Shelby County Schools

  • Maintenance Technician - Plumber

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 11:46 AM)
    Location Name
    Maintenance Warehouse
    Salary Min
    USD $21.80/Hr.
    Salary Max
    USD $26.16/Hr.
    Facilities and Maintenance
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Works under general supervision to perform journeyman-level work, such as repairing and maintaining plumbing systems; evaluating layout plans and cost estimates related to plumbing; installing new plumbing; repairing existing plumbing fixtures; performing minor rebuilding tasks; and repairing or replacing miscellaneous plumbing equipment. Repairs gas-fired appliances and piping. 

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes. Gas and hot and cold potable water-piping are included.
    2. Studies building plans and blueprints to determine work areas for repair and installation of pipe.
    3. Inspects structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided that would prevent weakening of structures resulting from the installation of pipe and the repairs of existing pipes.
    4. Cuts and threads pipe to correct measurements; bends pipe.
    5. Uses specialized and common tools.
    6. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipe composed of metals, plastic, and non-metals such as glass and vitrified clay.
    7. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, showers, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwasher, water softeners, hot air heaters, and backflow devices.
    8. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers, mending busted pipes, and opening clogged drains.
    9. Cleans work area.
    10. Responds to emergency situations, when requested.
    11. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from high school with a high school diploma or possess a GED; Plus, four (4) years’ related experience. (Memphis and Shelby County Journeyman Plumber’s license and valid driver’s license required). (Class A gas license is preferred). (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 



    • Memphis and Shelby County Journeyman Plumber’s license
    • Valid driver’s license

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the methods and skills required of plumbing.
    • Knowledge of common hazards and necessary safety precautions; knowledge of local, state, and national codes.
    • Ability to read and interpret instructions, diagrams, sketches, blueprints, and manufacturers' manuals.
    • Ability to estimate time and material needs, determine when repair is not economically practical, and perform routine tasks and arithmetic computations.

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


    SCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older).



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