Water Treatment Plant - Plumber

900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA Req #234
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Plumber repairs, replaces, and maintains all forms of piping, valves, controls, and plumbing fixtures in new or existing Authority structures related to the Authority’s water treatment plants, eleven pump stations, and thirteen storage facilities as well as maintaining  water, waste, gas and vent lines, restroom facilities; drinking fountains, fire lines, chemical lines, according to the rules and regulations of the Allegheny County Plumbing Code.
● Work all three shifts
● Perform other related tasks as assigned or required
● Repairs and replaces water lines, and gas lines damaged by the Authority
● Maintains records and prepares accurate reports as requested or required
● Removes and installs water meters at private customer locations in accordance with established Authority policies and procedures
● Provides temporary water service to city property owners when normal water service is interrupted
● Responds on a 24 hour a day basis to emergencies involving problems with gas, water, compressed air, chlorine lines, sewer, waste, and water supply emergencies
● May drill and tap new and existing service connections as requested or required; make field sketches identifying problems encountered as required
● Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions
● Lift heavy objects, walk, and stoop for extended periods of time in all-weather environments
● Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, outside agencies and the general public
● Extensive knowledge of the materials, tools, equipment, and procedures of the plumbing trade with competency at the Journeyman level; and of the safety hazards and precautions of the work
● Ability to read and use blueprints, as well as project plans necessary for job completion; make mathematical computations and the ability to make field sketches identifying problems encountered
The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
● Applicant must present a current, valid Allegheny County Health Department Journeyman Plumbing License at time of application and maintain this license throughout employment. 
Performance and/or written examination may be required.
Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment. A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.
Applicant must have permanent residency in Allegheny County at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA. Verification of Allegheny County Residence is required at time of filing application.
No direct reports / Will receive supervision directly from the Plumbing Foreman. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to operate a pickup truck, van, and related equipment. The employee will perform heavy work including lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds, and work in loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire and explosive risks. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a loud or moderate noise level within the work environment. May perform work outdoors under extreme weather. The employee may be exposed to confined, high spaces, like erect scaffolding; loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire, and explosive risks; and odors, dusts, fumes, mists, poor ventilation, and gases which may require a respirator. 
Availability to work all three shifts, as well as weekends, and holidays. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours and/or recalled during emergency situations or other extensive periods.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority's examining physician.
Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized suspicion.
Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference, and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.
Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.
Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
PWSA Human Resources Department
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
An Equal Opportunity Employer:  The PWSA does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, family status, age, or non-disqualifying disability, or on any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.  
Position: Plumber
Division: Water Treatment Plant 
Union: Pittsburgh Joint Collective Bargaining Committee (PJCBC) Local 27
Rate: $34.616
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Application Deadline: 3/29/2024 

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  • 900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA