Steward Health Care System
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Lead Plumber-Maintenance-40 Hrs/Week-Day Shifts-Weekends As Needed
at Steward Health Care System
I. Position Function: Plans and performs and delegates installation, testing, inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair duties involving plumbing and medical gas and vacuum systems throughout the Medical Center buildings and grounds.
Maintain by repair/adjustment and replacement, the entire plumbing system including waste, vent, water piping, valves, and the various fixtures and equipment served by this system that would normally be covered by the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code.
II. Job Relationships: Reports to the Operations Supervisor. Receives and reviews work orders and makes assignments to others in the trade. Coordinates schedules and projects with the Operations Supervisor. Estimates time and materials and obtains necessary permits required. Works with outside vendors and contractors as needed.
Supervises trades assigned to help with plumbing projects.
Reportable to the Operations Supervisor, the Director of Engineering & Maintenance, and the VP of Facilities Development. Collaborates with outside utilities (on premises) sewer and storm drain, Gas, and Water.
III. Authority: Responsible for daily work schedules within the plumbing department. Calls in outside contractors and vendors as needed to maintain the plumbing system. Orders necessary stock and makes emergency repairs without prior approval.
To work within the guidelines of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code, the MWRA regulations, the Fire Safety Code, the guidelines of CSEMC and the OSHA Safety Standards.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
- Reviews work orders and delegates assignments.
Coordinates schedules and projects with the Maintenance Supervisor.
- Coordinates annual testing of all Medical Center plumbing and medical gas and vacuum systems to conform to all regulatory requirements.
- Keeps number of plumbing system outages to a minimum, and keeps effected departments informed of these outages.
- Determine backup plumbing system and medical gas and vacuum needs.
- Determine appropriate times for testing plumbing and medical gas and vacuum systems and works with other department trades to complete required testing and inspection.
- Actively participates in the implementation and ongoing evaluation of preventive maintenance systems. Works closely with the Operations Supervisor and Director of Engineering & Maintenance to provide for the safety of all patients, visitors, and staff through an appropriately and safely maintained plant and environment as prescribed in the Massachusetts Plumbing Code and NFPA Code requirements.
- Responds to emergency calls.
- Work from telephone maintenance requests.
- Work with inspectors from the Boston Water and Sewer Department, MWRA, the Boston Fire Department and the Plumbing Inspector.
- Perform jobs assigned by the Operations Supervisor.
- Performs visual inspections for the detection of abnormal operation and correction of deficiencies.
- Repairs or replaces defective plumbing equipment.
- Also included in this repair, but not limited to:
Medical gases, i.e., oxygen, air, and vacuum
Heating systems including traps, valves, controls, piping, and various types of heating equipment
Outside utilities (on premises) sewer and storm drains, gas, water
Renal Dialysis equipment
Hot and cold water storage tanks and systems
Water booster systems
Piping for machinery
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:
Maintains and on-going preventive maintenance program throughout the medical center complex.
Maintains a professional appearance at all times. Wears ID. badge.
Keeps a clean, safe work area.
Maintains an inventory and orders stock as approved by the Operations Supervisor.
Responsible for the design and installation of various new work and remodeling projects.
Coordinates various functions of outside vendors and contractors.
Coordinates shutdown of the various plumbing systems.
V. Reporting Requirements:
Reports work completion to Operations Supervisor.
Permitted work completion includes;
Cross connection testing by in-house plumber and by the MWRA.
Back Flow Testing.
Fire protection system tests.
Works according to plumbing codes.
Conserves resources and material.
Works within Union and CSEMC regulations, policies, and procedures.
Works within OSHA safety standards.
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Minimum Experience: Five years in the trade
Minimum skills/abilities: Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
Must be familiar with all plumbing codes including MWRA Requirements.
Certification/Licensure: Journeyman Plumbers License
Training: CSEMC required safety training fire, bloodborne pathogens, infection control, etc.