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Job ID: 222159

Plumber, Apprentice I
Foothill-De Anza Community College District


Date Posted Sep. 26, 2023
Title Plumber, Apprentice I
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department Staff
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
 
 


Plumber, Apprentice I



HR EMPLOYMENT/CAREERS

Initial closing Date: 06/13/22*; This position is now open-until-filled*.

*This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Review Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

Salary Grade: C3-46

Starting Salary: $5,217.02 (per month)

Full Salary Range: $5,217.02 - $6,924.79 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above. We are looking for a Plumber, Apprentice I.

The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

DEFINITION:

Employees in this classification perform apprentice level work in the trade of plumbing and does related work as required.

Incumbents in this classification are assigned to work primarily in the trade of plumbing, but may also be assigned to assist other Plant Services personnel as needed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Apprentice I

This is an entry-level position. Employees are required to complete eighteen (18) months of service and one hundred fifty (150) successful hours of trade related vocational instruction. An employee who fails to complete the required hours for training/coursework will be subject to discipline procedures. Employees who attain established levels of proficiency and qualifications are eligible to move to the next level in the apprenticeship program.

Apprentice II

This is a semi-skilled position. Employees are required to complete eighteen (18) months of service and one hundred fifty (150) successful hours of trade related vocational instruction. An employee who fails to complete the required hours for training/coursework will be subject to discipline procedures. Employees who attain established levels of proficiency and qualifications are eligible to move to the next level in the apprenticeship program.

Apprentice III

This is an advanced semi-skilled position. Employees are required to complete eighteen (18) months of service and one hundred fifty (150) successful hours of trade related vocational instruction. An employee who fails to complete the required hours for training/coursework will be subject to discipline procedures. Employees who attain established levels of proficiency and qualifications are eligible to move to the journey level position.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

General Responsibilities

  1. Uses safety equipment, supplies, and procedures to perform job duties as required; reports fire, sanitary and safety hazards and the need for repairs to appropriate administrator.
  2. Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and to maintain a functional educational environment; provides reports on activities as requested by appropriate administrator.
  3. Stores and shelves equipment and other supplies in conformance with various local, state, federal, and district rules and regulations; maintains equipment in a safe operating condition; maintains preventive maintenance procedures, records, and reports.
  4. Directs visitors and safeguards district property; adheres to all state and federal laws and regulations regarding safety and health.
  5. Attends and participates in District and/or College provided training or information sessions; incorporates new information or technology into existing job duties.
  6. Shall carry a communication device, if assigned one, and be available for general plumbing duties.
  7. Uses a computer for entry and retrieval of information for work assignments.
  8. Communicates effectively orally, in writing, and electronically.
  9. Operates equipment such as District vehicles, electric carts, electric power lifts, forklift, etc.; will use ladders.
  10. Transports various items (e.g. tools, equipment and supplies) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Trade Responsibilities

Apprentice I works under direction of a Journey level position.

Apprentice II works under the general direction of a Journey level position, with some independence.

Apprentice III works with oversight from a Journey level position, exercising a high level of independence.

All Apprentice positions perform the following:

  1. Maintenance and repair of water mains, pipes, gas mains, fire hydrants and hydrant leads; assists in the diagnoses of malfunctions of plumbing systems.
  2. Installation, repair and replacement of plumbing fixtures including sinks, basins, and drinking fountains.
  3. Installs, alters, and repairs valves (e.g. shutoff, wheel, gate, flow, angle, sop. Pressure, relief, anti-siphon, double-check, backflow, and others); installs, alters, and repairs fitting and other plumbing parts and equipment (e.g. hot water boilers, sterilizers, steams tables, sinks, thermal control apparatus, sprinkler heads, hydrants and service parts, and chiller lines).
  4. Installs new water services and mains or replaces or relocates services with copper, cast iron, wrought iron, plastic, or steel pipes and bronze, copper or galvanized fittings; drills and taps water mains.
  5. Location and repair of underground and surface leaks on service pipes and water mains; works on high-pressure water systems.
  6. Cleans and maintains traps; repairs gate valves; changes broken or worn spindles; repacks glands; assists in the operation of gate valves; checks air valves when filling mains; repairs leaks in cast iron mains using leak clamps for minor breaks, or in the case of large breaks, cuts out and removes broken section and installs new section; installs necessary piping and sets recording chart meters or registers on water mains and meters; recaulks joints on new and old mains; lays out and installs new mains and pertinent fitting.
  7. Assists in the excavation and backfilling of trenches, the disinfection and flushing of mains and fittings and the setting up and operating of various equipment necessary to maintenance and installation activities.
  8. Services, repairs and replaces defective parts of high and low pressure fire hydrants; makes needed repairs in the field when possible or removes hydrants for hop repair; operates and makes repairs to high and low pressure valves; caulks joints using suitable caulking materials and tools; tests, inspects, services, repairs and replaces defective parts of reservoirs and tanks; may perform incidental maintenance or installation of inside plumbing when required.
  9. Assists in the regulation of water supply from various distribution reservoirs and in individual pressure district by operating necessary valves.
  10. Makes initial investigations to complaints and responds to emergency situations involving water leaks, poor pressure, no water, holes in sidewalk or street; determines action necessary for immediate repairs or dispatching service crews to the scene.
  11. Keeps accurate records of time and work performed, equipment and materials used or recovered, and exact location of installations; checks blueprints to identify possible plumbing maintenance problems.
  12. Maintenance of equipment rooms, shops, vehicles and tools.


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Apprentice I

Knowledge of:

  1. Water columns and volumes and sizes of pipe needed to maintain pressure and velocity.
  2. Methods, materials, tools, safety practices and equipment used in the plumbing trade.
  3. Safety factors in the operation of equipment and materials.
  4. Applicable safety codes, ordinances and regulations.


Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Estimate the scope of a project, costs, materials and timelines required to complete assignments.
  3. Read and work from blueprints, technical manuals, charts and schematics.
  4. Work on high-pressure water systems.
  5. Analyze, diagnose and repair plumbing malfunctions.
  6. Install, repair and maintain and variety of plumbing fixtures and equipment.
  7. Maintain accurate records and reports on completed assignments.
  8. Assign work to and oversee the work of Apprentices in the plumbing trade.
  9. Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools.
  10. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  11. Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required.
  12. Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.
  13. Work independently and under minimal supervision.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Trade school courses desirable AND basic knowledge of methods, materials, tools, safety practices and equipment used in the plumbing trade.


License or Certification

Possession of a valid class C California driver's license.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:

  1. Indoor, office environment and outdoor environment, with climate changes.
  2. Hazardous conditions.
  3. Includes travel to conduct work.


Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Dexterity of hands to perform the tasks required of the position.
  3. Sight in order to be aware of hazards and dangers found in the nature of the work.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, grasp, and perform repetitive motions.
  6. Climb ladders of varying heights.
  7. Ability to maneuver in crawl spaces, attics, and utility tunnels.
  8. Lift moderate to heavy objects up to 60 lbs.


APPLICATION PACKET:

  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.


If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our "Applicant Information" to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year

Work Schedule: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm with 30 min lunch

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

Email: employment@fhda.edu

http://hr.fhda.edu/



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