To provide technical support in the use of electronic and digital devices
to locate underground utilities, test and certify backflow prevention
equipment installations, troubleshoot equipment problems and to supervise
the technical maintenance work/installation services including all
underground utilities (water, gas, sanitary and/or steam) and all building
piped services. May supervise apprentices and less-skilled workers. Reports
to a Piped Services Assistant Manager.
1. Independently directs, plans, organizes, estimates, schedules and
inspects the technical maintenance work and installation service work,
including work performed by unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers
including all underground utilities (water, gas, sanitary and/or steam) and
all building piped services including, but not limited to, domestic water,
process piping, sanitary lines, vents, HVAC and related equipment.
2. Performs on-the-job training of apprentices and less-skilled employees
in the plumbing/piped services area.
3. Researches and analyzes new techniques and develops modification approaches.
4. Provides engineering consultation and installation services for research
5. Provides design/build services for underground utilities and building
6. Makes scale layouts, manually or using a computer, to provide designs
7. Assists in the preparation of reports, analysis and correspondence
8. May supervise contractors during utility/facility projects on a project-
9. Coordinates and cooperates closely with other skilled crafts personnel
10. Adheres to, and enforces, all applicable state, university and
departmental personnel policies and procedures.
11. Organizes, maintains and cleans job sites, tools and machinery.
12. Responsible for maintenance, repair, sharpening, adjustment and safe
operation of tools and machinery.
13. Ensures adequate supplies; materials and equipment are maintained to
14. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials to be used on assigned tasks.
15. Responsible for personal safety and upholding departmental safety procedures.
16. Attends all required safety meetings.
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.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED. Trade-related secondary schooling
EXPERIENCE: Six years of progressively responsible experience in pipe and
installation services including all underground utilities (water, gas,
sanitary lines and/or steam) vents, HVAC and related equipment.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Incumbents hired for plumbing trade duties must
possess a current WSSC Master Plumber's License or a Maryland State Master
Comprehensive knowledge of, and skill in, the basic engineering
principles/methods and techniques of the trade(s) where assigned; of the
OSHA/MOSH regulations related to the trade(s) area. Thorough knowledge of,
and skill in, the practical application of electronics, hydraulics and
mechanics as used in maintenance work; of basic mathematics including area,
volume, weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages,
ratios and proportions. Skill in the care and storage of equipment and
supplies used in the areas(s) where assigned; in the use and maintenance of
the tools and equipment of the trade(s) where assigned; in reading,
interpreting and working from blueprints, schematics, drawings and
specifications. Ability to communicate effectively; orally, in writing and
by computer. To supervise apprentices in assigned trade(s) work and, on a
project-to-project basis, may supervise less-skilled workers; to plan and
organize maintenance work; to determine sufficiency of cost estimates
prepared by others; to prepare specifications for tools, equipment,
materials and supplies; to prepare summaries and reports.
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
Incumbent is an essential employee, subject to a 24 hour, 7 day week span
of operation. Must be able to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Must be able to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and
machinery; to work from lifts, 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
equipment. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical
inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the
job. Employees in this job class must maintain the required driver's
license with no more than 5 points and will be subjected to drug and
alcohol education and testing as required under Federal Highway
Administration and the State of Maryland regulations. Employees in this job
class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. Employees
in this classification may be assigned duties which require special
training and/or certification (e.g. forklift operator certification) in
order to operate specialized motorized equipment..