Job Description

Job Title: Plumber/Mechanic
Job ID: 682317
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Plant Maint Int Systems
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Performs inspections, installations, repairs and replacements of equipment and components, i.e., pipes, fittings and plumbing, in order to maintain the heating, water, gas and drainage also to include electrical, electronic and solid state components and controls associated with the building in accordance with diagrams, plans, operation manuals and manufacturer's specifications.

Position is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with occasional second shift required.

  • Ability to resolve routine problems and refer difficult or unusual problems to the Assistant Director. 
  • Ability to work with hand tools, making pipe connections and assembling plumbing fixtures and supplies.
  • Ability to understand and comply with oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. 
  • Analytical skills necessary to perform electrical, electronic and solid state circuit testing of a variety of electrically operated mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to resolve routine problems and refer difficult or unusual problems to the Manager. 
  • Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria as shown in blueprints and installation instructions.
  • Assembles various types of equipment as specified by the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Assists other crafts in completing their duties.
  • Changes nitrogen, oxygen and compressed air bottles.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits.
  • Documents work functions for regulatory agencies through the Preventive Maintenance program.
  • Initiates and Completes work tickets with the appropriate information.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and cooperate with various levels of Hospital personnel, physicians and patients to complete work in occupied areas in a tactful and courteous manner. 
  • Ability to make comparisons and discriminations when cutting, threading and fitting pipe connections.
  • Makes minor electrical repairs and adjustments.
  • Orders necessary parts and material through established procedures.
  • Oversees other trades (ex: Electrical, HVAC, Carpenter, etc.) when assigned to assist.
  • Performs a variety of plumbing, which involves repairing, cleaning or replacing valves, lines, fittings or fixtures.
  • Performs steam fitting, which entails replacing or repairing steam valves, traps, lines and radiators.
  • Provides and maintains the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Removes and installs new and existing equipment as directed.
  • Removes and replaces walls, partitions and other building parts when necessary to make repairs.
  • Repairs and maintains mechanical and electrical equipment such as, but not limited to, beds, bed controls, sweepers, buffers, plumbing fixtures, sterilizers, kitchen equipment (lighting, waterline strainers, filters), pumps and pneumatic tube system.
  • Repairs electrical components, which are associated with, or a part of a mechanical assembly.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Updates plans and drawings as required to reflect work carried out.


  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through high school and a technical school OR two years mechanical experience in order to: Acquire a through knowledge of maintenance procedures;  acquire a working knowledge of hospital mechanical equipment and building systems; acquire suitable mechanical analytical skills. 
  • Work experience in a health care environment is preferred. 
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit. 
  • This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. 
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the departments policy and procedures. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Plumber with Allegheny County
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Plumber

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

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