GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Plumbing Manager, and the general supervision of the Senior Plumber, performs skilled work in relation to the inspection, testing, installation, maintenance, adjustment and repair of complete plumbing systems, including back flow prevention, according to manufacturer’s recommendations, department standards, and applicable state and federal regulations.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF CLASSIFICATION: The work involves the use of skills and knowledge pertaining to both preventive and applied maintenance techniques.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs skilled tasks efficiently in relation to the assemblage, installation, diagnosis, corrective repair and preventative maintenance of plumbing fixtures and systems; e.g. closet bowls and tanks, flush valves, wash basins, underground irrigation systems; drinking fountains and other fixtures; works from blueprints or drawings; works in rough layout; cuts holes in walls, ceilings, and floors; hangs steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place; cuts and bends lengths of pipe using saws, pipe cutters, and pipe-bending machines; connects lengths of pipe with fittings using adhesives or soldering with a torch.
Inspects and maintains systems and equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations and department standards
Performs inspections and repairs on backflow prevention assemblies.
Performs preventive maintenance of pumps, piping, valves, traps, back flow prevention, and other devices in a total plumbing circuit.
Repairs and maintains storm and sanitary sewer systems and domestic water systems in buildings and underground according to International Plumbing code
Installs and maintains gas-fired equipment and systems.
Completes permits such as hot work, confined spaces, etc., as required; follows applicable permit protocol.
Uses technology based systems to access e-mail, input information, receive work instructions and other administrative information to including electronic payroll forms, work schedules and CMMS information.
Communicates daily using a two-way radio, and/or pager system in order to respond to work-related routine and emergency information or proactively engage supervision as required.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies
Performs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean, uncluttered, and safe work environment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES:
The primary physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in both extreme heat and cold conditions, as well as conditions that are wet/humid, dry and during times when temperatures are below 32°F for more than one-hour periods.
Employee must lift, tug, pull, and transport, with or without assistance, both small and heavy equipment and material, as necessary.
The employee may be required to bend, squat, stretch and stand and/or work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment both at floor level, overhead, and/or in confined space areas.
Environment may frequently include dust and/or airborne particles and occasionally loud noise, electricity/high voltage, chemicals, gases, fumes, vibration, asbestos, bio-hazardous materials and substances, bacteria, viruses, body fluids and blood borne pathogens. For this reason, employee is required to wear designated personal protective equipment to include, but not limited to, ANSI-approved safety eyewear, hardhats, gloves, hearing protection, full face shield, aprons and footwear to prevent exposures to hazardous materials, noise, dust and/or airborne particles. A respirator and/or specialized personal protective equipment may be required to make access to certain confined spaces.
Blood borne pathogens training and required vaccination is also required in order to comply with personal protective equipment for this occupation. Note: The employee may waive the vaccination requirement only by supplying the required written notification.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Requires knowledge of plumbing systems and related gas systems as to repair, maintenance and operation, knowledge of state and local plumbing codes, and the ability to read and work independently from drawings and blueprints.
Requires the ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
Requires interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and interact with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Requires the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.
Requires knowledge of underground irrigation systems including the operation and maintenance from main valve to the swing joint and the ability to troubleshoot.
REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Requires a high school diploma or GED, or vocational school degree and minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the plumbing trade.
Requires completion or enrollment in a Plumbing Apprenticeship program.
With or without assistance, must be able to frequently lift and carry equipment and job-related materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Requires the ability to work in trenches, manholes and wet environments. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, use ramps and work from scaffolds above ground level.
Requires the ability to accurately discern colors.
Must maintain State required Backflow Prevention Certifications (employee has a six month window to pass exams following re-certification class, present ASSE standards). Failure will result in reclassification of plumber’s status.
Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license in order to drive University of Delaware vehicles.
Internal Number: 494456
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