Washington D.C.
Mar 08, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
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Plumber, Maintenance - Law Center

Performs building trades work 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 area to maintain University buildings.  Services include all standard plumbing, heating and hot water systems (including low, medium and high pressure steam lines) work.  Perform journey level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices.  Work in zones areas to assist zones and other assigned areas and provide daily maintenance support to building users including responses to calls for service, scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and similar service. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance and unscheduled or special work such as overhauls, replacements of all types of pumps, valves (water and steam) and piping systems replacements. Surveys projects. Workers use all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observe all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing their duties. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs heating trades and related work to support University operations.  Performs heating trades work including repairing, replacing and installing steam lines, traps, valves, pumps and related devices and components.  Performs maintenance and repairs of water, gas, steam and chill water lines.
  • Performs skilled plumbing work to support University operations.   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.
  • 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.  Fills out, completes and submits such other forms and documents as may be required to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Provides training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability.  Provides 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, and assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others which enable them to develop their skills in the field.  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.  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 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.  Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations. 


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Requires completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the plumbing trade
  • Ability to lift and carry medium to heavy items; to walk, climb stairs and ladders, bend and crouch, and 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 report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late or closing early.  Must be able to be flexible to accommodate emergency situations including snow removal.

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