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Job Standard for Plumber

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Plumber Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06550
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To perform journeyman-level installation, maintenance and repair of domestic and industrial plumbing, fire sprinkler and similar supply and drain systems; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure: must be a licensed Journeyman Plumber in accordance with Idaho Code Title 54, Chapter 26. Some positions require a Plumbing Contractor License.

Experience that provided considerable knowledge of: the tools, materials, and equipment used in the plumbing trade; National code applicable to plumbing installation, maintenance and repair.

Experience:  dismantling, installing, and repairing plumbing devices; interpreting building plans, blueprints, and plumbing schematics; estimating time and material for plumbing jobs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings or other structures.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and implement solutions.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Plumber must:

  • Installs, maintains and repairs domestic and industrial water supply and drain lines, (pressure and waste side); repairs faucets, valves, fixtures and leaks in plumbing systems; repairs/replaces steam lines, roof drains, heat return and main water lines of heating and cooling systems; installs gas, electric, and open flame boilers and water heaters; repairs circulating pumps, swimming pool filtration pumps, mixing valves, soda ash feeders, and chlorine gas feeders; cuts and threads pipes; plumbs commercial kitchen facilities; installs and repairs fire sprinkler systems and specialty plumbing items such as dental stations, emergency eye-wash stations, therapeutic pools, steam rooms, and swimming-pool systems;
  • Estimates time, materials, and costs of jobs; maintains stock of common repair items such as fittings, valves, washers, pipe, and hose bibs; winterizes piping systems; reviews bids for costs of material; completes work and material orders; cleans shop area;
  • Trains others in plumbing techniques and reviews work for compliance with codes; assists maintenance and crafts staff performing their duties; responds to emergency call-back.

35% of Time the Plumber

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Plumber

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

These positions involve the physical ability to lift and carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds, climb and work from ladders, and bend and stoop.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Plumber

Career Path

Building Facility Foreman

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.