Senior Plumber

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 77007

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


The purpose of a Senior Plumber position is to act as a subject matter expert and to provide journeyman level skilled plumbing work in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing components and systems (including domestic water, steam, natural gas, sewer, compressed air, vacuum, medical gases, and other utility systems). Scope impacts institutional plumbing systems and equipment.


Interprets and works from instructions, blueprints, sketches and diagrams in the installation of plumbing systems. Estimates cost of work, requisitions material and maintains inventories. Performs a variety of plumbing work incidental to the installation and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and other building systems. Coordinates and prioritizes the workflow of plumbers, technicians and mechanics. Investigates outages. Participates in the development of the "Owners Design Guidelines", project design phases and review processes. Inspects contracted plumbing work to ensure repairs and installations are compliant. Functions as a point of contact for vendors. Prepares and submits reports. Participates in process improvement initiatives. May precept staff.


**Maintain Facility Appearance, Functionality and Safety**

+ Provide clients with material and labor cost estimates for repairs/installation of plumbing systems.

+ Respond to all critical alarms.

+ Repairs and performs maintenance of sterilizers, glassware ovens, washers and all other special equipment

+ Requisitions materials and maintains inventory.

+ Understands the use of threading machines, ratchets, and all hand and shop tools of the trade.

+ Connects and maintains water units. Installs, maintains, and repairs water, air, gas, sewer, and steam lines and systems.

**Reduce Outside Contractor Costs**

+ Oversee certifications and deliveries on all medical gases for Main Campus facilities by maintaining system reports for usage, leaks repairs PM's purity analysis and regulatory compliance.

+ Review work performed by outside contractors for quality. Respond to all critical alarms.

**Lead Coverage**

+ Investigates utility outage requests and submits thorough and timely shop responses.

+ Acts as a "point person" for utility outages as assigned.

+ Communicates the need for follow up investigations/shop responses from other crafts/departments as required.

+ Communicates with supervisors and personnel of other crafts and shifts as required to ensure proper staffing and necessary procedures are in place for the duration of each outage.

+ Performs inspections on behalf of the plumbing group of work done by contractors. Reports findings to the project manager.

+ Provide lead support to the Utilities Operations Superintendent and/or Supervisor, Physical Plant's Superintendent in their absence.

+ Coordinate all work performed by other shops, which require a basic knowledge of overall physical plant operations when, requested by Physical Plant Utilities

+ Operations Superintendent, Supervisor, or Manager.

+ The employee may be expected to be part of an on-call group and when assigned this responsibility will be compensated for that time. When on-call, the employee must be available and be able to respond in accordance to policy. Periods of alert when Emergency Conditions may be expected are not considered on-call.

Other duties as assigned

**Education Required:** High school diploma or equivalent.

**Experience Required:** Six years of post-journeyman plumbing experience.

**License Required:**

+ Licensed as a Journeyman Plumber in the State of Texas.

+ Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement by the State of Texas Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

+ Requisition ID: 150276

+ Employment Status: Full-Time

+ Employee Status: Regular

+ FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

+ Work Week: Day/Evening

+ Fund Type: Hard

+ Work Location: Onsite

+ Pivotal Position: No

+ Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,500

+ Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 83,000

+ Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 99,500

+ Science Jobs: No

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