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Plumbing Worker

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Department Of Defense Beale Air Force Base , CA 95903

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary purpose of this position is to remove, clean, replace, pack, and seal defective parts of existing utility, supply, and disposal systems.

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  • Checks operation and performs preventive inspections to small parts and sections of existing systems such as water heater, disposal units and faucets.

  • Uses and maintains tools such as tapes, rules, hacksaws, hand and power pipe threaders and cutters, packing and caulking irons and pipe wrenches.

  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains safe and clean work environment.

  • Participates in emergency spill response and cleanup of hazardous substances.

  • Locates and makes repairs by removing, cleaning, replacing, packing, and scaling defective parts of utility, supply, and disposal systems such as dirty traps, sections of broken title or pipe, and leaky drains using existing routes, openings, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    4206 Plumbing

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Must be registered for Selective Service. See Legal and Regulatory Guide

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Travel and Relocation will not be paid

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • A physical is required

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


QUALIFICATION: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Ability to do the work of a Plumbing Worker without more than normal supervision (Screen out element).
2.Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation and repair to include flow and drainage.
3.Knowledge of technical practice in order to carry out assignments, remove, clean, repair, reinstall, hook up and replace various parts, fixtures and joints.
4.Ability to interpret instructions, specifications in order to follow safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
5.Knowledge of measurement and layout to accurately measure, cut, ben and thread pipe and tile.
6.Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment such as tapes, rules, hacksaws, hand and power pipe threaders and cutters, packing and caulking irons and pipe wrenches.
7.Ability to troubleshoot to include flow and drainage.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


The plumbing worker makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and were the parts of systems worked on are in hard-to reach places. This requires the employee to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The plumbing worker frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 40 pounds unassisted and over 40 pounds with assistance.


The work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. The plumbing worker is sometimes required to make repairs and installations outside in bad weather. Occasionally makes repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. Occasional exposure to the possibility of broken bones. Frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, burns, and infections. May be required to wear safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats, and other personal protective equipment.


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Plumbing Worker

Expired Job

Department Of Defense