Plumber

JOB SUMMARY


Performs general preventive maintenance, repair, testing, installation, steam heating and troubleshooting of plumbing and mechanical systems, water and other distribution systems throughout the facility.

Responds to general maintenance duties and operates building equipment and systems to include building engineer/technician operational duties as assigned.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Repairs, installs, replaces, tests steam heating and troubleshoots the water and distribution system including valves, fixtures, and outlets.

Installs new water, piping, and fixtures in accordance with blueprints, drawings, specifications and applicable codes.

Maintains waste and vent lines in good operating condition using a plumber’s snake, vacuum plunger and/or jet washer.

Assists other department staff members or contractors on projects or equipment installations where plumbing expertise is required.

Completes plumbing safety inspections and PM’s on backflow devices as assigned (with proper certifications).

Acts as a resource to and provides training to other staff members so they can perform light plumbing maintenance and repair in a safe manner.

Performs general maintenance and building systems operational duties as assigned or directed.

Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position

QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or trade school training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES


Plumbing certification at the Journeyman level required. Backflow certification preferred. Valid Driver License may be required.

Minimum of 4th class steam certification is a requirement.


COMMUNICATION SKILLS


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor.


FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE


Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


REASONING ABILITY


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.


OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES


Uses personal computer and / or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.


SAFETY

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:


1. Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level,

2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times,

3. Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident

investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.

4. Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required.

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