Jobs in Austin – Chief Plumber

Website City of Austin

Job Description:

This position is an essential position. This means that the Top Candidate who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. The Chief Plumber position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID -19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID -19 pandemic event.


Job Responsibilities:

Plans and directs plumbing personnel in the completion of assigned work orders and projects including the installation and repair of plumbing fixtures, water leaks, gas leaks and sewer lines.
Maintain Responsible Master Plumber ( RMP ) designation to allow plumbing personnel to secure plumbing permits required to install fixtures and equipment in City owned facilities and coordinate inspections.
Performs complex plumbing installations and repairs and provides assistance and technical expertise to plumbing personnel, vendors and contractors on complex work assignments and projects.
Performs inspections to ensure compliance with local plumbing codes and City quality standards.
Records Fire Hydrant and Backflow testing data onto Austin Water WIERS site.
Operates pressure test equipment to test installed systems for leaks, ensuring that system meets specifications.
Delegates work assignments among personnel, collaborating on daily production priorities to maintain efficient operations.
Interprets blueprints and construction plans in conjunction with water, gas and sewage lines. Coordinates sequence of installations.
Implements inventory control procedures to maintain appropriate supply of frequently used parts to allow adequate lead time for ordering materials.

Job Requirements:

  • Residential and commercial service plumbing experience.
  • Experience providing leadership, work assignments and advanced technical support and guidance to plumbing personnel.
  • Experience obtaining permits and requesting inspections as required by applicable building codes.
  • Experience performing quality assurance on Scope of Work ( SOW ) completed by sub-contractors.
  • This position requires a Texas Driver License in good standing or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Job Details:

Company: City of Austin

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Laredo, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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