Master Plumber

George Washington University
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The Division of Safety and Facilities aims to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the university community through best-in-class technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis, and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the university's values with the highest level of care.

Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Management, a department in GW's Division of Safety and Facilities manages and maintains GW's property and grounds on all three of GW's campuses. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers

The Division of Facilities, Planning, Construction and Management is seeking an experienced tradesperson to take on the role of Master Plumber. The Master Plumber will assist the Facility Zone Manager and Zone Leads with the day to day Plumbing operations. The work Schedule is Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and is subject to on-call assignments, after normal business hours. Requires a working rotation to include Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. The candidate will be well trained in all Plumbing applications, highly organized and a professional who takes pride in their work and can perform various customer service duties as required throughout the day. The desired candidate can work a flexible work schedule and available for on-call duty and weekend/holiday work as needed.

The Master Plumber is responsible for proper operation of all systems and equipment. The Master Plumber position may lead Plumbing maintenance programs including required repairs, renovations and preventative maintenance so that the primary College mission may be maintained. The Master Plumber is responsible for:

  • Plans, implements and administers a preventative maintenance program(s) to provide maximum life to facilities in accordance with industry standards.
  • Coordinates and facilitates walkthrough inspections and due diligence investigations.
  • Provides regular verbal/written reports to the Facility Zone Manger.
  • Ability to communicate to employees regarding Plumbing best practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Plumbing trade tools and of occupational hazards, safety precautions, local codes, and regulations pertaining to Plumbing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FPCM goals and objectives, policies and procedures, as well as, ability to work and communicate effectively in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Bids minor Plumbing projects for completion by contractors when necessary
  • Schedules Plumbing work orders with GW stakeholders and performs inspections for quality control on contractor assignments.
  • Advises administrators on possible alternatives to proposed Plumbing projects and equipment purchases.
  • Provides instructions and assistance in the solution of work related problems and in the performance of specific Plumbing related tasks.
  • Preventative Maintenance coordination of all plumbing systems to include the following: heat exchangers, water heaters, boilers (domestic only), domestic water booster pumps, mixing valves, storage tanks and storm/sewer ejectors. Maintain all records of PM's.
  • Asset management of all plumbing equipment and work with Construction Management and Campus Planning on recommendation of replacement.
  • Backflow preventer inspections.
  • Safety Eyewash and Shower station inspections.
  • Yearly valve exercising and maintenance.
  • Oversee and manage any street to building plumbing repairs.
  • Oversee entire building shutdowns in coordination with FPCM zone teams.
  • Coordinate with Construction Management and Campus Planning on all capital projects relating to plumbing systems.
  • Inspect zone mechanical rooms quarterly to document any deficiencies or safety issues related to plumbing systems.
  • Take the lead whenever there are entire building domestic water emergencies and work with the Zone teams through resolution.
  • Performs other work related duties as requested.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the lead from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

  • DC Master Plumber license is required. Reciprocity will be accepted.
  • Graduation from a trades school (or the completion of a certified Plumbing licensed program) with emphasis in Plumbing, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least six years of successful experience in the plumbing trade is required. Documented journeyman status is required.
  • A working knowledge of building and plumbing codes is required.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Backflow certification.
  • Mixing Valve certification.
  • Ability to understand and review architectural drawings and the related mechanical drawings, to include as built.
  • Ability to make material take offs and time allotments to complete Plumbing related projects.
  • Knowledge in the use of mathematics, formulas, and some design ability of building Plumbing systems.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision. Competent communication and correspondence skills. The Master Plumber should understand the District of Columbia building codes.
  • Professional demeanor and able to provide excellent customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Ability to utilize and manage work order ticket systems using Assest works or other computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Proficiency with computers and other smart devices. Knowledge of safe work practices based on industry standards, injury and illness prevention practices.

  • Commitment to GW's values
  • Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity
  • Honest, with the highest ethical standards
  • Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up- the-sleeves orientation
  • Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard worker. Takes initiative; very high energy
  • Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others
  • Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests above self-interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions
  • Highest levels of responsiveness
  • Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert the extraordinary effort often required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way
  • Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across the University
  • Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and collaboration
  • Flexible and receptive to change
  • A positive “can-do” attitude
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Operations Family Safety and Facilities Sub-Family Plumbing Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 7:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday-Friday – This position is subject to on-call assignments, after normal business hours. Requires a working rotation to include Holidays, Saturday and Sunday. Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012290 Job Open Date: 08/25/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
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