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Journeyman Plumber

Company: Irving Independent School District
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Paygrade- FAC 07
Primary Purpose:
Under general supervision, maintain, repair, and install plumbing systems, services, and equipment for the District. Maintain and provide for the safe condition and operation of all plumbing systems and fixtures in District facilities.
High School Diploma or GED, required
Valid Texas Journeyman Plumber License, required
Documented Trade School plumbing courses, preferred
Valid Class C Texas driver's license and proof of insurability with District insurance carrier
Special Knowledge/Skills
Knowledge and skills to qualify as a Journeyman plumber in accordance with industry standards
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and plumbing (water and sewer) diagrams
Strong organizational, communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills
Ability to supervise and train plumbing staff
Ability to follow and issue written and verbal instructions
Ability to perform mathematical calculations
Ability to diagnose and resolve problems
Ability to use hand and power tools
Basic computer skills
Ability to utilize technology resources relevant to position
Minimum five years plumbing industry experience; public education experience, preferred
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Maintenance and Repair

  • Perform preventative maintenance on plumbing systems and components as well as fixtures and all types of lines and water heaters.

  • Determine best approach to solving tasks after carefully evaluating work site to ensure safety for site occupants and/or facility users while project is underway.

  • Outline projects and works with minimal oversight.

  • Review and inspect assigned tasks to adequately order required materials and supplies for the job.

  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and written reference material outlining the scope of various projects.

  • Install new equipment, including but not limited to commodes, lavatories, sinks, water, gas and sewer lines, piping, drains, grease traps, water heaters and pee-traps, and unstop plumbing components as needed.

    Records and Reports

  • Record all materials and supplies used and man-hours accumulated on projects until scope of work is accomplished to keep the foreman informed on total job costs.


  • Provide ongoing guidance and on the job training for plumbing helpers.

  • Serve on-call periodically for emergencies that occur at night, on weekends, and during holidays; and respond to pages and calls in a timely manner.

  • Exhibit behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible; and serve as role model for staff and public.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Practice a high standard of safety in the performance of all duties.

  • Contribute to the prevention of accidents and injuries by observing safety rules and District policy, practicing the principles and skills taught in safety training, wearing personal protective equipment as required, reporting injuries and incidences immediately to supervisor, and being proactive in the ongoing efforts to improve and maintain workplace safety.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
    Tools/Equipment Used: Plumbing tools and equipment including pipe bender, propane torch; hand tools; power tools; heavy equipment including forklift, trencher, backhoe; light truck or van
    Posture: Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
    Motion: Frequent walking, climbing stairs/ladders/scaffolding, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
    Lifting: Lifting and carrying up to 55 pounds without assistance, more than 55 pounds with appropriate assistance, on a daily basis
    Environment: Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, toxic chemicals and fumes, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards; work around gas lines; work around machinery with moving parts; may work in tight or enclosed spaces; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent districtwide travel
    Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress and exercise reasoning and problem-solving skills
    This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. The information in this document is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Keywords: Irving Independent School District, Irving , Journeyman Plumber, Professions , Irving, Texas

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