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Under general direction, install, repair, and maintain a variety of plumbing and piping systems and equipment, act as lead worker, and do other work as required.


Incumbents are assigned work at the advanced journey level and are responsible for leading assigned staff in addition to performing skilled plumbing work. The Senior Plumber is distinguished from other Plumber and maintenance classes in that the Senior Plumber performs maintenance and repair of the most difficult and complex plumbing tasks and inspects the work of the plumber classification.




Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

Some knowledge of:

Ability to:


Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and technical experience which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed above. Typical ways to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of an apprenticeship program as plumber and certification as such from the Apprenticeship Standards Division of the State of California Industrial Relations Department AND two years of full-time experience in commercial or industrial maintenance work.




Six years full-time, or its equivalent, progressively responsible experience in commercial or industrial plumbing maintenance work. Two years must be at the journey level or higher.


Special Requirements/Conditions:

License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Note: Candidates with an out of state license may apply and go through recruitment and examination process, however verification of California License must be provided at time of appointment. Water Treatment Operator Level 1 or 2 Certificate issued by the State of California will be required within the first eighteen months of employment.

Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.

Special Working Conditions: Confined workspaces such as crawl spaces and plumbing accesses; heights such as a 50-foot water tank; exposure to variable weather conditions and sudden temperature and humidity changes, allergens such as dust, noise, strong unpleasant odors and fumes, toxic substances and chemical irritants; and the possibility of exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.

Other Special Requirements: This position may work irregular hours and be assigned on-call duty.


Bargaining Unit: 41

EEOC Job Category: 07

Occupational Grouping: 36

Worker's Comp Code: 1160