This position is in support of NAVFAC Southwest.
Major Duties – The Plumber performs tasks in connection with the fabrication, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, performing the full range of journey-level plumbing tasks.
The Plumber installs, modifies and repairs new and existing utility, supply and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil and gas distribution systems, water closets, lavatories, tubs, fire sprinkler systems and showers. Incumbent measures, cuts, bends and threads pipe, removes and installs water heaters, drinking fountains, traps, fixtures, valves, regulators, pumps, etc.
Operations – The Plumber shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting to workload manager all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions. Must be familiar and comply with all safety regulations. Must wear appropriate safety equipment. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs diagnose problems and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The Plumber shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures.
Processing – The Plumber shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of plumbing tasks. The Plumber shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
Housekeeping – The Plumber shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.
Technical Support – The Plumber shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.
Meetings/Conferences – The Plumber shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The Plumber shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The Plumber shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Plumber shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
The Plumber must have the knowledge of how various supply, disposal and utility systems and equipment such as water and gas systems (gas appliances and controls), fire sprinkler equipment and water closets are installed and operate. This includes the following Abilities:
Uses appropriate hand and power tools common to the trade.
When required, the Plumber will assist lower graded workers supplying needed guidance.
All candidates shall have the ability to drive a motorized vehicle and possess a valid California “C” driver’s license.