POSITION OBJECTIVE: Performs a variety of functions related to the installation, repair, and general maintenance of plumbing systems.
- Perform the following duties:
- Analysis and identify plumbing issue
- Identify required tools and/or special equipment
- Select type and size of pipe/fixture
- Read and understand blueprints and engineering specification to determine layout of plumbing systems, water supply networks and waste and drainage systems.
- Locate and mark positions for connections and fixtures
- Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures and equipment
- Assemble and install valves and fittings
- Install, repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping and controls
- Install, repair and maintain underground storm sanitary and water piping systems
- Install, repair and maintain sinks, tubs and toilets
- Install, repair and maintain water heaters and conditioners
- Install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures, appliances and trim
- Test pipe systems and fixtures for leaks
- Repair and maintain fire sprinkler systems
- Perform the following duties:
- Performs all required preventative maintenance on plumbing equipment:
- Starting/stopping equipment
- General cleaning
- Removal/installation of serviceable parts
- Calibrating controls
- Tests joints for leaks
- Drains/flushes systems
- Greases/oils equipment
- Coordinates repairs with other trades affected by plumbing operations.
- Maintains good working relationships with all members of the department, College faculty, staff, and students. Coordinate efforts and provides guidance to contractors working on campus.
- Determines cause of systems malfunctions and determines actual and potential impact on system and the community.
- Implements plumbing preventive maintenance program.
- Coordinates plumbing projects on campus, estimates time, material and labor.
- Available to work overtime for emergencies and to ensure the success of College.
- Identifies and initiates purchase of required materials.
- Ensures safe us of materials/equipment used in the plumbing shop and on campus.
- Performs other job-related as assigned or directed.
SKILLS, ABILITIES, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Graduation from vocational school/high school and successful completion of an accredited, four (4) year apprenticeship program under a master plumber(s) or any combination of experience and education or training which provides the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge. Additional 3-5 years’ experience preferred.
Working knowledge in mechanical and heating trades.
Knowledge of local and state code, special safety precautions.
Demonstrated skill in use and care of the standard tools of the trade.
Current and valid driver’s license.
Ability to read safety rules and instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and methods of mechanical drawing and layout work.
Must have superior interpersonal skills.
Must have excellent oral communication skills
Must have good:
- manual dexterity.
- hearing skills
- sense of smell.
Must have ability to:
- walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop and lift for long periods of time
- work in limited or confined spaces.
- lift 80 pounds
- walk up and down steps
- climb ladders
- lift for extended periods of time
- work in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold
- distinguish colors
- read written directions
- read instructions on equipment, chemicals and other tools and to safely operate equipment
- write and provide documentation
- handle chemicals that are used in a skilled craft trade.
- Frequent exposure to loud noises and uncomfortable physical environment
Physical effort involving lifting of heavy weight (50+ lb.), stooping or standing for extended periods of time.