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Plumber Journeyman


Plumber Journeyman

Fulltime - 2nd shift


Posted: Oct 29, 2021


Maintain, repair and install plumbing equipment in the hospital buildings.



  • Assists in training apprentice plumbers.
  • Available for on call. Could be scheduled for off shifts and rotation as needed.
  • Repairs toilets, sinks and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Installs sanitary drainage, storm water, and potable water systems..
  • Assists in snow removal duties.
  • Maintains shop area in safe and orderly appearance.
  • Responsible for the completion of all service work order assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and periodic testing of fire protection systems such as fire pumps, dry pipe systems, chemical suppression systems, fire hydrants, post indicator valves, backflow preventers, etc.
  • Maintains good relations with other members of the crew, other crews, and all other departments so that work is performed in a harmonious manner.
  • Complies with all safety codes whether Federal, State, or local; maintains a safe work environment.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Carries out duties related to plumbing, heating, and cooling piping systems.



Education and Formal Training Required:

High school graduate or equivalent, preferably a graduate from a vocational school; valid PA driver's license required.

Experience Required:

Journeyman plumbers must have six years' experience in plumbing with a professional contractor or as a maintenance mechanic with an organization such as another hospital, school district, etc. In addition, must have a current City of Altoona journeyman's plumbing license. Priority will be given to candidates with Hospital or nursing home experience and medical gas brazer certification. High pressure steam boiler experience as well as backflow preventer testing certification are a plus.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Driver's License
  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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