Guest Services Hertford, North Carolina
Sep 20, 2018Full time
SUMMARY Responsibilities are performing a wide variety of duties in the inspection, testing, sampling, and monitoring of the distribution water system to ensure compliance with federal, state and local requirements. Inspect drainage and other plumbing systems. Write, review, analyze and prepare a variety of records, reports, correspondence and other data. Maintain records, compile data, generate reports and provide documentation to regulatory agencies as required. Perform technical research to maintain compliance with new rules, regulations, policies and procedures; keep appropriate base personnel updated and informed of changes or concerns. Oversite of all backflow preventionrelated duties to include testing backflow assemblies; monitor tester integrity; enter data from backflow assembly test reports into the compliance database. Maintains and repairs pipes and fixtures associated with heating, cooling, water distribution and sanitation systems in all HPDTA buildings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations. Interprets blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems and other plumbing materials. Install pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets for water, gas, steam, air or other liquids. Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors. Use saws and pipe cutters as necessary Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings. Cuts and threads pipe. Modify pipes, fixtures and other plumbing materials by use of pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic. Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains. Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members. Collaborate with contractors, construction workers, electricians and other PW workers in installing and repairing plumbing. Test plumbing systems for leaks and other problems Analyze problem and identify appropriate tools and materials for repair Choose plumbing materials based on budget, location and intended uses of building Follow health and safety standards and comply with building codes Write report documenting the problem and summary of actions taken Perform inspections of plumbing systems to identify and replace worn parts Prepares bids and schedule and oversee other workers such as assistant and helpers. Other duties may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Proven experience as a plumber Solid understanding of water distribution and disposal systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings Working knowledge of heating and ventilation systems as well as appliances Ability to handle plumbing tools and equipment (pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, plungers etc.) Good communication and interpersonal skills Friendly with a great deal of patience Good physical condition and strength with the ability to work in awkward spaces EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical/trade school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to pass the NC Test to become a licenses Plumber within five years. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS NC CDL Class B drivers licenses. Forklift operator certificate NC Plumbers licenses, certificate for water treatment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to extended periods of standing; walking; siting; use hands to finger dexterity, hearing, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must enter confined space areas such as manholes, vaults and reservoirs. The employee may be subject to noise and chemical dust. The employee must work with hazardous chemicals in a liquid, vapor or solid form. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.