General Maintenance - Plumber

Job description

General Description

Under supervision, performs journey level plumbing maintenance, trouble-shooting, repair and/or renovation of buildings, facilities, and equipment in one or more of the following areas: underground piping systems, building piping, fixtures, building equipment, and controls. Inspects buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain needed repairs and make recommendations/follow up to supervision.




Under Supervision

  • Performs journey level work in any or all of the following categories:
  1. underground piping systems including but not limited to domestic water, sewer storm drains and other similar systems; laying out joints or supports; protects and backfills as appropriate
  2. building piping including but not limited to industrial and domestic water, sewer and other drain lines, air gas and vacuum lines, other piping systems typically installed at DCCC; laying out joints or supports; protects and finishes as appropriate
  3. fixtures including but not limited to faucets, toilets, traps and drains, water fountains and other similar devices
  4. building equipment including but not limited to heaters, heat exchangers, pumps, and other equipment and components connected to piping systems in buildings
  5. controls including but not limited to meters, valves, regulators, safe devices, and other components necessary to properly control liquid and gas systems
  • Pipe and tubing jointing including but not limited to silver brazing, soldering, caulking, threading, compression joints, flaring, and other methods common to the trade
  • Maintains, repairs, and installs building plumbing systems, components, fixtures, and/or equipment in accordance with established work order maintenance schedules, service calls or specific assignments by supervisor; performs work according to manufacturer's specifications, departmental guidelines, trade practices, blueprints, shop drawings, and schematics.
  • Inspects buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain required repairs and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • Reports discrepancies or necessary follow-ups to supervisor.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities with view toward department goals, energy conservation and support of academic and institutional goals.
  • Reads and int* Establishes and maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of department and campus community.
  • erprets blueprints, specifications, shop drawings, schematic manufacturers' specs, and other reference materials to determine appropriate job requirements and procedures.
  • May be required to assist with maintaining files of utility and building systems diagrams generated from field investigation.
  • Prepares and submits requisitions for materials required to complete assigned tasks; plans work to ensure cost effective use of labor and materials.


  • Effectively communicates orally, in writing, and electronically.
  • Maintains proficiency at current level and continually updates knowledge through appropriate courses, seminars, publications, and contacts with others in the trade.
  • Effectively performs in a service environment.


  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meeting deadlines.
  • Participates in training sessions and seminars.
  • Maintains a functional awareness of the typical hazards of the work place. Follow established procedures.
  • Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports.
  • Responsible for adhering to policies, procedures, and practices on safety and operational instructions; complies with rules and regulations applicable to building codes.


  • Thorough journey level knowledge and skill in one category of work; working knowledge and skills in additional categories.
  • Journey level skill in maintenance and repair procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair and trouble-shooting, construction, installation and fabrication techniques typical in trade; perform mathematical computations of trade.
  • Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints and systems diagrams.
  • Knowledge of building codes, rules and regulations as well as ability to understand DCCC policies and procedures as related to the position.
  • Physical ability to perform all job functions and duties; ability to move through limited access spaces.
  • Ability to observe and practice working habits and maintain security to buildings and systems.
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing or electronically.
  • Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments.
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Ability to understand and apply College and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Valid driver's license
Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have : -

  • Applicant must be a licensed journeyman with 10 years of experience in commercial plumbing.
  • Experience in jobbing work, installation/repair of electric and regular faucets, toilets, and urinals.
  • Applicant must be polite and courteous and able to work in a student environment.
Supplemental Information

Pennsylvania Act 153 Clearances
Applicants are required to either present to human resources current and valid PA Act 153 clearances or be able to obtain them expediently.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer




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Posted: 2/8/2019
Application Due: 2/8/2031
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