Profession utilities inspector

Utilities inspectors examine products, systems and machiney such as sewer, water, gas or electric turbines ensuring they are built and functioning according to regulations. They write inspection reports and provide recommendations to improve the systems and repair the broken components.\

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Construction product regulation

    Regulations on construction products quality standards applied throughout the European Union.

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Electrical power safety regulations

    The compliance with safety measures which need to be taken during the installation, operation, and maintenance of constructions and equipment which function in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, such as the appropriate safety gear, equipment handling procedures, and preventive actions.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Surveying

    The technique of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them.

Skills

  • Lead inspections

    Lead inspections and the protocol involved, such as introducing the inspection team, explaining the purpose of the inspection, performing the inspection, requesting documents, asking appropriate questions, and maintaining a high level of professionalism when investigating subjects.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Report utility meter readings

    Report the results from the interpretation of utility reading instruments to the corporations which supply the utilities, and to the customers from which the results were taken.

  • Notify supervisor

    Report problems or incidents to the supervisor in order to find solutions to problems.

  • Monitor utility equipment

    Monitor equipment which provides utility services such as power, heat, refrigeration, and steam, in order to ensure they are functional, operate according to regulations, and to check for faults.

  • Prevent damage to utility infrastructure

    Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.

  • Follow safety standards in industrial contexts

    Abide by safety procedures and standards for industrial contexts, mostly where machinery is involved.

  • Make recommendations for repairs

    Analyse and evaluate the problem and suggest repairs to adjust the issue.

  • Identify faults in utility meters

    Monitor the measuring instruments which calculate the consumption of utilities such as water, gas, electricity, and heat, in order to assess whether the readings are accurate, and to identify damage and need for repairs and maintenance.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Conduct performance tests

    Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.

  • Check construction compliance

    Determine whether a construction complies with laws and regulations.

  • Perform inspection analysis

    Investigate and report on inspection procedures, techniques, equipment and materials.

  • Oversee record management

    Control and oversee electronic records of an organisation throughout the records life-cycle.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

Optional knowledge and skills

liaise with engineers inspect industrial equipment wear appropriate protective gear install utility equipment review construction projects monitor parameters' compliance in construction projects act as contact person during equipment incident inspect sewers use non-destructive testing equipment investigate pollution anticipate installation maintenance engineering processes record test data respond to enquiries building codes collect samples for analysis monitor work site write records for repairs prepare audit activities inspect facility sites advise on utility consumption create solutions to problems