Plumber - Akron Public Schools
City of Akron, OH - Akron, OH

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This is skilled work in the installation and repair of plumbing, ventilation and heating equipment with the Akron Public Schools. An employee in this class installs, repairs, maintains and replaces plumbing and heating fixtures including, pipes, duct work and all mechanical pieces of equipment and checks and corrects air and water flow distribution problems in heating, air conditioning and hot and cold domestic flow water systems.

Characteristic Work:

• Calculate dimensions and bends required for piping
• Check and adjust controls, gauges, and valves to achieve control of flow or pressure
• Ensure safety of students
• Erect safety barriers
• Inspect and maintain facility piping, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems water treatment and sewer systems, burners and heaters
• Install, bend, cut, thread and cut off piping and shapes for fabricating pipe to particular requirements of the job
• Install various types of insulation and pipe covering
• Interact with other departments and school personnel when necessary
• Maintain accurate and complete records as required
• Maintain and improve professional competence
• Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
• Remove and dispose of old types of insulation and pipe covering
• Start up and shut down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures and OSHA requirements for machine activation and shutdown
• Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
• Perform skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing/heating fixtures and their mechanical components
• Repair or rebuild boilers, hot air and hot water heating systems
• Repair and maintain air conditioning/air handling equipment, e.g., air compressors, pneumatic lines, actuators and some pneumatic controls
• Maintain or repair gas, water and sewage service in all physical plants
• Perform work assignments from written and/or oral instructions, including blueprints or sketches
• Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
• May be required to supervise employees in a lower job classification
• Install new plumbing fixtures
• Clean drains and obstructions in waste pipes and re-caulk or repack joints
• Maintain water connections, sewer connections and water works systems
• Install and maintain refrigeration units and water coolers
• Perform minor air conditioner system repair
• Maintain swimming pool equipment, e.g., pump filters
• Perform general welding and repairing of miscellaneous mechanical equipment in school buildings
• Maintain hot water and hot air heating equipment
• Repair and replace heating coils in unit ventilators
• Install and repair air compressors that supply air for temperature control systems
• Keep records of time and materials to be charged to individual jobs
• Insulate water lines, steam lines, and hot water tanks
• Attend meetings and seminars as required
• Develop working procedure for the job, material requirements, scaffolding and other equipment required
• Draw up plans and complete estimates for projects
• Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
• Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
• Interact with public in official capacity when required
• Meet with the advisory committee and implement recommendations
• Notify supervisor of potentially dangerous piping systems and corrective action taken or documented
• Perform related duties as assigned by the Plumbing Foreman
• Post and keep up-to-date records of piping systems and controls in manual
• Prepare public relations materials
• Prepare required reports for supervisor
• Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner
• Work on long-range tool maintenance and replacement project

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from an accredited High School or G.E.D.
• A minimum of three years of paid experience at the skilled level in the plumbing and heating trade including a minimum of one year of paid experience in steam pipe fitting
• Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License
• Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to use hand and power tools safely
• Ability to listen effectively and actively
• Ability to problem solve
• Ability to work with the general public as customers
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to work effectively with others
• Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels
• Ability to read and interpret schematics, diagrams and blueprints
• Knowledge of the standard practices, codes, methods, tools, materials, occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
• Ability to use the tools, machinery and equipment of the trade

Competitive Examination Process:

The selection process will consist of a competitive examination with credit for education and experience. A passing score must be obtained on the competitive examination in order to receive credit for education and experience. TEST WEIGHTS: Competitive Examination 70%, Education 20%, Experience 10%. Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.

Veterans preference points will be awarded in conformance with the Akron City Charter if the candidate achieves a passing score in the competitive process.

DRIVER’S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.


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