Plumber, Mechanical Shop - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Mar 07, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time
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Plumber, Mechanical Shop - Facilities Management

Shift: Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Plumber performs journey-level maintenance and repairs in maintaining plumbing and heating, and hot water systems, as well as installs new plumbing and heating fixtures and related components, as part of the services provided by the Facilities Management to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn and work.  Reporting directly to the Mechanical Shop Supervisor along with other plumbers, HVAC mechanics and trades helpers, the Plumber has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs skilled plumbing work to support University operations; and responds to work order requests, direct calls from users, and supervisor's directions to repair/replace plumbing fixtures, systems, and related supply and waste/sewer components.
  • Performs heating trades and related work to support University operations; heating trades work including repairing, replacing and installing steam lines, traps, valves, pumps, and related devices and components; and maintenance and repairs of water, gas, steam, and chill water lines.
  • Provides training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability and on-the- job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned and in the normal course of performing daily work; demonstrates use of tools and equipment; assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others - enabling them to develop their skills in the field; and provides information to supervisors regarding the performance and skill development of helpers and others assigned.
  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources; draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials, and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs; and keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations; provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service; as assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures; monitors tests, and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability; records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents and/or into computerized record system as needed; and fills out, completes, and submits required forms and documents to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations; notes and reports any inappropriate installations, ensuring that serviced equipment is installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations; uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations; and keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations. 


  • High School or certified equivalency
  • Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the plumbing trade
  • At least 4 years - preferably 5 years - of related experience in the trade - or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A journeyman's card or the eligibility to obtain one within six month
  • Valid driver's license issued by the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia
  • Ability to lift and carry medium to heavy items; to walk, climb stairs and ladders, bend and crouch, to reach and pull to work on equipment; and to use hands, arms, and legs in using the tools and materials of the trade.

This position is considered an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late or closing early.

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EEO Statement:

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