Plumber III

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Aug 19, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Full Time
This position encompasses all duties of a level I and II plumber. Performs minor to complex maintenance and service as needed to support ongoing
facility operations that are initiated through work requests or as dispatched by the control room, call center, or a member of management in accordance with Hospital standards. Perform installations, equipment assembly, troubleshooting, repairs of all plumbing related equipment and maintains general building systems and structure. Installs and repairs domestic water piping as well as heating water loops, sewer lines, and steam piping and valves as needed. Un-clogs sinks, commodes, waste hoppers, drainage lines as directed. This position should have a strong working knowledge of backflow preventers, polypropylene piping and acid waste systems. This position will be required to perform routine to complex installation, repair , and maintenance on Medical Gas Piping, outlets, headwall, pumping systems, and alarm systems.
Responds to all requests in order of priority and assists both with routine-to-complex request on an as needed basis. This position will be responsible for the ordering and the procurement up of any and all materials needed to carry out job functions. Ensures smooth transition of responsibilities to next shift. Responds to all hospital emergencies including but not limited to leaks, odors and fire alarms. Ensures that repairs and new installation are compliant with current plumbing codes. Reports all concerns to the designated specialist or manager. Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to operate hospital vehicles. This position may be subject to variable hours or shifts.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED (Required)

Trade or Tech School in Plumbing or Med Gas, (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
5 years - Related and responsible experience with the plumbing trade; Working knowledge of all applicable EP A & OSHA standards related to the position. (Required)

5 years - Related and responsible experience within the plumbing in healthcare (Preferred)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Must carry an active DCRA Master Plumbing License 1 1/2 Yrs (Required)
DCRA Journeyman Plumbing license (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Expertise in the area of specialty.
Strong knowledge of the Plumbing Code.
Math Ability: basic algebra.
Good customer service skills.
Important Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suit and MP2.
Valid driver's license to operate hospital vehicles.

Functional Accountabilities

Quality Assurance
1. Take initiative to identify and report deficiencies in the physical plant of the hospital.
2. Diagnose and resolve trouble ticket/work orders thoroughly until completed.
3. Follow-up with requestor after completion of a work order to ensure problem has been corrected.
4. Utilize all safety measures as related to work orders and specific task.

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Plumbing Competencies
1. Conduct safety checks throughout the hospital complex.
2. Perform minor to complex repairs to general use plumbing fixtures to include but not limited to sinks, toilets and showers. Replaces valves, washers and fixtures.
3. Repair and replace all types of plumbing associated piping to include but not limited to copper, cast, galvanized, polypropylene and specialized systems; include steam, gas, water , fuel, medical gas, laboratory , and specialized piping systems.
4. Identify material and tool needed to carry out job function; make sure purchase orders and reports are legible, accurate, complete and on time.
5. Make sure all plumbing work is completed with codes by the governing body having jurisdiction.
6. Establish and ensure compliance with work schedules.
7. Maintain septic system include un-clogging of drains and drainage pipe.
8. Maintain, install, and repair all aspects of the Medical Gas System; include valves, alarm systems, pumps, tanks and headwall devices.
9. Maintain relief valves for all systems.

Corrective and Preventive Maintenance
1. Study blueprints and diagrams to ascertain layout, location and specifications of items to be installed.
2. Perform corrective maintenance on equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
3. Perform preventive maintenance of plumbing system in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
4. Troubleshoot plumbing equipment and systems to determine functional and structural problems.
5. Maintain corrective tickets; PM cards, project sheets and status board up-to-date.

Organizational Accountabilities
Emergency Calls
1. Respond to all emergencies to include but not limited to water leaks and fire alarms and assess damage; make repairs or notify appropriate personnel of problems.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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