Lexington Public Schools Licensed Plumber Dec. 2020

  • December 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm #38658

    Lexington Public Schools

    Lexington, MA


    TITLE:                      Plumber – Class 30

    FLSA:                        Non-Exempt

     Reports To:              Director of Public Facilities or Designee

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   12 month (260 days) with benefits and salary in accordance the SEIU Local 888 collective bargaining agreement.

    Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 6:00pm.  40 hours per week.  $27.987- $33.3523 per hour.

    Minimum Qualifications:           

    • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Maintain a safe driving record
    • Five (5) years of experience in the plumbing trade.
    • Possess a current Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbing License.

    Master License preferred.

    • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal record check (CORI), Sexual Offender Registry (SORI), SAFIS finger printing and a pre-placement medical exam with drug screening.
    • Thorough knowledge of all codes pertaining to the maintenance and installation of plumbing systems.
    • Expertise with all matters relating to plumbing, heating, gas fitting, sprinklers, and sewer related issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform a wide variety of skilled plumbing tasks using hand or power tools, and related equipment to maintain buildings and equipment as detailed in the performance responsibilities listed below.
    • Possess basic computer skills, including ability to perform simple word processing and send/receive email and ability to access internet programs, or willingness and ability to be trained on such items.
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to perform basic math, understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions.



    Job Goal:     

    To maintain a safe, comfortable and functional environment in all town and school buildings in a cost effective, customer oriented manner that helps the town fulfill its mission of service to its residents and protects the capital investment made by the town in public facilities.

    Maintenance functions include routine and emergency repairs and scheduled preventive services for all building systems, weekend building checks, and on call services.

     Performance Responsibilities:

    General Performance Responsibilities:

    1. Perform all emergency repairs to town buildings and equipment.
    2. Perform preventative maintenance inspections.
    3. Keep Supervisor informed of the progress of the work and any significant developments as they occur.
    4. Keep all work areas free and clear of debris.
    5. Perform building security checks including boiler and refrigeration equipment.
    6. Perform miscellaneous related duties as required by the Director of Facilities

    Primary Performance Responsibilities:

    1. Install plumbing and piping in new areas when necessary.
    2. Replace or repair any necessary plumbing pipes, fixtures and drainage, etc.
    3. Maintain, on a regular schedule, all motors and other mechanical equipment requiring preventive maintenance services.
    4. Respond to Emergency situations when called upon by a Department Supervisor.
    5. Ensures compliance with all applicable building, fire, health, safety, plumbing, and any other applicable codes and standards.
    6. Troubleshoot plumbing systems and perform corrective maintenance in a timely fashion.
    7. Identifies and corrects health and safety issues in a time efficient manner.
    8. Assists the Director of Facilities or the Project Manager with the review of construction documents for both new and renovation projects.
    9. Assists in the development of the building preventive maintenance plan.
    10. Assist with the ongoing updating and implementation of planned preventive maintenance.
    11. Performs corrective action and preventive maintenance regarding building systems.
    12. Obtain materials and supplies needed to complete assignment.
    13. Maintain records of work performed including labor and materials used; receive work orders and determine priorities; estimate materials needed; request materials needed according to established guidelines.
    14. Work from plans, oral instructions, sketches and blueprints.
    15. Shovel, plow and/or treat Municipal Properties; Perform snow removal operations and run associated equipment as instructed by Supervisor
    16. Pulls pluming permits when necessary
    17. Safe operation of Town vehicles to work sites; check oil, fuel, water levels and tires. Any deficiencies should be immediately reported to Department of Public Facilities Management.
    18. Perform related duties as assigned.

      Miscellaneous Performance Responsibilities

    Carpentry (Helper):

    1. Remodel and repair classrooms and office space, including the removal of old walls and any other preparation necessary
    2. Install counters, cabinets, benches, Partitions, doors, bulletin boards, etc.
    3. Repair doors and related hardware
    4. Replace floor and ceiling tiles as needed
    5. Patch leaking roofs
    6. Repair broken windows

    Heating (HVAC Helper):

    1. Clean and maintain heating systems.
    2. Replace or repair all heating equipment, water circulating plumps, boilers, compressors, related machine room equipment, bearings, electrodes, filters, belts, univents, strainers, and calibration of pneumatic controls, etc.

    Electrical (Electrical Helper):

    1. Wire new areas.
    2. Replace or repair switches, ballasts, lamps, and motors, etc.
    3. Maintain on a regular schedule all motors and other mechanical equipment requiring scheduling of services.

    Essential Functions of the Job:

    Must possess the ability to:

    1. Perform a wide variety of skilled journey-level Plumbing work in the maintenance and repair of Town facilities and equipment.
    2. Read and interpret shop drawings, sketches, plans and specifications
    3. Prioritize, schedule, assign and review work.
    4. Interpret, explain and apply codes, rules and regulations involved in assigned maintenance activities.
    5. Effectively and safely operate a variety of tools and equipment used in the electrical trade.
    6. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
    7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    8. Estimate labor and material cost for specific projects.
    9. Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately.
    10. Work independently with little direction
    11. Meet schedules and time lines
    12. Maintain routine records.
    13. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    14. Observe legal and defensive driving practices
    15. Use and operation of Computer and/or electronic devices to maintain assigned work
    16. Safe operation of town vehicles

    Physical and Environmental Demands:

    The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Work is performed both inside and outside and the employee may be subject to loud noise, exposure to extremes in temperature, inclement weather, dust, odors, cleaning chemicals and related fumes, etc.  Employee is subject to one or more hazards such as those associated with working power equipment, climbing ladders and working from scaffolding and aerial lifts. Regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion. Operation of equipment that causes loud noise level and high vibrations.

    May require the exercise of caution when operating equipment and handling chemicals or other toxic materials, and the utilization of proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage, blood spills and other potential hazards.

    Work is mutually mental and physical.  While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to bend at the waist, push, pull, move, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds, twist/turn, climb ladders, shovel snow, seek to assure proper and complete cleaning, and use dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power equipment.

    The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community.

    Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.


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