Plumber - Nebraska State Penitentiary
State of Nebraska

Job Info

Pay increase effective November 8, 2021!

JOB STABILITY and BENEFITS! For additional information call 402-471-3161. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please call 402-479-5812.

Location of position: NE State Penitentiary, 4201 S. 14 Street, Lincoln, NE

Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Examples of Work
Installs, alters, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains pipe systems designed to conduct flow of hot and cold water, sewage, gas, steam, air, oil, and fire suppression systems. Installs and maintains pipe systems located above, under, and on the ground; in, on, and between walls, floors, and ceilings. Installs, alters, repairs, and maintains plumbing fixtures such as heating devices, sinks, lavatories, toilets, tubs, showers, water heaters, faucets, drains, hydrants, water coolers, and laundry and kitchen equipment. Installs, alters, repairs, and maintains devices such as traps, vents, drains, siphons, and pumps integral to plumbing systems, meter fittings, couplings, and unions. Installs, alters, repairs, and maintains fire protection sprinkler systems, water treatment plants, and sewage plants. Adjusts and repairs steam pumps and regulators, water pumps and heaters, air compressors, and fuel storage tanks and pumping systems. Fits valves, couplings, shock arrestors, and other fittings to pipe sections; adjusts connections and pipe circuitry to correct such conditions as air lock, water hammer, expansion, contraction, and friction. Performs preventative maintenance inspections of plumbing fixtures and systems, and initiates work orders to prevent breakdowns and to correct deficiencies. Cleans, repairs, and maintains all tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade. Sketches plumbing layouts, reads and interprets blueprints and specifications, and determines dimensions and quantities of materials required to complete a job. Estimates time, cost, and materials required for the completion of work orders, and requisitions materials as necessary. Advises in the selection, ordering and storage of plumbing materials, equipment, and hardware. Instructs helpers in plumbing work; conducts informal apprenticeship training.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Training and experience in the plumbing trade.

OTHER: Must be willing to be on call 4-5 times throughout the year. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid Nebraska Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the practices, materials, tools, equipment, and techniques of the plumbing trade; the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the plumbing trade; preventative maintenance on plumbing systems.

Ability to: read and interpret blueprints, sketches, layout designs, and specifications; use/operate and care for the tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade; understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Skill in: the appropriate and efficient installation and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems.

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