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Building Inspector

The Building Inspector ensures that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. He/She involves inspecting, not only building structures, but plumbing, electrical, sewage, and heating systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews plans to ensure they meet building codes, local ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications
  • Approves building plans that are satisfactory
  • Monitors construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance
  • Uses survey instruments, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections
  • Inspects plumbing, electrical, and other systems to ensure that they meet code
  • Verifies alignment, level, and elevation of structures to ensure building meets specifications
  • Issues violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant
  • Keeps daily logs, including photographs taken during inspections
  • Provides written documentation of findings

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED is required
  • Able to move physically and is physically active
  • Proven experience as a Building Inspector of more than 2 years
  • Trained on a variety of computer programs, including spreadsheets and MS Office
  • Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Skills needed for this role

The Building Inspector must have a strong grasp of construction and materials science, attention to detail, good communication and problem-solving skills. He/She must see in the normal visual range with or without correction, vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and can visually inspect work in progress.

Career Level

Skilled Worker

Job Specializations

Inspection of Engineering, Construction