PLUMBER / LABORER
The plumber/laborer performs work on underground utilities in general while specializing in installing, inspecting and repairing pipes and plumbing systems. Duties include finding the source of leaks and blockages, fixing or replacing broken parts and testing the plumbing system. Works with utility crews to install and connect underground utilities to residential and commercial services as necessary include sewer, storm and water lines. Assists with digging trenches, setting braces to support the sides of excavations, laying and connecting pipe and drainage structures, back filling and related work.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Reads and interprets plans, instructions, and specifications to determine work activities and coordinates with the labor foreman and superintendent as required.
- Digs ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, and compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, and rakes.
- Loads, unloads, and identifies building materials, machinery, and tools, and distributes them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
- Erects and disassembles scaffolding, shoring braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.
- Installs various types of pipe and drainage structures.
- Performs and/or inspects tie-in from main line utilities to residential and commercial services.
- Perform installation of plumbing systems at new properties.
- Inspect previously installed plumbing systems at commercial and residential sites
- Perform any necessary repairs to previously installed systems.
- Keep up to date with current safety regulations and requirements for the various plumbing systems a company installs and maintains
- Work carefully to follow all current regulations for plumbing work to ensure that all installed systems pass inspections
- Communicate well with team members and fellow employees
- Manage a work log
- Must take training courses offered by the company and/or union to improve overall skill proficiency.
- Must be able to complete field reporting as necessary whether individual or to a foreman or superintendent.
- All other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Must have plumbing license in multiple jurisdictions or ability to obtain license promptly as needed. Needs knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the installation and repair of underground utilities (sewer, storm, water) and related service connections. Must understand technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models. Must understand construction math and its applications. Needs knowledge of machines and tools for utility/plumbing work, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance and have knowledge of safe operating procedures to promote worker and public safety. Must be proficient with the English language for both oral and written communication. Must perform physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting at least 40 pounds is required, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must have OSHA 10-hour construction safety training (minimum requirement). Must have other certifications as required for the work. Multiple certifications and training are preferred.