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This is manual work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing and heating systems.

Work involves performance of skilled plumbing tasks in maintaining, repairing, and servicing a variety of fixtures and equipment. Routine maintenance, service, and repair work are performed independently. Assignments are normally received orally or through written work orders. Work is inspected on completion for conformity to instructions and quality of work.


Repairs and inserts valves and ball cocks; packs faucets; repairs waste, sewage, and drainage pipes; replaces broken fixtures and installs new fixtures; caulks and packs joints.

Installs and maintains air conditioning equipment, steam, and hot water heating systems, and sprinkler systems; renews pipes, valves, and fittings on pumps.

Cleans out drains and obstructions in waste and sewage pipes.

Repairs broken valves, hydrants, service pipes, washing machines, and drinking fountains.

Operates pipe cutters, reamers, threading machines, sewer tapes and cables, and other plumbing tools and equipment.

Keeps records of work and makes reports.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and experience as a journeyman plumber; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the standard tools, methods, practices, and materials of the plumbing trade.

Considerable knowledge of prevailing plumbing codes.

Some knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to understand and work from general instructions and specifications, and to follow blue prints and sketches.

Skill in the use of tools, materials, and equipment used in the plumbing trade.



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