Plumber Helper - Plumbing Shop

Job description

Job ID 2017-4656
Posted Date 2017-12-04
Org Number 010190
Department Plumbing Shop
Division Vice President of Operations
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $10.38 per hour ($21,607 annually)
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p

Position Overview

Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using tools of the trade, . Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, and/ or appliances. Keep records of work assignments. Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks. Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains. Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels. Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Repairs plumbing fixtures/equipment to include heaters, pumps, toilets, sinks, showers, tubs, drinking fountains, faucets, traps and drains; opens clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger or other tools common to the trade. Assists others with installation of plumbing systems from the prepared work orders. Installs valves, pipe fittings, and manufactured pipes as needed to complete a repair to the system. Prepares openings in walls and floors and excavates for installation, repair or replacement of plumbing parts and piping. Available to help with a facilities emergency. This may necessitate the use of a radio/cellular telephone for after hours call backs. A pre arranged shift change may also be implemented for predictable emergencies like inclement weather. Performs duties and complies with needs of special events, before, during, and after the special events are completed. Observes, communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions; analyzes supplies and materials used in the performance, training and duties of subordinates of the trade. Performs other related duties as necessary to support the UCO mission.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires general education or vocational training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Valid Oklahoma Driver License. Must pass pre-employment screening.


Knowledgeable in the use of tools, equipment, instruments, plumbing/mechanical symbols relevant to entry level plumbing trade. Ability to safely operate tools of trade required. Sufficient dexterity and coordination to operate equipment common to the trade, especially trucks and industrial tractors. Reads, understands manuals and instructions printed in English and documents legibly in same. Good oral and written communications are needed to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Knowledgeable in sound human relations practices in establishing and maintaining effective working relations within the Physical Plant and UCO Community, as well as outside vendors, in order to fulfill the expectations of this job description. Ability to work with prepared forms and instructions; to read blue prints, work from oral and written instructions, and be cross trained in other trades as assigned. Knowledge of use and disposal of chemicals common to the trade in a manner which protects oneself, others in the work area, and the environment. Willing to attend seminars, etc. to upgrade skills and/or obtain required training to retain certification relative to trade. Ability to work safely and be protected in areas with fumes or airborne particles and toxic and/or caustic chemicals common to the trade.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist level.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 200 feet.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and carry up/down 30 stairs.
  • Ability to walk regularly for long periods of time across the campus.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use and reach with hands and arms regularly.
  • Ability to climb in high places using a ladder or balance frequently.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and crawl occasionally.
  • Ability to push or pull dolly loaded with up to 120 pounds for 300 feet occasionally.
  • Must have close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/31/2018
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