The department may employ such inspectors and other persons as are necessary to efficiently perform the duties and exercise the powers imposed upon the department.
The commissioner shall appoint a chief boiler inspector who, under the direction and supervision of the commissioner, shall administer this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter. The chief boiler inspector must:
(1) be licensed as a chief Grade A engineer; and
(2) possess a current commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
The chief boiler inspector shall be the state of Minnesota representative on the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, shall be the final interpretative authority of the rules adopted under this chapter, and shall perform other duties in administering this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter as assigned by the commissioner. Any person aggrieved by a ruling of the chief boiler inspector may appeal the ruling in accordance with chapter 14.