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TRADE PERSON UTILITY/PLUMBER


Title Description: TRADE PERSON UTILITY/PLUMBER
Date Posted: 4/26/2019
Deadline: UNTIL FILLED
Job Number: 035-19-N
Branch: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
Hourly Rate: $20.4275
Hours: AS ASSIGNED
Union Status: ILA 1949

WORK OBJECTIVE:

Works under the direction of the Manager, Facilities Maintenance and the Maintenance Facilities Supervisor, works at a variety of NFTA facilities performing a variety of typical plumbing installations and maintenance tasks. Performs all functions of plumbing including assisting in major building projects and maintenance of the NFTA properties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Installs, services and makes repairs to NFTA plumbing systems including, but not limited to, sewers, drains, sinks, toilets, water lines and associated equipment such as hot water boiler systems. • Assists other tradespersons in a variety of maintenance related functions • Records time and material data as required within the computerized work order system to departmental procedures • Estimates jobs, both labor and materials; when requested, researches and identifies appropriated materials; secures quotations in accordance with NFTA purchasing procedures; writes purchase requisitions for supervision • Makes recommendations regarding material, specifications and application procedures as required • Provides hands-on coordination of work orders requiring direct involvement with Engineering, FMD staff personnel, users and tenants • Works independently of supervision to ensure that work is accomplished properly and in a timely fashion • Frequently performs the duties of a lead person on various projects involving multiple tradespersons • Performs other duties as directed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of plumbing to include service and installation of water, gas, air and steam lines for domestic, storm water and sewage services, as well as associated fixtures. Must be able to read and interpret technical specifications, instructions and drawings. Must have good communication skills and be able to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions. Must be willing to respond to call-ins during off duty hours and work other shifts as required. Must be in good physical condition with the ability to work from ladders and in confined spaces as well as outdoors in all types of weather. Must hold safety as very important. Must be willing and able to work independently to complete the assignments listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks involve the intermittent performance of physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of bending, squatting, reaching, kneeling, climbing (steps, ladder), twisting (upper body), rotating (upper body) and/or crawling (5-10 feet). May also involve lifting (20-40 pounds), carrying (up to 30 pounds), pushing and/or pulling (50 pounds) materials and/or equipment. Job involves standing four hours at a time for six hours per day, sitting one hour at a time for two hours per day and walking for two hours per day.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

50% of time is spent inside, 50% of time is spent outside, exposing employee to natural environmental conditions. Work exposes employee to fumes, dust, gases, odors and mist. Employee is also exposed to noise, vibration, hazards (moving conveyors) and motorized vehicles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or equivalency. Possess backflow certification. Minimum of five (5) years proven experience as a journeyman plumber. Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to obtain and maintain a SIDA (Secure Identification Display Area) badge including CBP (Customs & Border Patrol) seal and access.

NOTE:

TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number to 035-19-N: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email: application_intake@nfta.com

OTHER:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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