BWH Licensed Plumber/Steamfitter / 40 Hour / Day / BWH Engineering

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago


Under general direction is responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing steam piping, traps, valves, pumps, reducing valves and all related devices on steam, hot water, heat and condensate systems throughout the hospital. Usually works on the most complex problems and systems.


1.Installs, maintains and repairs steam piping, traps, valves, pumps, reducing valves and all related devices on steam, hot water, heat and condensate systems throughout the hospital.

2.Responds to all emergency situations as appropriate.

3.Reads and interprets blueprints (piping drawings) for various information such as piping size and locations.

4.Prepares material listing as required for work order requests and other routinely assigned tasks.

5.Responsibilities may involve participating in planning activity at departmental level or assisting in the development of solutions to specific problems.

6.Maintains a safe and clean work environment in area (s) of Engineering Department responsibility (areas as assigned).

7.Responds to phone calls from areas of the hospital as assigned by supervisor.

8.Communicates with other employees and management on necessary information regarding piping systems.

9.Maintains appropriate records of testing and/or duties.

  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

  2. Ensures compliance with appropriate plumbing codes.

  3. May be required to carry on-call pager.

  4. May be required to work weekends or rotating shifts.

  5. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

1.Requires the ability to read, write and perform arithmetic calculations at a level generally acquired through completion of high school.

2.Completion of technical training usually lasting 300 hours beyond high school required.

3.Requires successful completion of an apprenticeship program usually lasting 3 years.


1.Requires interpersonal skills sufficient to interact cordially and to cooperate with staff throughout the hospital. Must be able to clearly explain steamfitting issues and problems to other personnel.

2.Requires analytical skills to evaluate steam systems and to develop appropriate solutions to steamfitting problems.

3.Required knowledge of steamfitting supplies and equipment and the ability to read blueprints and diagrams.

4.Requires physical ability to lift over 30 lbs. (up to 15-20% of the time).

5.Requires the ability to work independently. Refers to supervisory staff for clarification or exception to established policies and procedures.


1.Works in a hazardous environment at least 50% of the time. Hazards include potential exposure to steam and asbestos.

2.May be required to work in a confined space or in a containment booth.

3.May be required to wear a respirator.

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