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Construction and Building Inspectors :

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $46,790.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Certificate / Credential
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 527
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 13.65 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Integrity
Decision-making
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Leadership
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Conduct energy audits
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Perform construction, extraction, or mining related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect facilities or work sites for environmental or safety hazards
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures
Inspect construction work to ensure proper installation or functioning
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate construction quality
Study the architectural features of various structures
Evaluate minimum commercial or residential insulation requirements
Evaluate permitting and grid connections
Study artifacts
Evaluate material specifications
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate training programs, materials, or instructors
Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications
Inspect facilities for cleanliness


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Civil Engineering
Occupational Health and Safety
Field Inspection
Building Inspection
Contract Preparation
Welding
Inspection Certification


Related Licensing Requirements


Licensed Home Inspector (18-0000000120)

IC 25-20.2-5-2 Licensing requirements Sec. 2. (a) An individual who applies for a license as a home inspector must do the following: (1) Furnish evidence satisfactory to the board showing that the individual: (A) is at least eighteen (18) years of age; (B) has graduated from high school or earned an Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma; and (C) has not been: (i) convicted of an act that would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-11; (ii) convicted of a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to perform competently and fully as a licensee; (iii) listed on a national or state registry of sex or violent offenders; or (iv) the subject of a disciplinary or enforcement action by another state or a local jurisdiction in connection with the performance of home inspections or the licensing or certification of home inspectors. (2) Verify the information submitted on the application form. (3) Complete a board approved training program or course of study involving the performance of home inspections and the preparation of home inspection reports and pass an examination prescribed or approved by the board. (4) Submit to the board a certificate of insurance or other evidence of financial responsibility that is acceptable to the board and that: (A) is issued by an insurance company or other legal entity authorized to transact business in Indiana; (B) provides for general liability coverage of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000); (C) lists the state as an additional insured; (D) states that cancellation and nonrenewal of the underlying policy or other evidence of financial responsibility is not effective until the board receives at least ten (10) days prior written notice of the cancellation or nonrenewal; and 8 (E) contains any other terms and conditions established by the board. (5) Pay a licensing fee

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Home Inspector Licensing Board (3172343047)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/hi.htm


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