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Plumber - Journeyman

Company: State of Idaho
Location: Boise
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:



Human Resource Office (HRO)

State Personnel Branch

4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442

Boise, ID 83



Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification and position type.


This announcement is amended. The Closing Date has been extended.




Open to current, enlisted members of the Idaho National Guard


Plumber - Journeyman








$25.69 to $33.40 hourly ($53,433 to $69,462 annually)




Military Division, Idaho Army National Guard, Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO), Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC), Boise, ID, off main base


Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Enlisted


Not Applicable


POSITION CONTROL NUMBERS: 1119, 1168, 5124, 5125 & 8012



INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to an Idaho National Guard facilities maintenance organization functioning within the State of Idaho - Military Division. The primary purpose of this position is to oversee plumbing contractors' work, non-journeyman apprentice and journeyman plumbing work, and to provide plumbing maintenance and minor construction services in all trades. This is a multi-faceted position which requires journeyman level skills in general plumbing, pipefitting, fire sprinkler systems, lawn sprinkler systems, heating and cooling systems, and boiler systems. Incumbent functions as a supervisor or non-supervisory work leader.

The duty assignment/location for position control numbers (PCNs):

* PCN 1119 and 5125 are assigned to the Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO), Idaho Army National Guard (IDARNG); duty location is the Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC), Gowen Field (off Main Base)* PCN 5124 is assigned to the Base Civil Engineering (BCE) Shop, 124 Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG); duty location is Gowen Field* PCN 1168 and 8012 are assigned to the Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO), Idaho Army National Guard (IDARNG); duty location is Gowen Field


1. Performs as a Journeyman Plumber and supervisor or non-supervisory work leader. Independently designs, installs, modifies, repairs, and maintains a variety of new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil and gas distribution systems, water closets, tubs, showers, backflow prevention devices/assemblies, lawn sprinkler systems, fire sprinkler systems, showers, heating and cooling systems, and boilers. Plans and insures the proper elevation, pitch and fall of installations to provide for proper flow, drainage, and sanitary operating conditions and to prevent backflow vacuum, or air lock conditions. Performs preventative maintenance for all plumbing and mechanical equipment and parts. Maintains records and documents actions. Plans and accomplishes work from initial layout to final assembly which involves interpreting and applying building plans, specifications, blueprints, sketches, and other plumbing guides/codes, and using shop mathematics. Locates and taps main lines, sets-up system routes, places and cuts route openings, places hangers for proper level and slope, and determines and installs valves, traps, and unions as needed for proper operation of a variety of systems and equipment. Determines tools, parts, equipment, and supplies needed, including proper types, sizes, and materials. Improvises installations when blueprints and sketches do not provide sufficient information. Troubleshoots/tests various plumbing systems and equipment including backflow prevention devices such as reduced pressure principle devices, double check devices, atmospheric vacuum breakers, and other cross connection devices. Uses and maintains tools such as tapes, rules, plumb bobs, hand and power pipe threaders, cutters, pipe wrenches, angle drills, hacksaws and power saws, power sewer cleaning equipment, various gas detectors and meters.

2. Installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs existing high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation, hydraulic systems, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, and circulating, submersible, and centrifugal transfer pumps, and radiators. Measures and determines proper piping, valves and fittings required for the job. Insulates pipes, measures required cuts, threads, reams, and performs welding and soldering on piping. Cuts route openings; installs and repairs sewer drain systems, places hangers for correct pitch and elevation; and installs braces and supports. Maintains records and documents actions. Interprets pertinent information in blueprints, charts, and sketches. Troubleshoots/inspects high-pressure piping systems and equipment and determines need for modification and/or repair to insure proper and safe operation. Repairs and maintains building boiler systems. Redesigns certain aspects of systems to improve function and performance.

3. Oversees journeyman and non-journeyman plumbing work installed throughout the Idaho Military Division (IMD) area of responsibility. Maintains tools and equipment. Cleans and repairs hand tools, power tools, meters, control cables, special tools and equipment. Removes dirt and grease, lubricates and adjusts moving parts, and sharpens cutting tools. Oversees all plumbing installations, repairs or changes that have been installed or completed by any facilities maintenance technician or helper in entry level positions. Performs inspection and testing of all plumbing work performed by contractors. Ensures all work performed on any system within the IMD's area of responsibility complies with all applicable building and Idaho State plumbing codes.

4. Supervisory duties (if assigned). Performs established supervisory functions and practices pertaining to full-time and temporary state employees in accordance with Idaho Military Division State Employee Personnel Regulations (IMD 3) and applicable policies and procedures. Establishes state employee performance standards; provides ongoing feedback and performance counseling; appraises performance not less than annually; and recommends corrective or disciplinary action when appropriate. Assigns and monitors the accomplishment of work. Coordinates personnel and position action requests (SPB Form 7), vacancy announcements, selection and hiring; employee training and development; and approves employee scheduling, leave and timesheets. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies and serves as a role model for the Whistleblower Protection Program, EEO, security, and workplace safety practices, policies, and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace.

5. Estimates work-hour and material requirements for assigned routine projects. Prepares required paperwork and data for requisitioning materials. Writes and submits detailed scopes of work (SOW) for projects to be performed by general and plumbing contractors. As assigned, utilizes the iEMS (Integrated Engineering Management System) computer software system to requisition materials, create, track, and close work orders. Participates in all assigned on-the-job training, and provides training to non-journeyman craftsmen. As assigned, ensures as-built information is reported to engineering CAD for updates.

6. Oversees safety applications for all plumbing operations and other assigned shops, as tasked, and monitors safety procedures outlined in technical manuals, operating manuals, and practices utilized by OSHA and the IMD for both in-house and contract labor.

7. Works within a relatively small group of maintenance personnel of all trades and will be required to assist craftsmen in their trades and/or independently perform work other trades such as carpentry repairs, floor tile, bath tile, panels, etcetera.

8. Performs other related duties and projects as necessary or assigned.

9. 124 CES (PCN 5124) only may also include snow removal duties such as operating heavy equipment, snow blowers, snow shovels and spreading deicer materials; and seasonal groundskeeping duties as necessary or assigned.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Work is performed under general supervision. Incumbent operates with a high degree of independence and is guided by the National and/or Idaho State Plumbing Code, and policies, directives and regulations of the Adjutant General and the National Guard Bureau.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: The incumbent's contacts are with plumbing contractors; military, state and federal technician personnel of the Idaho Military Division/Idaho National Guard; and personnel of various activities/units visiting Gowen Field (including the OCTC).

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL EFFORT: Incumbent works inside and outside in all types of weather conditions. Stands on concrete floors. May be exposed to snake and other small animal and insect bites. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of abrasions, cuts, burns, falls and explosions. Hearing protection devices, hard hats with face shield..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: State of Idaho, Boise , Plumber - Journeyman, Professions , Boise, Idaho

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