Job Opportunity – Mechanical Inspector | Saint Louis County


Division of Personnel


An Equal Opportunity Employer

$21.09 – $26.19 Hourly    $43,867.20 – $54,475.20 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/07/16

CLOSING DATE: 09/15/16 11:59 PM


This position is responsible for performing inspections of mechanic equipment systems and components, special mechanical equipment, and/or related sites to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, standards, plans, and specifications.


  • Inspects and evaluates mechanical construction/installation by visually inspecting and evaluating the performance and safe installation and operation of commercial, industrial and residential HVAC, piping, lifting and moving, and other mechanical systems and equipment; evaluating blueprints and specifications.
  • Enforces codes and standards for mechanical construction and installation by reading and interpreting construction/installation drawings, specifications and plans; evaluating HVAC equipment/systems and installations, boilers and other fuel fired appliances, pressure vessels, refrigeration systems, air compressors, generators, various lifting and moving devices, exhaust systems and fireplaces, hot water tanks, gas and hydronic piping, crematories and incinerators, carnival rides, and fire suppression and smoke removal systems for safe and effective operations, as required by codes, regulations, ordinances and other applicable requirements; verifying mechanical work is performed under proper license; reviewing facilities for proper building maintenance and compliance with zoning requirements; issuing non-conformance and violation notices and stop work orders, as required, to correct non-compliant installation of mechanical systems and services.
  • Communicates inspection findings to supervisors, contractors, operators and others by discussing problems and deficiencies found; investigating and resolving complaints; providing technical assistance in person or by telephone; preparing inspection reports, log entries and summaries; writing notices and preparing for license violation hearings and court cases.
  • Prepares for inspection work by accepting work assignments and communicating with management via computer and telephone; planning and scheduling the work to carry out assignments efficiently and in timely fashion; learning the applicable codes (ASME, SMACNA, County and other codes), regulations, requirements, and Public Works Practices and Procedures applicable to the work; attends training.
  • Performs technical work in the inspection of construction alteration and safety of elevators, escalators, and other related devices for compliance with codes and regulations.
  • Serves as a witness for state annual safety tests.
  • Ensures installations or alterations are in conformity with plans and are incompliance with code.
  • Performs such other work, with the required abilities and under the indicated working conditions and environment, as may properly be required of a position in this job class.Equipment Used: PC work station; tape measure/measuring wheel; automobile, van, or light truck (up to 2 ½ tons).

    Working Conditions: Balance, bend at the waist, climb or work on stairs and ladders; exposure to dust/dirt, fumes and hazardous materials; kneel, reach above shoulder level, stand or walk for long periods; walk on uneven ground; work from bucket trucks.


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the mechanical trade or completion of a formal training as a mechanical inspector; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Applicants possessing previous experience in the elevator trade may be given preference.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a valid driver’s license.


SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant’s earned grade. A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be paid for by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veterans’ status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Hearing Impaired TTY: (314) 615-5889
Fax: (314) 615-7703

41 South Central
7th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429