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City Of Detroit Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 3 months ago


Under general supervision, performs the more difficult plumbing work involved in the maintenance, construction, alteration and repair of water, drainage, heating, gas, other industrial or commercial systems, and related fixtures, fittings and accessories.

Examples of Duties
1.Studies and works from drawings, blueprints, rough sketches or oral instructions.
2.Inspects structure to determine obstructions to be avoided.
3.Selects appropriate fixtures and materials.
4.Locates and marks positions of pipe, pipe connections, and passage holes.
5.Cuts or bores openings in walls and floors to accommodate piping and pipefittings.
6.Cuts and threads pipe and bends pipe to proper angle.
7.Assembles and installs valves and pipefittings.
8.Connects tubing and fittings.
9.Squares tubing and fixtures.
10. Wipes and test joints.
11. Applies sealing compound and joins pipes in specified sequence.
12. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as lavatory and kitchen facilities, heating e equipment, drinking and exhibition fountains and sprinkling systems.
13. Repairs pipes, valves and traps of heating systems.
14. Repairs and maintains plumbing including mending burst pipe and opening drains.
15. Tests pipe systems for leaks.
16. Taps water and sewer mains and laterals.
17. Assists in general building maintenance work, as required.
18. Performs duties in accordance with Department safety procedures including, but not limited to, the utilization of designated personal protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or GED, preferably with trade related coursework. Completion of a United States Department of Labor registered plumber apprenticeship program.

Two years of experience in the construction, repair, maintenance and alteration of plumbing facilities to include water, sewer and heat systems and related fittings, fixtures and accessories.

Supplemental Information


  • Piping, fittings, valves and other accessories used in the trade.

  • Soldering, yarning, caulking, and wiping joints, service connections and other standard practices.

  • The State and City Plumbing Codes.

  • The principles and methods of plumbing construction.


  • Utilizing wrenches, dies, pipecutters, and other tools of the trade.

  • Wiping joints.

  • Physical strength and mechanical dexterity.


  • Work from drawings, blueprints, rough sketches, or oral instructions.

  • Utilize initiative and resourcefulness in troubleshooting difficult problems of plumbing installation and maintenance.


  • Valid State Of Michigan Journeyman Plumber License required.

  • Employees in this class will be required to provide the tools necessary to perform the work assigned and will be required, when necessary, to operate a motor vehicle; valid State of Michigan Operator License required.

  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification at Wastewater Treatment Plant operations (WWTP) and Water Treatment Plants (WTP) are required by MIOSHA standards and Departmental policy to complete a health assessment questionnaire and pass a baseline physical.

  • As a condition of employment at WWTP and WTP, candidates must pass a respiratory fit test and remain ready to wear a respirator during all work hours. Facial hair may interfere with the proper fit of the respirator which may make shaving of facial hair a requirement.

  • Employees are required to pass an annual respiratory fit test. Baseline physicals may be repeated prior to the annual respiratory fit test when deemed appropriate.

  • Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position


Work may be performed in an industrial environment that can involve exposure to loud noise from machinery, exposure to airborne particulates and aerosols, oxygen deficient and dangerous atmospheres, wet and slippery surfaces and indoor and outdoor environments. Work involves walking significant distances and climbing stairs and ladders. Required to participate in training as set forth by the Department.

Special Service Limited Term employees shall have only those fringe benefits as stipulated in a labor agreement between the City of Detroit and the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council. Special Service Limited Term employees shall have employment status only as Provisional Hires under Rule V of the Human Resources Department Rules.

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