Aug 29 2014

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Plumber, Maintenance



Shift: As Assigned
Location: NAS Pensacola and surrounding bases, including Corry Station and Saufley Field
Reports to: Utilities Supervisor
Census Code: 644
2000 SOC Equivalent: 47-2150

Physical Effort:
Plumbers often lift, carry, and handle materials, tools and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
for at least 30 feet and extended periods. They occasionally work in cramped and inconvenient
surroundings requiring manipulation of equipment in awkward positions for prolonged periods.
Work frequently requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring
and uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Must be able to ascend and descend on
ladders of various heights. Make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding or platforms
where parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places.

Working Conditions:
The work is accomplished both indoors and outdoors, all climates, including working outside
underneath and on top of tall buildings, often exposed to hot sun for extended periods of time.
Frequently works in cramped spaces, hot/cold attic spaces, areas with low overheads, and areas
with hot/cold, oily, wet, dirty, dusty, and greasy surfaces. Plumbers occasionally make repairs in
areas where bad smelling fumes are present and are exposed to the possibility of scrapes, cuts,
and burns. They are exposed to moving parts and equipment, or machinery while working
around various sizes of plumbing lines. Limited work required in asbestos containing areas, with
company training and protective equipment provided. On-Call Duty rotation required, with
company cell phone provided when in a duty status. May be called in for off-hours emergency
situations including weekends and holidays. When notified by the SCADA Desk operator or
Supervisor, the employee must arrive at the work site no later than 1 hour after being notified.

Internal applicants should submit a resume prior to the closing date for consideration.
External applicants need to Submit a resume/application and a Race-Gender Self-ID form through the
Escarosa Career Center
3670 – North “L” Street
Pensacola, FL 32505.

Drug test/background check required


Basic Qualifications:

Five years Commercial Plumbing experience relevant to the job description and working conditions below required (previous positions held which only involved typical household plumbing does not count towards this experience requirement). Training through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training program required. Basic knowledge of the National Plumbing Code required. A soldering test to verify qualifications may be required.

Education Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Licenses and Certifications Requirements:
State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license or equivalent is required. A physical exam and respirator fit test will be required within 30 days of the hire date (company will arrange). Backflow prevention certification is preferred.


  1. Assembles, installs, modifies, and repairs; pipes, fittings, fixtures, various types of valves, backflow preventers, utility systems, disposal systems, sewage systems, water distribution systems, grease traps and acid systems, oily water separators, drainage systems, water closets, tubs, showers, faucets, sinks, commodes, bathtubs, hot water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners, fire sprinkler systems, and pumps according to specifications and plumbing codes.
  2. Studies building plans, blueprints, and sketches to plan and lay out the routing, placement, slant, slope, fall, and  proper operation of systems and equipment to determine work aids required, and sequence of installations.
  3. Locates and/or marks position of pipe and pipe connections, cuts openings for passage holes of pipes in walls and floors, uses rulers, shop mathematics,  levels, plumb bobs and hand tools or power tools.
  4. Cuts and threads pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch, ratchet threader and pipe – threading machine.
  5. Bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe -bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand.
  6. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, traps, unions, and pipes composed of metals such as iron, galvanized, steel, brass, lead, and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, using hand tools and  power tools.
  7. Joins pipe by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, and plastic adhesives/glues. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking over time.
  8. Opens clogged drains with augers or hydrostatic equipment.
  9. Attaches holding fixtures/hangers to steel structural members.
  10. Complies with all OSHA safety regulations and standards.
  11. Operates hoists, holders, and pulleys when removing heavy units such as large plumbing fixtures and valves of  all types.
  12. Use Safety Data Sheets to identify chemical characteristics.
  13. Complete Work Orders/time sheets daily and accurately.
  14. Initiates material requisitions to order parts/materials needed for repairs.
  15. Assists with material and labor estimates.
  16. Work also involves other duties as assigned, including compliance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Employee Handbook.


Benefits include:
Dental /Health Insurance, 401K / Retirement Plan, Holidays, and Paid Time Off.

$24.49per hour
Plus benefits

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