Dulles, Virginia
Apr 21, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Plumber-Pipefitter - (MWAA-17-11925) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11925 Job Title: Plumber-Pipefitter Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Post Date: 04/20/2017 Job Description:


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Your Journey Begins With Us!  

Join our Team!

Position Title


Announcement No.


Salary Range

T19, $27.77 to $36.10/HR

Position Type

FT, Permanent


Washington Dulles International Airport, Utilities Services Division, MA-223D

Opening Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled*

*Amended from original closing date of 05/04/17

NOTE: These positions are in a 24-hour a day, 365 day a year operation. Shift employees earn a 10% shift differential on top of base pay for evening and night work; 25% premium pay for working Sunday; and holiday pay (a 100% premium).       



Have you ever wondered who runs Reagan National Airport? Or Dulles International Airport? Or the Dulles Toll Road? We do! We’re the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and we’re looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us continue our tradition of outstanding service to travelers in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2016 alone, we served more than 44 million air passengers. We offer an array of benefits programs, including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. Whether you are traveling the world or plotting your career path, your journey begins with us.   




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Serves as journey (full performance) level Plumber-Pipefitter in the Utilities Division (Division) of the Engineering and Maintenance Department (Department) at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority). Inspects, maintains, repairs, installs and modifies building plumbing and building/distribution piping systems, including fire suppression, domestic water, natural gas, storm water, and sanitary sewage systems; repairs plumbing fixtures, centrifugal and circulating pumps, sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, expansion joints, and  pipelines from 1/4 to 72 inches. Works alone or on a team, as directed.


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To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.

  1. A high school diploma, a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.  

  1. Four years of progressively responsible experience (post high school) in the maintenance and repair of plumbing and piping equipment and systems to include one year specializing in the installation, testing, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of plumbing and piping equipment and systems such as, but not limited to, fire protection, domestic water, natural gas, sanitary and storm sewage systems, and fuel distribution systems; pipelines from 1/4 to 72 inches, fire protection sprinklers, fire hydrants, valves, pumps, pressure regulators, joints and fixtures, and related equipment. This includes knowledge of the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the plumber-pipefitter trade.

A Journey License as a Plumber, Pipefitter or Natural Gas Fitter is evidence of four years of progressively responsible plumbing-pipefitting trade experience but is not, by itself, evidence of the one year of experience specializing in the installation, testing, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of plumbing-piping equipment and utility systems as specified in MQ2.

  1. A Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) or ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 90 days of hire, promotion, or placement into the job.

  1. Certification as DOT Pipeline Operator Qualified (OQ) within one year of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.

  1. Certification as Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) within one year of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.


The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job:

  1. A Journey or Master Plumber, Pipefitter, or Natural Gas Fitter license.  

  1. Substantive experience in testing, maintaining, and repairing domestic water systems, natural gas distribution systems, fire suppression systems, and sanitary or storm systems.

  1. Possession of a valid Class B CDL.

  1. Possession of an OQ Certification.

  1. Possession of a BPAT Certification.


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.