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Job Title: PLUMBER
Job Code: 0531
Job Level: 07
Revised Date: 09/11/2023
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Perform the installation, repair, assembly and maintenance of water, sewage, drainage, air, gas and vacuum systems and related equipment and systems in accordance with state and local codes.

Work Performed

Install, connect and test plumbing fixtures such as urinals, water closets, wash basins, sinks and drinking fountains, compressed air fixtures, and such gas fired equipment as heat furnaces and processing tanks.

Monitor and troubleshoot plumbing breakdowns by diagnosing trouble and repairing, replacing or taking other corrective action as necessary.

Determine routing of pipe and location of such plumbing fixtures, accessories and equipment as inlets, vent pipes, hangers, brackets and water, sewer, gas, and air connections by following trade practice specifications, blueprints, sketches and codes.

Indicate lines and points on walls, floors, ceiling and open areas or set stakes to locate pipe routes, inlets, outlets, connections, fixtures and equipment; prepare working sketch as required.

Follow a predetermined PM schedule if assigned to maintenance areas.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Work requires 2 years of experience in the installation and repair of plumbing systems and fixtures.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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