Plumber- Seattle, WA

Employer: City of Seattle

Job Description:
Are you looking for an end goal, long-term career opportunity that offers comprehensive benefits including: medical, dental, vision insurances, an excellent retirement program, long term disability, group term life insurance, paid parental, maternity and paternity leaves, deferred compensation options, a free ORCA pass, and much, much more?
Seattle Parks and Recreation Facilities Maintenance Division is seeking full-time Plumbers to welcome into our dynamic team! There are currently 3 full-time vacancies available.

About Parks and Recreation
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.

About the Planning, Development, and Maintenance Division:
The PDM Division places a very strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service to the public, clients and staff as well as helping to ensure public safety and enjoyment while they are at SPR facilities and parks.

About the Position:
Seattle Parks & Recreation Plumbers perform journey-level plumbing installation, maintenance and repair work on plumbing, heating, irrigation, gas and other related systems and components.

The work requires knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of the plumbing trade, and making decisions in selecting appropriate materials and methods of work. Most tasks are covered by guidelines although judgment is needed to make appropriate selections of guidelines.

Positions in this class are given general instructions on assignments and frequently work in different locations from their supervisors. The work includes personal contacts with vendor for purchasing materials and parts and with departmental staff for exchanging information.

Job Responsibilities
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair drainage & irrigation systems, sewage disposal systems and other waste lines.
- Clear plumbing stoppages, repair fittings & valves, line breaks and leaks.
- Inspect plumbing installations and conduct required tests to ensure jobs are completed.
- Read blueprints and review project plans to ensure compliance with applicable codes, specifications, and standards.
- Cut and thread pipes.
- Dig trenches for irrigation systems.
- Perform soldering and brazing work for plumbing installation and maintenance repairs.
- Order necessary parts & supplies and maintain required records.
- Respond to emergency situations, make recommendations, and perform required repairs.
- Maintain job status updates through online work order system.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Requires a minimum of four years of experience working at the plumbing and pipe fitting trade under a qualified journey level supervisor or completion of an accepted plumber apprenticeship program (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background).

Current Washington State Journeyman Plumber's license.
Valid Washington State Driver's License (see note)
City of Seattle Gas Piping License (must be obtained within 12 months of hire)
NOTE: Successful Candidates will be required to supply a current, 5-year driving abstract from the Department of Licensing.

You’ll be most successful in this position if you have:
- Experience working with online work order systems.
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
- Possess customer service and effective communication skills.
- Knowledge and ability to work with outlook and Microsoft Office.
- Backflow Tester license.

Additional Information
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a driving history review.
Additional Information:

Work Environment
Must be able to stand, walk, bend for extended periods and lift in excessive of 50 pounds.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors and in all inclement weather conditions.
May be required to perform work over and in water; on ladders scaffolds and lifts.
Some locations may be performed in confined spaces and in cramped locations or at heights from ladders and scaffolds.
May require handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances.
A pre-placement exam, including a respiratory exam is required for this position.

Current shift schedules are 4/10 (4 days a week – 10-hour days).
Depending on work, may be required to work varying shifts.
May be required to work on-call (additional compensation is provided for this work).

Job offers are contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment physical, a review of criminal history, driving record and reference checks. In compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17, applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

SPR's Core Competencies are:
- Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards.
- Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.
- Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.
- Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.
- Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

To align with our commitment to equity and the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative, SPR is collecting cover letters and resumes without personal identifiers to achieve a blind screening process. Although a resume or cover letter is not required for this position, if you would like to attach additional submissions, please see instructions in the supplemental questions. Attachments to this application will not be considered by the screening panel.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $42.95 - $46.38/ HR

Posted on June 21, 2022

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