Plumber & Steamfitter II

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Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone:413-236-4576
Website: Click Here

Company Description:
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Plumber & Steamfitter II
Per Year
Pittsfield
Full Time
Plumber
Trades
Some High School Coursework
3+
Required
Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumbing License - Preference: Required

SUMMARY OF SERIES:

Incumbents of positions in this series install, repair, maintain and/or alter sanitary fixtures, heating units, sprinkler systems, steam tables, industrial cafeteria equipment, etc.; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to install, repair, maintain and/or alter steam, heating, water supply, drainage and disposal systems.

III.    ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS:

Plumber and Steamfitter I is the entry-level skilled trade job in this series.

Plumber and Steamfitter II is the first-level supervisory job in this series.

IV.    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES COMMON TO ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

1.      Installs, repairs, maintains, and/or alters steam and plumbing systems by cleaning sewer drains; by operating power tools, welding equipment, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; by laying out, cutting and fitting materials for welding; by packing joints, valves, and pumps; by cutting and threading pipes; by caulking and packing lead joints, valves and pumps; by replacing seals in water closets; by cleaning filters; by unplugging sinks, toilets, and drains; and by insulating heat tracing wires and/or piping to ensure that equipment is in proper working order and to meet agency needs.

2.      Inspects buildings to determine need for repairs.

3.      Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand construction work to be done.

4.      Schedules installation, maintenance, and/or repair work by conferring with supervisors and other department personnel to determine location of equipment and appropriate time to complete the project.

5.      Estimates length of time, cost of materials and manpower needed by using current market rates and man-hour output to develop a work project budget.

6.      Handles complaints from building occupants regarding assigned work and takes appropriate corrective action.

7.      Performs related duties such as erecting scaffolding, riggings, and/or ladders; laying out drop cloths; fabricating miscellaneous metal products; sharpening and tempering various tools; cleaning tools and equipment; preparing work reports; and training employees on the job.

Based on assignment, incumbents may:

1.      Alter, repair and maintain deionized water systems.

2.      Install glass piping, sprinkler, gas distribution and industrial cafeteria systems.

V.     DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEVELS IN SERIES:

Plumber and Steamfitter II:

Incumbents of positions at this level also:

1.      Receive complaints from building occupants and refer/assign complaints to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

2.      Prepare requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed.

3.      Maintain records on such matters as work completed, time sheets, etc.

VI.    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS:

Major work contacts are with agency staff, tradesmen, vendors and local and state inspectors

  • Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumbing License
  • Knowledge of state and local plumbing codes
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations concerning plumbing practices
  • Knowledge of the principles and theory of plumbing and steam fitting
  • Knowledge of the types and use of small hand tools used in plumbing practices such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools and equipment such as power saws, power drills, power hammers, torches, gauges, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment including testing equipment used in plumbing work
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing
  • Knowledge of inspection techniques used in the plumbing trade
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Ability to maintain accurate records           
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plumbing plans, schematics, drawings, etc.
  • Ability to make decision and act quickly in emergency situations
  • Manual dexterity and aptitude
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds, work in confined spaces
  • Ability to detect and locate causes of plumbing failure or breakdown
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience, installing, servicing, or inspecting plumbing systems, gas distribution systems, and boiler components
  • Possess a current and valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years' experience as a Massachusetts licensed plumber
  • Demonstrated willingness to be on essential personnel list for facility related emergencies and University Closings due to weather
  • Ability to operate air and hydraulic lifts
  • Similar institution experience
  • A general knowledge of steam and HVAC systems. Ability to diagnose boiler controls such as gas valves, relays, aquastats, pressuretrols, power burners, etc.
  • Ability to use electrical testing meters

STATE CLASS SPECIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

X.     QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

1.      Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills.

2.      Knowledge of the types and uses of small measurement devices such a calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, etc.

3.      Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as power saws, power drills and power hammers, etc.

4.      Knowledge of the types and uses of materials used in plumbing such as steel; malleable, cast and galvanized iron; clay; glass; etc.

5.      Knowledge of the types and uses of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.

6.      Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.

7.      Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing.

8.      Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of plumbing.

9.      Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of steamfitting.

10.    Knowledge of sanitation methods, techniques and procedures followed in plumbing.

11.    Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipefitting.

12.    Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading.

13.    Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.

14.    Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.

15.    Skill in using small measurement devices such as calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, gauges, etc.

16.    Skill in using hand held power tools such as saws, drills, power hammers, etc.

17.    Skill in the use of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.

18.    Skill in the use of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.

19.    Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, and drawings.

20.    Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

21.    Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.

22.    Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

23.    Ability to work in cramped or confined spaces.

24.    Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.

25.    Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

26.    Ability to write clearly and concisely.

27.    Physical stamina and endurance.

Additional qualifications required at hire for Plumber and Steamfitter II positions:

1.      Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action, and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

2.      Ability to give written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

3.      Ability to maintain accurate records.

XI.    QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB AT ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

1.      Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.

2.      Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

3.      Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms.

Additional qualification acquired on the job in Plumber and Steamfitter II positions:

1.      Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

XII.   MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Plumber and Steamfitter II:

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in plumbing and steamfitting.

XIII. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumber's license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.

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