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Apprentice Plumber

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6237

Title: Apprentice Plumber

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Pre-Defined

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Apprentice Plumber performs maintenance repairs, renovations, and fabrications of drain, water, vent, and natural gas piping systems, and carries out any other plumbing tasks that are required.


  • Maintains and repairs all drains, water systems, vents, and any associated equipment and plumbing fixtures
  • Maintains and repairs water delivery systems, including, but not limited to, pumps, piping, tanks, toilets, urinals, and all associated support equipment
  • Maintains and repairs drains and sewage systems
  • Maintains and repairs irrigation systems, from the outlet of the water meter to the inlet of the irrigation control valve
  • Maintains and repairs natural gas piping from the meter to the end device

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience


  • Apprentice Plumber license is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of plumbing;
  • Knowledge of the commonly used tools in the plumbing trade


  • Basic computer skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions required for improvement or to make repairs;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Work is performed in an inside and outside environment

Physical Demands:

  • Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping and climbing.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Individual has moderate exposure to physical risks, including exposure to vibration, hazardous traffic conditions, a risk of electric shock, fumes, airborne particles, or oil
  • May work in a confined space, in high dangerous places, near moving mechanical parts, in inclement weather conditions, or in extreme temperatures
  • May have frequent exposure to potentially hazardous bodily fluids, and occasional exposure to potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals
  • May be required to carry, push, pull, drag, or hold medium to heavy weight objects of up to 100lbs
  • Works overtime regularly

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:09 AM