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Tufts Medicine Plumber in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on activities related to the support services functions, such as dietary and food services, environmental services, general facilities, repair and maintenance, parking, sterilization and transportation to ensure all required support activities are completed in a timely manner and meet the organization's quality standards and expectations. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following General Facilities, Repair & Maintenance duties: Operates, monitors and maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and replaces facilities mechanical components and systems such as electrical equipment, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and plumbing. A technical role that accomplishes work through a specialized knowledge or skills gained through a combination of vocational education, training, apprenticeship (craft, skilled and semi-skilled), and experience. A senior level role that requires broad knowledge of operational procedures and tools obtained through extensive work experience and requires vocational or technical education. Works under limited supervision for routine situations, problems typically are not routine and require analysis to understand, provides assistance and/or may lead and train lower level employees and may lead daily operation activities.

Job Overview

Under general supervision, this position install, repair, alter, test and maintain all plumbing, piping systems and related equipment. Ensure compliance with local, state and other authority having jurisdiction within the plumbing or related fields.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Licensed as a Journeyman Plumber.

  3. Three (3) years of experience in the plumbing trade.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. One (1) year of plumbing experience at a hospital or medical facility.

Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Repairs and installs equipment and plumbing systems such as valves, pumps, traps, faucets, etc.

  2. Maintains plumbing systems such as drainage, waste, vent, medical gases, compressed air-vacuum, oxygen, steam supply and return, hot and cold water, kitchen equipment, sterilizers and various lab equipment, fire protection, sewage ejectors, acid neutralizers, grease and plastic traps.

  3. Maintains the gas, water, air, steam, traps, valves and lines and waste disposal systems in the hospital and all other related buildings. Installs and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures; working from blueprints, written specifications and oral communication. Estimate material required and costs.

  4. Responds to emergency situations or problems whenever required.

  5. Maintain necessary records. Move materials and supplies as necessary in the performance of duties or as directed. Detect and report improper operations, faulty equipment, defective materials, and unusual conditions to supervisor.

  6. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition.

  7. Follow safety rules and regulations.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Physical ability to lift heavy equipment and tools, climb ladders, carry supplies, moderate to strenuous.

  2. Frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperature, dirty work and unpleasant odors.

  3. Occasional to frequent exposure to hazardous conditions of the following kind: propane torches, cutting torches, power tools, sick patients, sewerage, and laboratory test animals.

  4. Negligible exposure to radioactive materials unless working in laboratories.

  5. Works in patient and operating rooms and lab areas.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to read and comprehend blueprints.

  2. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  3. Ability to read and comprehend written instructions.

  4. Technical knowledge of mathematics and measurements.

  5. Ability to read and write English.

  6. Ability to solve complex problems.

  7. Ability to operate hand and stationary power tools in a safe manner.

  8. Ability to concentrate and comprehend details.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .