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PLANT SERVICE - Plumber/Welder

Job Classification

  Hourly Full-time (35-40)

Position summary

Welds metal components together with brazing and variety of arc and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as machine parts, plant equipment, motors, and generators by performing the following duties.

Assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems by performing the following duties. Also performs emergency services beyond regularly scheduled work hours as required.

Qualifications summary

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must keep a current USA or Canadian Driver’s License.



Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Fabricates and designs custom work for a variety of uses. Welds metal parts together using both gas welding or brazing and any combination of arc welding processes. Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts. Locates and repairs cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads. Repairs or replaces metal door closers and frames. Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts. Initiates purchase order for parts and machines and maintains steel inventory. Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair. Dismantles machine or equipment to examine parts for defect or to remove defective part. Replaces defective part with new part or repairs or reproduces part from various kinds of metal stock. Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic. Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners. Assist or perform repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains. 

Supervisory responsibilities



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and  correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts,interest,commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies


Interpersonal interactions


Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.

Work environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; raw sewage during sewer plant repairs; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.