CLASS DEFINITION: PLUMBER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To install, inspect, and repair water, sewer, and other plumbing systems; to insulate piping systems; and to do related work as required.
Receives general and specific work assignments from a superior with considerable latitude for the use of independent judgment in the application of the practices and techniques of the trade; work is reviewed usually upon completion for satisfactory performance.
As required, supervises the work of helpers or others assigned to assist in performance of a work assignment.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Under general supervision, to install, inspect, and repair water and sewer systems, including lavatory facilities, faucets, drinking fountains, sprinkler systems, and cafeteria equipment.
To inspect and maintain institutional equipment, such as continuous baths, shampoo tables, arm and foot baths, thermostatic mixing valves, and various hydrotherapy equipment.
To install, inspect, and repair gas and air lines.
To cut, thread, and bend pipes according to requirements.
To keep all power equipment and hand tools of the trade in good working condition.
As required, to requisition supplies and tools.
As required, to keep materials and time records.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
A thorough knowledge of the practices, techniques, tools, equipment and materials used in the plumbing trade and skill in the application of such practices and techniques; skill in the use of the tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade; a working knowledge of safety measures and precautions; the ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches and oral and written instructions; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Such as may have been gained through completion of eight school grades; and
Such as may have been gained through employment as a journeyman plumber.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
Must possess a journeyman plumber's license in the State of Rhode Island.