*Position contingent upon availability of funding/ programming
Job Code: 3622
JOB TITLE: PLUMBER
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Responsible for the application of journeyman skills and knowledge
in installing, altering, and repairing water, gas and sewage disposal system, equipment, appliances, and
fixtures in municipal buildings. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with municipal plumbing codes and standard trade practices with inspection during process and upon completion. Work instructions may be oral or written and are accompanied by sketches and drawings necessary. No supervision is exercised over other staff.
- Installs new plumbing such as pipes, valves, drains, basins, tubs, faucets, heaters, lavatories, sinks, toilet facilities, bubblers, coolers, showers, sterilizers, roof drains, tanks, and specialized hospital, dental, kitchen, and laboratory plumbing.
- Studies drawings, sketches, and specifications of new installations. May erect scaffolding. Marks, cuts, burrs, bends, threads pipe to desired length and curvature. Screws, bolts, or solders valves, couplings and other specified parts and fittings to pipe sections, and pipe sections to adjoining pipe assemblies. Caulks connections for water tightness and attaches pipe assemblies to walls or ceiling with brackets or hangers. Saws passages for pipes. Connects plumbing fixtures to outlets and inlets by fitting gaskets, coupling, traps and valves. Solders connections to seal joints.
- Repairs, tests, alters and maintains existing piping systems and plumbing fixtures. Inspects connections and other parts of system for leaks and pressure losses. Replaces defective pipes and solders or caulks leaks and breaks. Opens clogged drains, traps, and other lines. Replaces work washers or other parts in valve and traps. Repairs or replaces damaged fixtures.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, equipment, processes and techniques of the plumbing trade.
- Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
- Working knowledge of municipal plumbing codes and pertinent state regulations.
- Ability to work from written and oral instructions, sketches and drawings.
- Ability to supervise the work of an assigned helper.
- Ability to diagnose and correct causes of malfunctioning of plumbing equipment.
- Skill in the use of tools, equipment and materials of the trade.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or equivalent and completion of a formal apprenticeship in the plumbing trade.
- Five years of experience as a journeyman plumber.
SPECIAL NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: None
TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS AND TOOLS:
Requires basic computer skills and knowledge of all plumbing related equipment, tools and materials.
Work is mostly performed in a field environment. Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POTENTIAL HAZARDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear; stoop and bend over; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills and working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, these requirements may change over time. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.
The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.
Location/Region: Springfield, MA