STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: RECREATIONAL RIDE AND LIFT SAFTEY INSPECTOR
Class Code: 7576-21 Date Established: 08-28-06
Occupational Code: 3-1-3 Date of Last Revision: 10-30-07
BASIC PURPOSE: To register and inspect passenger tramways and carnival or amusement rides, air supported structures, and amusement attractions and perform safety tests to assure continued safe operation and compliance with state law and regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Conducts inspections of passenger tramways and carnival or amusement rides, air supported structures, and amusement attractions to determine if the equipment is in safe and proper working order.
· Registers passenger tramways and carnival or amusement rides, air supported structures, and amusement attractions.
· Informs passenger tramway, carnival or amusement ride air supported structures or amusement attraction owners of critical parts which need to be repaired, replaced or modified as identified by manufacturer and other sources.
· Prepares reports of inspections and maintains records of all inspections conducted.
· Investigates accidents as assigned and analyzes accident and incident reports related to passenger tramways, carnival or amusement rides, air supported structures, and amusement attractions to determine recommendations for prevention of reoccurrences.
· Enforces the rules, policies and operating codes of the Tramway Safety Board, as well as the statutes regulating carnival and amusement rides and devices.
· Visits sites as assigned of proposed new passenger tramway installations to inspect construction and assembly.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in an engineering or approved related field. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one y ear of required formal education.
Experience: Five years’ mechanical and/or inspectional experience associated with tramways, tows, aerial lifts, ski jumps, amusement rides and related devices. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The Inspector shall not engage in the sale of any article or device relating to ski lifts and recreational rides or their appurtenances. Ability to ski is strongly recommended.
License/Certification: Eligibility for driver’s license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of mechanical inspectional procedures. Thorough knowledge of the functions and purposes of various types of machinery common to lifts and tows, as well as recreational rides and devices. Ability to understand, interpret and apply rules and codes of the Tramway Safety Board and statutes and rules relative to amusement rides and devices. Ability to recognize machinery malfunctions. Ability to determine unsafe and marginal conditions. Ability to establish schedules and supervise subordinate inspectors. Ability to maintain records, answer correspondence and make reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with lift and tow managers, manufacturers, representatives, members of the Tramway Safety Board, amusement ride owners and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04