Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Plumber position is
primarily responsible for work in the trades of plumbing, steam
fitting, air conditioning and refrigeration. The incumbent is
required to perform general maintenance tasks, such as simple
construction, preventative maintenance, improvements and minor
repairs to buildings, fixtures, and mechanical equipment. The
Plumber is expected to perform specialized tasks approaching the
journeyman level in the plumbing trade. This position is designated
as Essential and is required to report for emergency
- Make minor repairs and alterations to mechanical and building
equipment; responsible for troubleshooting, conducting appropriate
repairs on mechanical equipment, performing emergency repairs to
buildings, water and sanitary systems using various approved
materials, including schedule 40, plastic, copper, brass, glass,
clay, and galvanized pipe as required.
- Install, replace, and maintain plumbing fixtures and other
equipment as required; check and maintain sewer lines, conduct
periodic cleaning of traps and change filters.
- Make minor repairs to fixtures, steam pipes and fittings
including toilets, flush valves urinals, floor and sink
- Maintain domestic and storm water lines and rain leaders for
proper flow, clean sanitary and storm drain piping; perform roof
and roof-drain inspections and keep drains clear.
- Assist in the preparation of specifications for obtaining
contractual plumbing services and coordinate with contractors;
prepare requisitions for ordering supplies and materials;
coordinate work activities with other maintenance personnel.
- Perform other assigned duties and fall within this job
classification such as caulking doors and windows; cleaning and
lubricating mechanical equipment and machines; wash, brush, sand
and scrape interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors, and other
building surfaces; apply paints, varnishes, stains, waterproofing
agents, and other protective products; patch block, brick, and
High school diploma, with plumbing license required. Unlicensed
plumber with seven (7) years or more experience may be
Three (3) years of experience in any combination of the maintenance
trades provided that at least two (2) years of the candidate's
experience are primarily within the plumbing trades at the
Working knowledge of other building trades, including electric,
refrigeration, steam fitting. An ability to read and interpret
drawings and specifications; knowledge of plumbing codes; knowledge
and experience using appropriate tools of the trade such as pipe
cutters, automatic drain openers, hand and power assist tools, air
compressors and lubrication equipment, brazing and soldering
Effective verbal and written communication, and ability to
coordinate work activities with other maintenance support personnel
and to work unobtrusively and professionally in occupied
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to outdoor weather conditions such as heat, cold, snow, and
rain, dirt, and steam. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate. Exposure to operating machinery consistent with
working in a maintenance department.
The physical demands described below are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job:
- Ability to work in noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor
temperatures, snow, steam, and emergency situations.
- Ability to detect odors such as gas, etc
- Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to
75lbs without assistance while kneeling, squatting, reaching above
the head, the waist, and below the knees. Must be able to bend at
- Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying
size and weight requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye
- Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of
time to complete job activities.
- Ability to stand a minimum of 6 hours during the workday.