POSITION TITLE: Plumber
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or its equivalency and a minimum of five years of experience at a journeyman level in plumbing. Must have considerable knowledge of the maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures in school buildings and facilities. Good communications, organizational and planning skills are essential. Must be skilled in the use of tools, equipment and machinery required in plumbing and working from instructions, sketches, blueprints, and diagrams. A thorough knowledge of the terminology, materials, and methods used in plumbing and sheet metal maintenance is required. Must have good knowledge of the plumbing occupational hazards and required safety precautions and some knowledge of air conditioning and cafeteria equipment. Must have the ability to work with supervisors, managers and school/department administration and staff. Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs. frequently and 50-75 lbs. occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment. Must have sufficient strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks of lifting, stooping, bending, and carrying plumbing equipment and materials to and from work sites. A performance test may be required to demonstrate the required skill level. Necessary Special Requirements: Must hold Journeyman Plumber’s License issued by the City of Richmond and have a current certificate as a tester of back flow prevention devices issued by the City of Richmond. Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record. Must be flexible to work after hours and weekends. Overtime may be required.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Performs skilled maintenances, repairs, modifications and installations of plumbing fixtures in school buildings and facilities. Performs work under general supervision. Prepares appropriate reports and maintains records and files. Installs and repairs hot and cold water, oil, steam or gas pipes, all necessary connections and any surrounding sheet metal requiring replacement. Makes sketches for plumbing layouts and determines types and quantities of materials necessary. Determines time and cost estimates for plumbing jobs and aids in obtaining materials necessary to complete the job. Assists coworkers with difficult and complex projects and skilled workers of related trades in general plumbing maintenance work. Maintains plumbing tools and equipment in good working condition and performs related tasks as required.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs plumbing and maintenance of school buildings and facilities. Work requires lifting and carrying 20 lbs. frequently and 50-75 lbs. occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment. Must have sufficient strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks of lifting, stooping, bending, and carrying plumbing equipment and materials to and from work sites. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker may be subjected to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
REPORTS TO: Manager of Facilities
PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 113
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)