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Job Number: 349430
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Department: Water Management
Number of Positions: 2 Full-Time
This position is open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with THE CHICAGO JOURNEYMAN PLUMBERS UNION 130 (BARGAINING UNIT #16). Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.
Under supervision, performs journey-level plumbing work in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems including municipal water distribution and sewer systems.
Reads blueprints, specifications, and work orders to assess work required and to determine installation and repair methods to use.
Removes and replaces damaged, defective, or obsolete piping and plumbing fixtures
Ensures adequate supplies of tools, equipment, and materials needed to complete jobs at work sites.
Uses tools (e.g., saws, pipe cutters) to measure, cut, bend, and thread lengths of pipe needed for installation and repair work.
Repairs and replaces valves, water meters, buffalo boxes, hydrants, and related equipment found in water distribution and sewer systems.
Repairs broken water main and sewer pipes by locating leaks, replacing damaged pipe, and re-connecting length of pipe with appropriate fittings.
Installs new water and drainage lines in municipal buildings and connects to outside water/sewer lines, ensuring pipes are properly sized, anchored, and supported.
Maintains plumbing systems, opening and cleaning clogged drain pipes and traps, installing and replacing plumbing fixtures, and repairing broken pipes, valves, and water leaks.
Operates specialized equipment and tools including pipe threaders, rodders, pipe cutting machines, and cutting torches.
Prepares work activity reports.
Loads, transports, and unloads equipment and supplies as required.
Cleans equipment and work site after repairs as required.
Performs related duties as required.
Location: Various sites (Bureau of Operations and Distribution)
Days Off: Varies
Lunch: ½ hour
THESE POSITIONS ARE IN THE CAREER SERVICE
A combination of education, training and experience suitable to obtain a plumber’s license as issued by either the State of Illinois or the City of Chicago. A valid plumber's license issued by either the State of Illinois or the City of Chicago is required.
Education & Employment Verification- Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 10/05/2021. No exceptions will be made.
This position does not require a test or interview. Applicants who successfully apply for the position, meet the minimum qualifications, and possess the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be hired in a lottery/random order. Bid applicants will be selected in seniority order according to the collective bargaining agreement.
NOTE: This position requires candidate(s) to complete a Willing and Able questionnaire. Candidate(s) who affirmatively answer the Willing and Able questionnaire will be evaluated for further consideration.
Exposure to outdoor weather conditions
Exposure to loud noise, fumes or dust, oily or wet environment
Exposure to hazardous conditions (e.g., construction sites)
Work performed in cramped or confined locations
Work performed above or below ground level.
Personal protective equipment (e.g., hard hat, shoes, glasses, gloves)
Safety devices or equipment (e.g., cones, barricades, metal plates, scaffolding, ropes)
Measuring tools (e.g., tape measure, ruler, calipers, measuring wheel)
Standard tools and equipment of the plumbing trade (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, saw, pipe cutter, threader, welding equipment, rodding equipment, torches)
Heavy lifting (up to 75 pounds) is required
Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
Ability to quickly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with one's body, arms, and/or legs
Ability to climb staircases, ladders, and/or step stools
Ability to access difficult to enter spaces (e.g., roofs, basements, tanks, field equipment, cramped quarters)
Ability to operate applicable hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Job Posting: Sep 21, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Oct 5, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 16 | Salary: $52.80/hour Pay Basis:Yearly