General Maintenance Worker - Plumbing

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General Maintenance Worker - Plumbing
Where: Poolesville, MD (NIH)
Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Wage: $29.58/hr.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and a robust wellness program
Work Schedule: Variable Shifts
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Skookum is seeking dedicated General Maintenance Worker with plumbing expertise. This individual will provide repairs and maintenance using all trades (HVAC, electrical & plumbing) on a wide variety of building equipment and systems according to established company standards, while providing the customer with a high-quality experience.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
  • Install, inspect, maintain, and repair plumbing, potable and non-potable water, heating, gas, steam, hot water, and chilled water systems and their associated equipment, components, fittings, piping, etc.
  • Remove blockage from drain lines, sewers, floor drains, fan coil/air handling units, storm drainage systems, etc.
  • Dismantles, insulates, and replaces components.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Adhere to all code requirements during installations, repairs and maintenance.
  • Perform a variety of tasks, to include but not limited to painting, minor roof and siding repair, plumbing repair, minor road repair, minor electrical work, etc.
  • Observes all safety precautions in performing work duties to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.

  • Three (3) years of relevant Plumbing experience required, preferably in a commercial/industrial setting.
  • Current certification in back-flow prevention preferred, must be able to obtain if selected for position
  • Maryland Journeyman Plumber License preferred.
  • Welding certification preferred, must be able to obtain if selected for position.
  • Thorough knowledge of plumbing/pipefitting including: ability to read blueprints, safety and plumbing codes, different grades and types of pipe, different piping systems, plumbing fixtures, and tools of the trade.

Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 70 lbs.
  • Must have good manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance.
  • Must be able to reach, kneel, walk, stand and use repetitive motion for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to work in a variety of different environments, including inclement weather and high man lifts.

  • Valid Driver's license required. Must be able to obtain and maintain approval to operate a vehicle by Skookum's insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable security clearances and installation access.

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