Plumbing-Maintenance Specialist 2 or Journeyman Plumber

Linn-Benton Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Information

Posting Number: 0601167-C Position Type: Classified Special Notes to Applicants:
This posting is being used to fill one Full-time position.

The starting annual salary for the Maintenance Specialist 2-Plumbing is $46,586 for a 245-day annual schedule.

The starting annual salary for the Journeyman Plumber is $51,253 for a 245-day annual schedule.

This position includes comprehensive benefits . The salary will be prorated for the remaining days of the year.

LBCC values a work-life balance. Here are some benefits of working full-time at LBCC :
  • 245-day work year (Fridays off in July and August and a week off at the end of December) 246-day work year for 2022-23
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Accrual of eleven days of paid leave (vacation) per year
  • Accrual of eight hours of sick leave per month
  • Tuition waiver for you and your dependents
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance for employee and dependents (premiums currently paid at 100%)
  • Public Employees Retirement eligibility after 6 months ( LBCC pays the six percent employee contribution)
As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and languages other than English are subject to the provisions of Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more information, please LBCC Bilingual Pay Incentive Administrative Policy or the Classified Association Agreement .

For LBCC’s COVID protocols, please click here .

Position Title: Plumbing-Maintenance Specialist 2 or Journeyman Plumber Division/Department: Facilities Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:
This posting is being used to fill one Full-time position. Depending on qualifications the person will either be hired as a Maintenance Specialist 2 Plumbing OR Journeyman Plumber. Please see details regarding the position and qualifications below.

This position is responsible for providing an intermediate level of expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and providing repairs to fixtures and plumbing systems at the college. Systems include cooling tower, boilers, domestic and hot water loops, pumps, RO/DI purified water, backflow, and chemical injection. Responsible for performing routine, preventative and predictive maintenance to support non-licensed maintenance and licensed trades staff and contractors.

Journeyman Plumber will have these additional responsibilities:
Provide journeyman level expertise for the above responsibilities, provide new installations and repairs to fixtures and plumbing systems. Ability to pull necessary permits for installations. Required Qualifications:
Requirments of Maintenance Specialist 2-Plumbing:

Education and Experience: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of four years of full-time experience in an institutional or industrial work environment, or an AA/AS degree in a related program plus two years of full-time related experience, or the combination of education and experience that would enable performance of the full scope of the position. Emphasis of experience must be on piping or plumbing maintenance and repair or HVAC .

Licenses or Certificates: Requires a valid Oregon driver’s license. Requires an Oregon Backflow Certification, or must obtain within six-months of employment. Must complete bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials training prior to beginning those assigned tasks.

Knowledge and Skills: Requires a thorough knowledge of building construction trade practices and principles sufficient to perform routine maintenance and repair tasks. Requires thorough knowledge of plumbing systems and their repair and maintenance. Requires knowledge of the use, maintenance, and minor repair of the various tools and equipment used in piping and building maintenance and repair work. Requires a working knowledge of all test equipment used for monitoring, calibrating, repairing and troubleshooting of all HVAC equipment and systems. Requires sufficient knowledge to repair, inspect, calibrate, overhaul and provide preventive maintenance on the full range of equipment, machines, tools and systems associated with the college. Must know and understand safety rules and regulations. Must have basic record keeping and report writing skills. Requires communication skills sufficient to discuss and understand technical information and to interact with the normal range of contacts usually found at this level.

Abilities: Must be able to perform all of the essential duties of the position with minimal supervision as a member of a self-directed work team. Must be able to perform plumbing repair and maintenance work. Must be able to operate all plumbing and building trades maintenance related hand and power tools and equipment. Requires the ability to understand written and oral instructions. Requires the ability to interpret Oregon building and/or plumbing codes as needed by the college. Must be able to read, interpret and understand design, as-built, and specification blueprints and drawings, including system schematics, architectural, mechanical, and electrical prints. Must be able to make arithmetic calculations that include measures, weights, fractions, decimals and quantities. Requires the ability to plan and prioritize work to ensure that equipment is maintained to specified standards and individual user needs are met. Requires the ability to communicate with peers and other staff on routine and/or technical matters. Must be able to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Journeyman Plumber will need these additional requirements:

Licenses or Certificates: Must have an Oregon Journeyman Plumber license or have 3850 verifiable residential hours and 3850 verifiable commercial hours and completion of an apprenticeship program or academic classroom training and be able to pass the licensing exam within six-months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in trades, such as electrical, carpentry, heating, and air conditioning is desirable. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Position requires frequent standing, walking, and manipulating (lifting, carrying, moving) light to medium weights of 10 to 50 pounds. Less frequent requirement to lift weights over 50 pounds. Required to climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel and crouch and work in tight mechanical spaces. Sets up, operates or adjusts equipment and tools. Requires good hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including the ability to grasp small tools to heavy objects.

Work is routinely performed indoors with some exposure to noise extremes, and exposure to ventilation extremes. Light exposure (less than 5 percent) to hazardous materials. May periodically work outside and be exposed to inclement weather conditions. May be required to work during college closures or weekends due to inclement weather or other college needs. Essential Duties:
Duties of Maintenance Specialist 2 -Plumbing:

Performs all the routine maintenance duties of a Maintenance Specialist 1 position that may include but not limited to concrete patching, roof repair, carpentry, cabinetry, painting, and wall repairs.

Performs routine plumbing, such as diagnosing, testing, and repairing all types of plumbing lines and fixtures from city connection point to the building including all plumbing fixtures and piping contained within, and outside the building for campus facilities. Understands and interprets Oregon plumbing codes. Inspects plumbing and related systems for compliance with codes and functional problems. Makes necessary repairs.

Maintains and tests water supply backflow devices. Maintains and repairs specialized equipment involving knowledge of fluid flows, switches, and integrated operating characteristics. Performs annual backflow testing and submits reports to the respected cities.

Performs preventive maintenance, trouble-shooting techniques, and repairs on mechanical equipment such as air handling units, exhaust fans, air compressors, circulations pumps, and other specialized equipment. Keeps and maintains computerized maintenance work order system and information. Tests and maintains HVAC water treatment.

Performs planned maintenance on all assigned building equipment and related services while being sensitive and responsive to customer needs.

Installs, repairs and adjusts water and sewer systems in kitchens as well as other equipment used on campus.

During emergency situations may determine, with consultation from management, when an outside contractor is needed for complex problems/projects. May assist management in obtaining quotes and reviews work in progress.

Requires good working knowledge of all types and applications of tools and equipment used in plumbing repairs, maintenance, and safety. Maintains equipment and tools, including performing repairs and servicing as required.

Maintains the inventory of regularly used plumbing parts providing proper part numbers to staff for ordering.

Performs various housekeeping duties, such as moving furniture and equipment, setting up rooms for special occasions, and making occasional purchases in connection with repairs.

Performs other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the department.

Journeyman Plumber will have these additional responsibilities:

Installs specialized equipment involving knowledge of fluid flows, switches, and integrated operating characteristics.

Works on layout, design, construct, install, rebuild, maintain, repair, adjust, modify and test plumbing systems such as water, drain lines, etc.

Applicant Instructions:
Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript (if needed to meet minimum qualifications)
  4. License (If you currently hold a Journeyman Plumbers license, please attach)

Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Click here for a list of agencies that perform these services.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: 05/02/2022 Full-time or Part-time Full-time, Fiscal Year (Contracted with Benefits) Number of hours/week: 40 Posting Date: 04/01/2022 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Salary Grade Salary/Rate
Please see “Special Notes to Applicants” section. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Other (specify below)
    • Linked In
  2. If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcript
  2. License or Certificate
  3. Academic Transcript 2
  4. Academic Transcript 3
  5. Academic Transcript 4
  6. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4

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