NATURE OF WORK
This is skilled work at the journey level in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures, water circulation, irrigation systems and accessories.
Work involves the application of standard trade practices in maintaining and installing a variety of plumbing systems and fixtures. Employees are responsible for determining materials and work methods used and may occasionally supervise unskilled or semiskilled assistants. Assignments come in oral and written form, sometimes accompanied by sketches, from a superior plumber or similar technical superior. Work is inspected during process and upon completion for workmanship, compliance with instructions and specifications, and for adherence to regulatory codes.
Cuts opening in walls for pipes; bends pipes over blocks by hand; cuts, reams, and threads pipe; digs trenches or holes with necessary equipment.
Installs, maintains, and repairs water circulation and irrigation systems, valves, faucets, traps, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, vents, and other sanitary fixtures.
Pours molten solder over joints and spreads and tapers solder with a cloth.
Installs and maintains PVC pipe systems by opening clogged drains with a plunger or other devices; replaces washers on leaky faucets; tests for leaks by filling pipe with water under pressure and checking with a gauge for fall pressure.
Installs pipe and hose on spray trucks, and other specially designed equipment and apparatus.
Repairs, replaces, and checks high and low pressure steam boilers; blows down and flushes boilers; checks all safety devices and controls, replacing and repairing when needed; flushes and cleans boilers, storage and return tanks, hot water heaters, and similar apparatus.
Makes estimates of time and materials.
Supervises the work of helpers assisting in various phases of the work.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and tools of the plumbing trade.
Knowledge of flows, pressures, and capacities of water tank and lines.
Knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and codes governing plumbing installation in the county.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.
Ability to understand and work from general instructions, building specifications, blueprints, and sketches.
Ability to make time and material estimates.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
Skill in the use and care of the tools, materials, and equipment of the trade.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Successful completion of job related tests. Two (2) years experience as a skilled plumber desired.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R05/2012