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Plumber Specialist

Eugene School District 4J
Eugene, OR, US

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Position Summary

This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE/8 hours per day position working on the CL-12 (12 months per school year) schedule

Lead a crew of plumbers by prioritizing work orders, coordinating work schedules, and ensuring projects are completed in a timely and cost efficient manner. Maintain mandated records of plumbing activities by developing and implementing associated records relating to maintenance systems. Ensure that both in-district and contracted plumbing projects are in compliance with building codes which includes the filing of required permits. Perform duties of a plumber and other related lead worker duties as required.
Essential Functions:

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all tasks found in positions of this classification. These serve as examples only and are not to be considered all inclusive or exclusive.)
  1. Receive, prioritize and schedule plumbing projects including estimating resources, supplies and cost. Ensure that equipment and supplies are maintained.
  2. Train and perform other lead worker responsibilities overseeing the work of plumbing crews. Inspect projects to ensure work quality and cost efficiency are complied with.
  3. Ensure that safe work practices and techniques are complied with by all workers supervised.
  4. Perform all responsibilities of plumbers and plumbing crews as needed.
  5. Complete work sheets, work orders, and other related paper work.
  6. Complete employee performance appraisal task assigned. Perform related work as required.
  7. Install, repair or replace pipes, fittings, water purification systems, backflow prevention devices, and sewage treatment systems. Perform seasonal irrigation repair.
  8. Inspect repair site, determine necessary materials and submit purchase order; transport materials to work site. Match replacements to existing equipment.
  9. Inspect facilities and estimate costs and timing for new installations or replacement of obsolete equipment using sketches, blueprints or specifications and oral or written instructions. Consult with architects, engineers and contractors to develop estimates.
  10. Coordinate activities with custodians, staff and other trades to minimize classroom disruption.
  11. Maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  12. Assure water shut-off to areas under renovation.
  13. Maintains regular and prompt attendance.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of project estimating, coordination, and controlling.
  2. Knowledge of techniques in evaluating, prioritizing and scheduling projects.
  3. Knowledge of the tools, equipment and techniques of the plumbing trade.
  4. Knowledge and application of plumbing trade codes.
  5. Ability to organize work crews, communicate technical information and plumbing specifications, and provide directions.
  6. Strong client service orientation and ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  7. Ability to operate ditch witch trencher equipment.
  8. Ability to operate hand tools and power tools, test gauges, pipe cutter, pipe threader, and tubing bender.
  9. Ability to track and locate plumbing malfunctions.
  10. Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
  11. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff and community populations.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Extensive plumbing experience and possession of State of Oregon Journeyman Plumbers license and State certification for testing of backflow devices.
  2. Possession of a valid State of Oregon Driver's license.
  3. Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred.

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Additional Information

Complete application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail. All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website. It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.

Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J. Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.

There are a wide variety of benefits to eligible Eugene School District 4J employees. These benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, optional life and disability, flexible spending accounts, 403B, and an employee assistance program.

Positions at a minimum of four hours (0.5 FTE) are benefit eligible. Please contact the hiring administrator if you have questions about this position's benefit eligibility.

For a complete description of benefits available for 4J employees please visit our Employee Benefits webpage at

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