Salary Group A18

Class No. 9824



Performs advanced (senior-level) installation, maintenance, and repair work of plumbing systems and components. Work involves assigning, scheduling, or overseeing the work of staff engaged in the assembly, installation, or repair of pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, and/or draining systems. May train, coordinate, and lead the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Performs or oversees pipe cutting, preassembly, and/or installation of plumbing systems or components.

Performs technical and preventative maintenance tasks on all plumbing equipment.

Performs troubleshooting and maintenance procedure needed to keep all plumbing equipment operating in a safe and efficient manner.

Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of work orders, reports, and records.

Assembles pipe sections, tubing, or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.

Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances, or fixtures.

Locates and marks the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures.

Measures, cuts, threads, or bends pipe to required angles using hand or power tools or machines.

Reviews blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures.

Recommends and installs energy-efficient and water-conserving equipment and alternative water sources.

Makes estimates related to time, materials, and/or labor costs for repair jobs or project plans.

Inspects structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, or to plan installation around obstructions.

Welds small pipes or special piping using specialized techniques, equipment, or materials.

Conducts annual inspections and testing.

May inspect the work of others to ensure compliance with applicable codes or ordinances.

May train, coordinate, and lead the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in plumbing, maintenance, and repair work.  Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by vocational training or special training in the plumbing trade, is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of basic mathematics; of building construction principles; of utility systems including heating, air conditioning, electrical wiring and plumbing; and of tools and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of plumbing.

Skill in the use, maintenance and repair of tools and equipment used in plumbing; in monitoring the status and progress of projects; in coordinating labor, materials, and equipment; in prioritizing and organizing work assignments; in preparing and maintaining records, files, and reports; and in maintaining a safe work environment.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and specifications; to communicate effectively; and to train, coordinate, and lead the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a plumber by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.

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Added 9-1-17