SUMMARY Performs general preventive maintenance, repair, testing, installation, and troubleshooting of plumbing and mechanical systems, water, medical gas supply and other distribution systems throughout the facility. Responds to general maintenance duties and operates hospital/building equipment and systems to include building engineer/technician operational duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Repairs, installs, replaces, tests and troubleshoots the water and medical gas supply and distribution system including valves, fixtures, and outlets. Installs new water (medical gas supply system with proper certification), piping, and fixtures in accordance with blueprints, drawings, specifications and applicable codes. Maintains waste and vent lines in good operating condition using a plumber's snake, vacuum plunger and/or jet washer. Assists other department staff members or contractors on projects or equipment installations where plumbing expertise is required. Completes plumbing safety inspections and PM's on backflow devices as assigned (with proper certifications). Acts as a resource to and provides training to other staff members so they can perform light plumbing maintenance and repair in a safe manner. Performs general maintenance and building systems operational duties as assigned or directed. Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or trade school training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES Plumbing certification at the Journeyman level required. Medical Gas certification and Backflow certification preferred. Valid Driver License may be required. COMMUNICATION SKILLS Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages. REASONING ABILITY Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Uses personal computer and / or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.