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Job Code: 0533
Job Level: 12
Revised Date: 04/13/1995
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Supervise and participate in the installation, repair, assembly and maintenance of water, sewage, drainage, air, gas and vacuum systems and special support equipment.

Work Performed

Supervise and participate in the installation, repair, assembly and maintenance of water, sewage, drainage, air, gas and vacuum systems and related equipment ensuring compliance with codes, department instructions, work schedules and quality standards.

Plan and schedule work for the group ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Assist in the establishment of preventive maintenance programs for each assigned system or unit.

Train and instruct new employees.

Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Campus Only

Supervise and participate in journeyman level work associated with insulating equipment such as boilers, tanks, hot or cold air ducts or pipes, and heat exchangers, including the removal and repair of defective insulating materials.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to high school plus 2 years of technical training relating to the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems.

Work requires a North Carolina plumber's license.


Work requires four years of experience in performing a full range of tasks associated with the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems.




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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