Incumbents of positions in this series install, repair, maintain and/or alter sanitary fixtures, heating units, sprinkler systems, steam tables, industrial cafeteria equipment, etc.; and perform related work as required.
The basic purpose of this work is to install, repair, maintain and/or alter steam, heating, water supply, drainage and disposal systems
Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in plumbing and steamfitting.
Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills.
Knowledge of the types and uses of small measurement devices such a calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, etc.
Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as power saws, power drills and power hammers, etc.
Knowledge of the types and uses of materials used in plumbing such as steel; malleable, cast and galvanized iron; clay; glass; etc.
Knowledge of the types and uses of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.
Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.
Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of plumbing.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of steamfitting.
Knowledge of sanitation methods, techniques and procedures followed in plumbing.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipefitting.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading.
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.
Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
Skill in using small measurement devices such as calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, gauges, etc.
Skill in using hand held power tools such as saws, drills, power hammers, etc.
Skill in the use of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.
Skill in the use of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, and drawings.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
Ability to work in cramped or confined spaces.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.
Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to write clearly and concisely.
Physical stamina and endurance.
28 Knowledge of power plants to include hydronic systems and low pressure boilers.
29 Ability to repair large HP pumps including direct couple and split case.
30 Ability to repack and repair pneumatic and DDC operated valves.
31 Ability to use propress fittings.
32 Ability to hydro drains and use drain cameras.
33 Snow removal
Additional qualifications required at hire for Plumber and Steamfitter II positions:
Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action, and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
Ability to give written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumber’s license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters
Installs, repairs, maintains, and/or alters steam and plumbing systems by cleaning sewer drains; by operating power tools, welding equipment, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; by laying out, cutting and fitting materials for welding; by packing joints, valves, and pumps; by cutting and threading pipes; by caulking and packing lead joints, valves and pumps; by replacing seals in water closets; by cleaning filters; by unplugging sinks, toilets, and drains; and by insulating heat tracing wires and/or piping to ensure that equipment is in proper working order and to meet agency needs.
Inspects buildings to determine need for repairs.
Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand construction work to be done.
Schedules installation, maintenance, and/or repair work by conferring with supervisors and other department personnel to determine location of equipment and appropriate time to complete the project.
Estimates length of time, cost of materials and manpower needed by using current market rates and man-hour output to develop a work project budget.
Handles complaints from building occupants regarding assigned work and takes appropriate corrective action.
Performs related duties such as erecting scaffolding, riggings, and/or ladders; laying out drop cloths; fabricating miscellaneous metal products; sharpening and tempering various tools; cleaning tools and equipment; preparing work reports; and training employees on the job.
Based on assignment, incumbents may:
Alter, repair and maintain deionized water systems.
Install glass piping, sprinkler, gas distribution and industrial cafeteria systems
Receive complaints from building occupants and refer/assign complaints to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
Prepare requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed.
Maintain records on such matters as work completed, time sheets, etc.
Incumbents of positions in this series work under exposure to heat, cold and other adverse conditions, and the harmful effects of noxious gas and fumes; stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work in cramped or confines spaces; may be required to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, nights and/or on a standby (on call) work status.
Rate of Pay:
An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit must be made at step one of the salary range.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information ( CORI ) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information ( SORI ).
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