Attends and participates in pre-bid site visits. Attends and assists in cost negotiations prior to award of construction projects.

  • Participates in pre-construction conferences; notifies user and all base agencies to attend conference; briefs on contract plans/specifications and special requirements; answers questions regarding construction.

  • Serves as construction representative, responsible for monitoring the contractor’s quality control and inspection program for construction of various facilities and infrastructure.

  • Reviews and recommends approval of contractor progress schedules. Ensures that schedule is accurate, reasonable, in proper format, correctly sequenced, and that costs are properly allocated.

  • Receives/reviews contract submittals and shop drawings. Coordinates with project managers/engineers/architects to ensure submittals comply with contract. Returns submittals within 10 days with approval/disapproval.

  • Performs daily site visits (weekly for projects performed by Corps of Engineers) (COE) to inspect work in progress, ensuring materials, manufactured/constructed items, and work procedures conform to the contract documents and with generally accepted construction practices and standards.

  • Observes work site, construction practices and activities to ensure compliance with applicable health, safety, and environmental requirements; ensures appropriate government and internal agencies are coordinated on matters impacting, safety, health, environmental, historical facilities, and mission during construction.

  • Maintains a daily log (history) of the project using Air Force Construction Inspection Log; records facts in writing and through photographs, concerning work activity, equipment in use, materials, contractors and subcontractors on site, work completed, tests performed, accidents, visitors, weather conditions and unusual happenings.

  • Reviews contractors’ progress reports/invoices for accuracy and forwards for payment.

  • Assists the Outage Coordinator, Construction Contractor and Shops in the development of workable outage plans. Works with Outage Coordinator to ensure that proper approvals and notification are obtained (for localized outage, inspector will be required to obtain appropriate approvals and notifications). Monitors outages through completion to ensure utilities and/or systems have been returned to full operation. Inspector will be required to work weekends, holidays and evenings when required to minimize down time to facilities, utilities, roads, etc.

  • Participates in regular progress meetings or other meeting scheduled by construction contracting officer. Notifies user and all base agencies as appropriate; briefs on contract progress; answers questions regarding construction.

  • Receives contractor Requests for Information (RFIs) and coordinates through appropriate personnel for response. Assists the project manager/architect/engineer as necessary in developing RFI responses. Ensures responses are provided, in writing, to the responsible contracting agency by the suspense date.

  • Works with the construction contractor to resolve issues in field. For work determined to be beyond scope of the contract, assists the project manager/architect/engineer as necessary in generating necessary change order documents including Statement of Work, cost estimate, and funds document. Ensures change order is forwarded to the responsible contracting agency by the suspense date. Assists in review of proposals for accuracy and completeness. Attends and assists in negotiations of change orders.

  • Conducts Pre-final and Final Inspections. Ensures appropriate personnel are invited to participate in inspections. Records inspection and follow up to ensure all corrections are completed.

  • Ensures that a completed DD Form 1354 is accomplished for each project to meet the requirements of UFC 1-300-8 and provided to the Real Property Manager prior to final closeout.

  • Evaluates contractor performance by completing the DD2626 prior to project closeout.

  • Maintains construction project file throughout the life of the contract. At project closeout, ensures all required documents have been received from contracting and/or contractor and are included in the project file. Forwards completed project file to engineering office admin to be staged for one year (or extent of warranty) for use in warranty.

  • Determines if issues relating to materials/equipment/ workmanship discovered by shops/customer after acceptance of project fall within the construction warranty. Forwards issues determined to fall within warranty to the construction contractor for resolution; and ensures warranty items are resolved. Performs one-year warranty walk-thru with user.

  • Provides regular updates on construction progress to project manager, customer, to contracting, and Air Force and company management through use of written or verbal communication, or applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint. Maintain current project status and data in the Air Force Acquisition Center of Excellence Systems (ACES) application.

  • Performs secondary surveillance on projects managed by the Corps of Engineers (COE).

  • Provides technical support to the construction contracting officer for constructor’s claims, default actions, and litigation matters.

  • Recommends changes in standards, administrative procedures, facilities, methods and practices.

  • Utilizes and interprets technical manuals, shop directives, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, specifications, verbal and written instructions.

  • Documents records of inspections, maintenance and repairs.

  • Interfaces with customers and responsible for customer feedback, as applicable.

  • Operates motor vehicles in accordance with company vehicle policies.

  • Complies with applicable federal, state, United States Air Force (USAF) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) environmental laws and regulations.

  • Follows Corporation and furnished information directives; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Policies and Procedures, and contract requirements.

  • Complies with health and safety rules and procedures; performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.

  • Incumbent will at all times wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as determined by position and duties.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Experience


  • High School diploma or equivalency.

  • Current state driver’s license, acceptable driving record, proof of valid insurance.

  • Minimum five (5) years as journeyman or lead in a construction related field (mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil, architectural/structural), or equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted standards of workmanship in construction/maintenance of facilities, grounds, and infrastructure systems.

  • Demonstrated skills in using various electronic devices commonly found in an office environment, including such items as personal computers, digital still and video cameras, printers/copiers, scanners, and digital voice recorders.

  • Demonstrated skills in using various computer software, including ability to use the Windows operating system as well as common office software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, with personnel at all levels.

  • Basic knowledge of OSHA regulations.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain all necessary licenses/IDs/certifications.

  • Ability to solve problems and work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in technology and applicable facility/infrastructure codes and standards.

  • Familiarity with facility/infrastructure codes and standards, as applicable.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional & courteous manner in diverse situations.

  • Proficiency and knowledge of a variety of hand and power tools.

  • Demonstrated working ability read, write, speak and understand English.


  • Seven (7+) years’ experience in construction and construction contracts, preferably in facilities and/or infrastructure.

  • Working knowledge of site work, paving, carpentry, masonry, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, painting, electrical, and general construction activities.

  • Knowledge of environmental issues relating to contractual requirements.

  • Good administrative skills.

  • Military experience.

  • Previous experience working on a military installation.

  • Experience working on Tinker facilities.

  • Familiarity with military-specific facility/infrastructure codes and standards, as applicable.

Job Location

Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, United States

Position Type


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