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The plumber involves full-performance plumbing work in the maintenance, trouble shooting, modification, repair and installation of plumbing & heating equipment, accessories and associated equipment. The plumber identifies problems with plumbing, utility & heating systems equipment, accessories and associated equipment, and repairs or replaces malfunctioning parts and equipment in accordance with established plumbing code and general work instructions. Serving as the department’s Plumber, this position demonstrates the ability to interpret instructions, specifications, measurement and layout, and performs preventive maintenance on systems, accessories and associated equipment. This position requires working indoors and outdoors during all seasons and conditions, along with moderate physical effort including standing, kneeling and working from ladders and scaffolding.

College Intro:

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine sources of plumbing malfunctions and complete repairs as indicated or according to work orders.
  • Utilize building plans, schematics, technical sketches, gauges and industry specifications to diagnose and determine means and methods required to appropriately and effectively implement any required strategy to address maintenance or emergency requirements using practices, tools, methods and materials of the trade.
  • Troubleshooting efforts and repairs hot water, steam, and gas distribution systems.
  • Monitor the work order system and the work assigned to other Plumbers to ensure that work orders are completed properly and updated in the system.
  • Maintain accurate records on material and labor used.
  • lnspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean.
  • Detect needed repairs on buildings, grounds, and equipment following established inspection procedures.
  • Repair or replace sump pumps, and sewage pumps.
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment to see if work is up to the college standards.
  • Assist in the development of a preventive maintenance program for all plumbing and monitor adherence.
  • In collaboration with management, assigns and tracks corrective and preventive maintenance tasks delegated to plumbers.
  • Exercise all valves on bi-yearly basis.
  • Demonstrate proper precautions and remain cognizant of occupational hazards in the plumbing trade for safely performing the work.
  • Identify position of hidden or exposed pipe, connections or controls to safely provide appropriate access in grounds, walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Operate all related tools or equipment to cut, thread, bend, solder, weld, apply adhesives,join, seal, hang, mount,service, remove, install, clean, unclog, insulate, collect measurement data of any and all plumbing related products.
  • Verify plumbing system integrity through use of tools and various test equipment.
  • Install and repair plumbing lines, pipe, controls and fixtures such as sinks, urinals, commodes, bathtubs, showers, hot water generators, hot water storage tanks, pumps, valves, sprinklers, backflow preventers, safety eyewash I showers, grinders, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, water softeners, drinking fountains and other plumbing products or accessories.
  • Repair all routine and emergency college-wide gas, compressed air, hot and cold domestic water, heating, and sprinkler plumbing systems.
  • Prepare requisitions for parts and supplies for preventive maintenance, routine maintenance and repair programs.
  • Prepare activity reports either by notations on work requests or by submitting periodic summaries itemizing activities performed and supplies utilized.
  • Prepare cost, time and material estimates for jobs as required.
  • Work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime, as needed.
  • Operate College vehicles and mobile equipment, and travel to regional centers, as needed.
    Respond to emergency calls as needed.
  • Keep inventory of all plumbing supplies, fixtures, and other related appurtenances.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, or GED equivalent, is required.
  • Three (3) years of experience as an apprentice or helper, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems and accessories required.
  • Must possess a Plumber license issued by the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Knowledge of the materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, assembly and installation of plumbing systems and accessories required.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, measurements and layouts required.
  • Knowledge of the principles, technical practices and techniques involved in the maintenance, repair and installation of plumbing systems and accessories required.
  • Knowledge of local and state plumbing/mechanical codes.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in the trade required.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of distribution and control as they apply to water, sewer, gas or steam required.
  • Knowledgeable of the principles and theory of plumbing systems.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as required
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Backflow Tester Certification preferred.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Benefits Summary:

Benefits:“Success Starts Here” at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:· College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance· Tuition remission (for classes at the college)· Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)· 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%· Flexible spending accounts· Paid vacation, holiday and personal time· Partial remote work schedule for remote work eligible positionsAdditional College benefits:· Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years· Spring Break: 1 week in March· Summer Hours: 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) from the 2nd week in May through the 3rd week in AugustFor More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit:

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.• Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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