- Elevator/Amusement Ride Safety Inspector
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is specialized technical work responsible for ensuring the registration and compliance of elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, dumbwaiters, amusement rides, and/or related equipment with state law, national codes, rules, and regulations for the Department of Public Safety.
Performs and/or observes quality control and routine annual inspections and testing of elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts, dumbwaiters, amusement rides, and/or related equipment in order to ensure safety and to monitor compliance with state laws, rules, regulations, national codes, and standards for elevator and/or amusement ride safety.
Inspects the operating condition of new, existing, and altered elevating equipment, using visual observation and mechanical testing equipment to ensure compliance.
Submits written reports regarding all inspections and/or accidents and their causes; files reports with the supervisor.
Identifies potential inspection sites and locates unregistered elevator-related equipment.
Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrections are made; assists elevator contractors, trade workers and building owners in determining how such corrections may be made to achieve code conformance.
Conducts reviews of variance requests as assigned by the Public Safety Manager and makes recommendations for presentation to the Elevator Safety Board.
Reviews inspection practices and procedures of state-licensed inspectors to ensure consistency and compliance with state laws, rules, regulations, codes, and standards for elevator safety.
Investigates accidents, failures, and/or complaints of hazardous or improper elevating equipment and/or amusement rides.
Provides technical assistance to contractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, building owners, safety directors, and the general public.
Completes assignments with considerable independence; receives general direction from a Public Safety Manager or other administrative supervisor through reports, conferences, staff meetings, training, technical updates, and consultative personal contact.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Four or more years of experience in the mechanical and/or electrical trades, including one or more years involving the design, installation, maintenance, repair, and/or inspection of elevators; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
(Post secondary training or education in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Electronics or closely related area from an accredited college or university or acceptable continuing education provided by the elevator industry may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)
1. Possess an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) Certificate within timeframes specified by the Division of Fire Safety.
2. Possess a National Association of Amusement Ride Officials (NAARSO) Level I certification or equivalent certification as specified by the Division of Fire Safety.
3. Ability to pass physical and psychological examinations as prescribed by the Division of Fire Safety.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of state laws, regulations, and rules related to the use, construction, installation, and repair of elevators, escalators, and all related equipment.
Comprehensive knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and the American National Standards Institute.
Comprehensive knowledge of the design, construction, installation, inspection, and repair of elevator, escalator, moving walks, lifts, dumbwaiters, and related equipment.
Comprehensive knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Intermediate knowledge of the requirements of the American Welding Society pertaining to the welding of parts.
Introductory knowledge of the requirements of NFPA70, National Electric Code, and Article 522- Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events and Article 620 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Platform Lifts, and Stairway Lifts.
Introductory knowledge of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) requirements for amusement rides and devices.
Introductory knowledge of non-destructive testing procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, building owners, and safety directors.
Ability to travel extensively in the completion of work assignments.
Ability to work in an environment that may include factors such as heat, dust, noise, hazardous materials, heights, and confined spaces.
Ability to perform detailed tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, climb ladders, and perform tasks involving balance and eye-hand and eye-foot coordination.
Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities to achieve established goals.
Ability to communicate clearly and prepare detailed reports of inspection findings.
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