Occ. Code 6921700
BRIDGE REPAIR SUPERVISOR 2, GRADE 16
New York State Department of Civil Service
NATURE OF WORK
A Bridge Repair Supervisor 2 plans, organizes, supervises and coordinates the work of a Bridge Repair Crew consisting of skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled workers. An incumbent inspects bridges to determine repair and maintenance work required and estimates resources required to perform each job.
Positions in this class are found only in the Bridge Maintenance Units of the Regions of the Department of Transportation.
CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Bridge Repair Supervisors 2 are characterized by supervision over a permanent Bridge Repair Crew typically consisting of Bridge Repair Supervisors 1, Bridge Repair Mechanics, Bridge Repair Assistants, and other personnel, as assigned, to perform the required maintenance and repair work. Incumbents plan, schedule and organize work projects, arrange for the use of equipment, additional personnel and the delivery of materials; observe and inspect the sub-crews work; inspect entire bridges for evidence of deterioration and needed repairs and estimate the resources needed for each bridge project. A Bridge Repair Crew may be responsible for the repair and maintenance work of all bridges within a Transportation region or only a portion of the bridges within a Region.
This class is distinguished from the Bridge Repair Supervisor 1 in that an incumbent of a position in that class is the assistant supervisor of the Bridge Repair Crew supervised by the class described in this standard. Incumbents make frequent inspections of the work performed by each sub-crew of the Bridge Repair Crew to insure work is progressing properly and according to quality standards and directly oversee the work of a sub-crew performing the more complicated and difficult bridge repair work such as repair of deteriorated bridge concrete substructures or straightening structural members.
Positions of Highway Maintenance Supervisor 2 supervise a crew of Highway Maintenance Workers 1 and 2 and Highway Maintenance Supervisors 1 on highway repair and maintenance projects. This work includes the surfacing and widening of highways, building road shoulders, installing curbing and erecting guard rails.
The Transportation Maintenance Engineer in charge of the Regional Bridge Maintenance Unit is responsible for setting long-range bridge repair and maintenance goals; setting work priorities; performing annual inspections of all bridges in the Region to insure that they are structurally sound and in good repair; overseeing bridge repair and construction work performed by private contractors to insure work is performed to contract specifications and authorizing payment on the contract.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Plans, organizes, supervises and coordinates the work of a Bridge Repair Crew within a Regional Bridge Maintenance Unit.
· Personally inspects bridges, decks, super and substructures and joints to determine repair and maintenance requirements.
· Estimates staff, equipment, material and time requirements to perform specific repair and maintenance tasks.
· Schedules work projects for bridge crew a few days in advance according to personal assessment of needs, long-range plans and job priorities set by Bridge Maintenance Engineer in charge of Regional Bridge Maintenance Unit.
· Arranges for any special equipment, material and staff required to complete scheduled work with Residency or through Bridge Maintenance Unit.
· Organizes workers and equipment into sub-crews and provides any necessary instructions to perform assigned projects.
· Reorganizes work schedule to take in account emergency repairs and absences.
· Periodically inspects all sub-crews on the job to insure work is progressing satisfactorily according to instructions and all safety procedures and work standards are being observed.
· May personally supervise the largest bridge repairs and maintenance projects where most of bridge crew is employed, e.g. deck replacements and substructure repair.
· Maintains daily written records of attendance, work progress, equipment, material, staff and time needed to complete each project and explanations of any variances with estimates and/or work standards.
· Provides any necessary on-the-job training for members of the bridge crew to improve their effectiveness and increase safety.
· Performs any task required of Bridge Repair Crew as necessary.
· Personally inspects bridges for evidence of needed repairs and assists Transportation Maintenance Engineer in performing professional engineering inspections and in formulating work plans and priorities.
· Using scaffolds, ladders, under bridge inspection equipment and rigging with sling and boatswains chairs inspects decks, superstructures and substructures of bridges for deterioration.
· Uses drills, chippers, chisels, and hammers to knock away deteriorated concrete and scaling from structural members to determine extent of repairs required.
· Discusses with Civil Engineers 1 of Regional Bridge Maintenance Unit the repair and maintenance work required within the Region to determine who should perform the work, to set priorities and to devise a work plan.
· Informs Civil Engineers 1 of any special problems or difficulties discovered during personal inspections or uncovered during repair and maintenance work.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Bridge Repair Supervisors 2 have frequent oral communications with members of the Bridge Repair Crew in assigning work and providing instructions. They also have frequent oral communications with Civil Engineers 1 of the Regional Bridge Maintenance Unit discussing priorities, planning work and selecting specific repair projects to be performed. Incumbents provide the Civil Engineers 1 with written work activity reports concerning work performed, material, staff and equipment used and problems encountered. Bridge Repair Supervisors 2 have less frequent oral and written communications with Resident Engineer staff requesting equipment, material and staff required to perform bridge repair and maintenance projects. Communication with the general public is not typical of this class.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION
Bridge Repair Supervisors 2 supervise a Bridge Repair Crew and additional workers as assigned by assigning them to sub-crews, providing instructions, advice, drawings and blueprints and arranging for all equipment and material. Incumbents periodically observe and inspect work performance to insure instructions are followed and all safety procedures and work standards are observed.
Bridge Repair Supervisors 2 are supervised by the Transportation Maintenance Engineer in charge of the Bridge Maintenance Unit who sets job priorities, approves specific repair projects, provides blueprints and schematic drawings and oral instructions. The Transportation Maintenance Engineer or one of his subordinate engineers periodically inspects repair projects but a Bridge Repair Supervisor 2 typically works with considerable independence on the job.
MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Bridge Repair Supervisors 2, while primarily supervisory positions, use and operate any of the machinery, tools and equipment normally used by the bridge repair crews in the course of inspection work and as the need arises. Some of these machines, tools and equipment are under bridge inspection equipment, jack hammers, drills, welding and cutting equipment, scaffolding, concrete mixers, sand blasters, construction and highway equipment and hand tools.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
In the course of bridge inspection and repair work incumbents are required to work high above the ground or water using under bridge inspection equipment mounted on trucks or boats; scaffolds, ladders or boatswain chairs with rigging and slings. They also work in all kinds of weather conditions and in the midst of highway traffic.
· Working knowledge of Highway Maintenance Operational Guidelines as they refer to bridge maintenance operations.
· Working knowledge of Highway Maintenance Safety Manual as it refers to bridge maintenance operations.
· Working knowledge of work plans and priorities in assigned Bridge Maintenance Unit.
· Working knowledge of specific properties of the various metals, concretes and paving materials used in the repair and maintenance of bridges.
· Working knowledge of inspection techniques used to detect defects and deterioration in bridge decks, substructures, superstructures and structural members.
· Working knowledge of principles and practices of bridge repair and maintenance techniques.
· Working knowledge of welding, iron working, steel fabricating, painting and carpentry trades as they apply to bridge repair and maintenance.
· Working knowledge of mathematical formulae that relate to bridge repair, maintenance and construction.
· Working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
· Ability to perform work in the inspection, repair and maintenance of bridges high above the ground or water from scaffolding, ladders, under bridge inspection equipment and boatswain chairs with rigging and slings.
· Ability to plan, organize and schedule bridge repair work.
· Ability to read and understand technical manuals, schematic drawings and blueprints concerning bridge repair, maintenance and construction.
· Ability to use and operate the tools, equipment and machines required in bridge repair and maintenance work.
· Ability to train and supervise a crew of workers.
· Ability to perform medium to heavy physical labor.
One year of permanent competitive service as a Bridge Repair Supervisor 1.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.