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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Plumber
Classification Code 62500
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Plumber
Position Number 134730
Pay Grade 6
Department Building Maintenance, Housing - 40312
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in installing and repairing pipe systems, plumbing fixtures, and related equipment and performing related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of plumbing. – Knowledge of reading and interpreting drawings, blueprints and specifications. – Knowledge of all plumbing materials. – Ability to use tools required in the plumbing trade. – Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions. – Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Required Qualifications

Completion of a standard apprenticeship in the plumbing trade.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date March 2007

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty

-Reads blueprints, building plans, and drawings to determine equipment required and sequence of installments.

-Inspects structure prior to installation of pipe to determine obstructions to be avoided.

-Locates and marks position of pipe/pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors.

-Cuts openings in walls/floors for pipes and pipe fittings, and closes and fireproofs openings.

-Cuts, threads, bends, and joins pipes.

-Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes.

-Fills and tests pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine leaks.

-Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, i.e., sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, laundry equipment, cafeteria equipment, etc.

-Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers, mending burst pipes beneath roads, lawns, etc.

-Installs and maintains propane tanks.

-Installs and maintains natural gas lines.

-Completes work orders for supervisor’s signature.

-Repairs and maintains domestic hot/cold water distribution system, return line, pipes, sewers and showers.

-Maintains distilled water machine/system, water filters, and back flow preventers.

-Reads water meters and logs amounts.

Job Duty Type Essential
Description of Job Duty

-Assists with snow and ice removal during winter months.

-Cleans equipment room as required.

-Assists grounds maintenance crew as required.

-Purchases plumbing supplies as required.

-Performs other related duties.

Job Duty Type Secondary