Job Title: Plumber
Location: Service Center, 4041 N. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE
Reports To: Maintenance Manager/Trade Group Foreman
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Duty Days/ Non-Exempt
Salary Schedule: This is a full-time negotiated position. Salary grade: 50I
Position Purpose: Will perform general maintenance and repair of deteriorated plumbing system components. This individual will work in a service-oriented environment, will routinely be required to solve problems, establish priorities and plan for completion of small-scale jobs. Duty may include evening shift assignment.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Ability to read blueprints and written reference materials. Maintain, repair and install fixtures including: toilets, urinals, water fountains, water coolers and sinks.
- Maintain, repair, and install valving including faucets, shut-off valves, and flush valves, both manual and electronic.
- Maintain and repair swimming pool piping, filtration and chemical treatment systems.
- Maintain and repair pumps including sewer ejector, circulating, sump and booster pumps.
- Maintain and repair sanitary, storm and acid drainage systems including operating sewer machines to remove clogs, cleaning grease traps and catch basins, and thawing frozen piping.
- Repair and install water, gas and drainage piping systems. Install hangers to support piping.
- Winterize, reactivate and repair installed sprinkler systems including subcomponents such as heads, wall and yard hydrants, pumps and controls.
- Maintain, repair and install water heaters (gas, electric, steam and flash types). .
- Plan, alter, and/or install piping, fixtures and equipment to support alteration or remodeling projects.
- Install, test and repair back flow preventers.
- Complete trade-related tasks assigned by the Foreman or Maintenance Manager.
- Communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with school personnel.
- Enter time and materials and technician comments along with other information into a computerized work order system.
- Maintain satisfactory attendance and work performance. Ability to complete projects unsupervised and unassisted.
Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by manager, foreman, and/or administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: Proficiency with hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Local travel will be required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.
- Physical ability to climb, kneel, stoop, walk and engage in heavy physical activities including exerting force equal to lifting seventy-five (75) pounds in performance of job-related tasks.
- Ability to climb ladders with tools and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
- Ability to work at heights of up to fifty (50) feet.
- Ability to work in physically restricted areas and to work in confined space for extended periods.
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools and departments to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- High school diploma or its equivalent.
- Minimum of five years full time journeyman experience in the commercial plumbing trade.
- Must be licensed by City of Omaha and possess a State Backflow license.
- Possess strong communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
- Skills pertinent to positive human relationships with the ability to communicate and work effectively with staff members and community in a multicultural setting.
- Above average attendance and work performance.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
- Ability to meet District’s insurability requirements.
- Demonstrate knowledge and use of personal computer, Microsoft Office software, with work order software preferred.
- Ability to pass functional assessment of physical abilities.
Terms of Employment:
This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
The offer of employment is contingent upon:
- Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining “Highly Qualified status,” etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
- A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
- Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the Human Resources Department at 531-299-0240.
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