Plumber - Licensed
TITLE: Licensed Plumber CLASSIFICATION: Non-Certified
FLSA: Non-Exempt DEPARTMENT: Buildings & Grounds
SALARY: Union Local 382 WORK YEAR: 260 Days
REPORTS TO: Maintenance and Custodial Staff Supervisor
Job Summary: Under general supervision and direction of the Maintenance and custodial staff supervisor, maintain, repair, and install plumbing utility systems, services, and equipment for the district. Maintain and provide for the safe condition and operation of all plumbing fixtures and systems in district facilities.
- Valid Illinois/Missouri Plumbing License
- Valid Illinois/Missouri driver’s license
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in plumbing field
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential Job Functions)
- Assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures for heating, water and drainage systems, according to specifications.
- Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints.
- Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, commodes, bath tubs, water heaters and pumps.
- Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of metals such as iron, steel, brass, copper and lead; also non-metals such as glass, vitrified clay and plastic; using both hand and power tools..
- Tests pipe systems with water and air pressure.
- Assume primary responsibility for the safe condition of pipes, drains, and plumbing fixtures in the facilities owned or operated by the district
- Review with supervisor to determine which repair jobs may be performed by plumbers, custodians, and maintenance workers on the staff and which must be performed by outside contractors, and advises the Director of Operations and Risk Management accordingly.
- Receive and complete departmentally assigned work orders.
- Select material and hardware and make time and materials estimates.
- Maintain accurate records on material and labor used.
- Maintain inventory of district-owned tools, equipment, and materials.
- Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean.
- Work with building principals and supervisors to complete projects.
- Detect needed repairs on buildings, grounds, and equipment following established inspection procedures.
- Respond to emergency calls as needed.
- Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment.
- Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
- Ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.
- Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
- Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of plumbing fixtures, piping and drain
- Knowledge of state and local codes
- Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and written reference material
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations
- Ability to diagnose and resolve problems
- Ability to use hand and power tools
Inside/outside environment; all types of weather, snow, rain, wind, heat and cold; frequently noisy, dirty, and dusty; vibration from equipment or tools; sometimes includes close quarters.
Walking, standing, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, reaching, hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to monitor various activities; read documents, kneeling, bending at the waist, sitting and standing, walking or sitting for extended periods of time; reaching overhead, above shoulders, and horizontally, or bending at the waist; lifting heavy objects of fifty pounds are common. Requires manual dexterity, repetitive motions, hand/eye coordination, strength and endurance; occasional work at heights, use of heavy electric and manual equipment; requires alertness to potential hazards common in licensed plumbing.
Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals; contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals