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Physical Plant Specialist

Class Specifications – G.15
Physical Plant Specialist – (8175)

May, 1975

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under direction, Physical Plant Specialists detect and correct malfunctions in electrical-mechanical, electronic or gas assemblies , systems , equipment and/or controls, requiring the use of specialized testing tools and equipment. Specialists frequently participate in the design of assemblies, systems, equipment and/or controls. Incumbents work from drawings, models or verbal instructions; select necessary materials; and perform other duties as required.

Examples of typical assignments are:

  • Incumbents maintain, repair and install electromechanical components of elevators, dumbwaiters, trayveyors, conveyers, cranes, hoists, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and ancillary equipment.
  • Incumbents maintain, repair and install components of ultrasonic and other security alarms, utility alarms, hydrogen alarms, radiation alarms, telemetry controls and motor controls.
  • Incumbents maintain, repair and install components of power transformers, power regulators, oil circuit breakers, high voltage cables, switches, fuses, motor generators and power factor regulators.

Minimum Qualifications

Physical Plant Specialist

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four years of highly specialized training and experience in an appropriate craft, and achievement of operational level skills; knowledge of national, state and local codes and safety standards; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.