Journeyman Plumber

Anchorage School District-2
Anchorage, AK, US
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Job Category
Support Staff, Facilities / Groundskeeping
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Position Type:
Maintenance/Crafts/Trades/Journeyman Plumber

Date Posted:


Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Bargaining Unit: Maintenance
Work Year: 12 months
Work Day: 10 hours per day/4 days per week
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Salary: M-9, $27.52 to $31.46 per hour, DOE

Job Summary
The Journeyman Plumber is responsible for the maintenance of plumbing systems within Anchorage School District facilities. The location of the work station is subject to contract language concerning shift location/bids. Maintenance employees work a 4/10 schedule with weekends and holidays off. The Anchorage School District offers paid leave and a very competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA and life insurance. This position has a retirement association with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. A high school diploma or equivalent education.Must possess a state of Alaska Journeyman Plumber certificate.Must possess a Municipality of Anchorage Journeyman Plumber certificate.The Anchorage School District requires that the selected applicant for this position be given a conditional offer of employment contingent upon successfully passing a post offer/pre-employment physical capacities assessment. Click to view the physical capacities assessment requirements for this position.

The following are preferred:
  1. A Municipality of Anchorage Backflow Assembly Tester certificate of qualification.A class A treated and untreated small water systems license.If preferred licenses are not held at time of employment, their attainment needs to occur within 12 months.Minimum four years of experience within the past six years in the field of plumbing. Work experience must evidence ability to perform tasks assigned.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Installs, repairs, or replaces domestic and sanitary fixtures, grades sewer lines, and repairs and replaces piping and components of heating systems.Uses experience and knowledge to perform third class boiler license work.Works with water wells and water distribution.Interprets and work from plans, prints, specifications, and established maintenance procedures.Proficiently uses appropriate computer applications for assigned areas of responsibility.Performs preventive maintenance on plumbing equipment.Troubleshoots, analyzes, and repairs plumbing systems and installs new and replacement plumbing fixtures.Corrects minor heat problems and makes heat adjustments.Repairs, replaces, and certifies backflow preventers.Orders material as required for assigned work.Cleans pressure vessels as needed.Unplugs sewer lines, lavatories, and water closets.Thaws frozen water and sewer lines.Routinely works at heights over 20 feet.Works within established safety procedures.Understands and carries out both oral and written instructions and writes reports.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others.

Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. For certificated positions, this is in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit the government REAL ID website for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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