University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE: PLUMBER JOB CODE: N12PUU
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H60 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT
APPROVED BY: Chancellor's Designee: EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/01/2007
James Sansbury, Associate VC Financial Affairs/Human Resources
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Under general supervision, performs plumbing work at the journey
level. Installs, repairs and maintains water, gas, sewer, storm and
drain systems, and related equipment and pipelines.
1. Installs, diagnoses problems, repairs and maintains pipes,
fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, gas, sewer and drainage
systems according to blueprints, specifications, and plumbing
2. Lays out and assembles pipe systems and supports. Cuts, bends,
welds and threads pipe. Inspects work site to determine presence
of obstructions; plans installation and repairs to avoid
3. Oversees and performs repair and replacement of toilets, sinks,
drain lines, and faucets. Cleans obstruction from waste and
4. Prepares estimates of time, labor, and materials. Prepares
reports reflecting daily operations and project status.
5. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the plumbing trade.
Cleans work area upon completion of project.
6. Provides guidance and training in plumbing work to other
maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibiity for special
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
OTHER: Maryland State certification as a licensed plumber.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the theory, principles,
methods and techniques used in the plumbing trade. Thorough knowledge
of and skill in basic mathematics including area, volume, weights, and
the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions; of OSHA regulations related to the plumbing trade; of
plumbing codes, the requirements for domestic water and waste disposal
systems. Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment
of the plumbing trade; in the installation and repair of sanitary
plumbing and appliances; in welding, soldering, and threading pipe.
Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings, and
specifications; to prepare summaries and reports; to communicate
effectively and follow directions; to work in, on, around, over and
under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from ladders and
scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or
exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple
controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or
irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or
temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to
be trained to work with asbestos and must be available for emergencies
on an as needed basis.