Plumber, Full-Time (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7062424 (Ref.No. P0006584)
Posted: November 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from higher level management staff, performs skilled work involving the installation, maintenance and repair of pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water, drainage and gas systems and lines, and irrigation systems; performs a variety of preventive maintenance within the area of assignment; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of general maintenance work relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in plumbing and irrigation work.
Practices and techniques in plumbing.
Electrical systems related to landscape irrigation.
Operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in the area of assignment.
Standard uniform plumbing code.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform skilled plumbing maintenance, installation and repair work.
Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.
Identify and correct plumbing problems.
Install, maintain and repair a variety of fixtures, valves and pipes.
Work effectively and independently in the absence of supervision.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Estimate time, material, and labor costs for maintenance and repair projects.
Understand and follow oral and written communication.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by completion of a recognized plumbing trades school.


Two years of responsible plumbing experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; work in or with water. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Sufficient physical ability to work in field environment; walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, gripping with fingers and hands; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a variety of skilled plumbing tasks; troubleshoot malfunctions and identify plan of action to resolve problems.

Maintain, replace and repair toilets, urinals, sinks, showers and other bathroom fixtures; install, maintain and repair a variety of valves, controllers, faucets and shut off valves; repair, replace, troubleshoot, and maintain manually and electronically activated faucets, flushometers and fittings.

Repair and maintain free standing and flush mounted drinking fountains, water coolers and electric and gas water heaters and related piping.

Assemble copper, brass, cast iron, steel, ABS, PVC, aluminum, stainless steel and glass pipes and fittings.

Maintain and repair fire sprinklers, hydrants and hose stations; repair or replace gas meters, pressure regulators and safety valves.

Repair or rebuild emergency showers and eyewash stations.

Maintain, test, adjust and record water treatment towers and boilers, electronic timers and back flow devices.

Maintain and repair air, gas, water, waste and steam lines; assist contractors in locating various piping systems and valves as necessary.

Operate construction equipment such as dump trucks, trenchers and backhoes, and power tools such as compressors and jackhammers; excavate and backfill trenches, ditches, and holes as necessary.

Maintain and unclog storm drains and sewer lines.

Estimate time, material, and labor costs for maintenance and repair projects; purchase supplies and materials as needed.

Perform preventive maintenance and inspection of piping systems and related equipment and devices.

Perform related duties as required.


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