This position is vital to the success of the Community Development Department and the Building and Trades Division. The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner oversees every phase of construction from planning to finish to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and City of Reading ordinances. The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner has direct contact with both external and internal customers; therefore, the inspector must have excellent communication and customer service skills. Also, the inspector must be able to readily adapt to, interpret, explain, and implement changing codes and ordinances
Review and approve HVAC permit submittal documents.
Issue permits for the installation, removal, and alteration of HVAC system equipment.
Schedule and perform field inspections.
Maintain and submit records of field reports, inspection results, and plan reviews.
Assist developers, designers, and property owners with code-related problems.
Support other City departments as necessary.
Identify potential structural and building system hazards and recommend abatement action.
Draft and mail notices of violation, citations, condemnations, demolitions, and abatement orders.
Minimum high school diploma/GED.
Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Commercial Mechanical Inspector.
Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Mechanical Plans Examiner.
Must possess a City of Reading Master Mechanical license or equivalent (Master Plumber License) for a minimum of 10 years.
Reading is a city in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA, and the County of Berks seat. Reading is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area and has a population of 95,112 as of the 2020census, making us the fourth most populous city in the State after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown.