Plumber
EMCOR Group

Houston, Texas





About Us:

EMCOR Facilities Services (EFS), an EMCOR core business, services over 1 billion square feet of space worldwide. From corporate campuses to single sites, EFS provides a range of services that support mission-critical areas of financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation, and government sectors.

Job Title: Plumber

Job Summary: Extensive knowledge of high-pressure steam and air systems. Experience with commercial plumbing and hot water systems. Ability to weld high pressure steam systems is a plus, brazing and soldering piping systems is required. Ability to plan, layout, and install plastic drain systems. Assembles, installs, and repairs pipe fittings in a commercial setting

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.

  • Inspect structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.

  • Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage hole for pipes in walls and floors.

  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.

  • Cuts and threads pipe.

  • Bend pipe to required angle by use of pipe bending machine or by other mechanical methods.

  • Assemble and install valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic.

  • Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulk joints.

  • Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.

  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, water heaters, hot water tanks, and water softeners.

  • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending bursts in pipes, and opening clogged drains.

  • Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members.

  • Will be able to weld on piping, structural steel, and misc. welding.

  • Ability to repair Backflow devices.

  • Able to silver solder copper.

  • Performs preventative maintenance tasking as assigned.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely paperwork related to essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Maintain, organize, and control inventory supplies tools and equipment.

  • Clean and organize shop area. Maintain inventory of spare parts and material. Maintain tools and equipment for maintenance work.

Education:

  • HS Diploma

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Plumbing Certification or License, Valid driver's license, Fork truck operator's and aerial equipment certification

Qualifications:

  • Successfully completed an Apprenticeship program or at least five year's related experience with a preference for ten or more year's related experience and training: or equivalent combination of education and experience and possesses a state journeyman card.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Install pipes and plumbing fixtures - Visually inspect equipment and operate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauges to determine the cause and location of trouble - Clear obstructions from sink drains and toilets - Troubleshoot problems and decide how to fix them - Repair pipes and plumbing fixtures - Estimate costs of installations and repairs - Present recommendations to customers

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists Ability to interpret common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Physical Demands:

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl: and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 ponds, frequently lift and/or lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Will be required to use ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, fork trucks and other equipment to accomplish the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions: high precarious positions: fumes or airborne particles: toxic or caustic chemicals: outside weather conditions: extreme cold: and extreme heat. The associate is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The associate is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


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