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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3126 - Plumber

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
UNION:    Local 399

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty working as a journeyman plumber; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for performing skilled plumbing work at a journeyman level to support the maintenance and repair of County buildings and facilities. Assignments are received from the Facilities Manager, Supervisor or Senior Plumber.  Work is performed independently in accordance with standard trade practices and is reviewed for satisfactory performance.  Working guidance will be given to subordinate personnel.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Installs, alters, maintains, and replaces or repairs plumbing systems or fixtures such as sinks, toilets, faucets, showers, or drains in the County buildings and facilities
•    Reviews and monitors the work of vendors/contractors
•    Installs, alters and maintains steam, air and hot and cold water lines
•    Works from building plans and drawings
•    Assists with estimates required for labor and materials on plumbing installation, repair jobs, and scheduled work
•    Requisitions and maintains tools, equipment, and related materials
•    Provides back-up assistance to other labor trades classifications
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
•    Availability to respond to emergency calls during other than normally scheduled hours

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Methods, materials, tools and practices of plumbing work
•    Hazards and safety precautions of plumbing work
•    Reading plans, specifications and following sketches.
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Performing journeyman level plumbing tasks
•    Reading plans, specifications and in following rough sketches
•    Caring for and using plumbing tools and materials
•    Working from plans and specifications and in following rough sketches and verbal instructions
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; and one year of experience as a journeyman level plumber; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 80 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and arms to push, pull and operate tools and equipment, climb, and crouch or stoop.  Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. The work environment for this position frequently includes working in cramped spaces, and with hazardous or unpleasant materials or fumes, loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, and high or precarious places.  

Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.  Must possess a Plumber’s license issued by the State of Illinois.