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Company: City of Somerville
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

DUTIES:Installs and repairs water pipes and makes necessary connections; maintains plumbing systems; repairs and replaces defective and leaky water and drainpipes; repairs and replaces valves, faucets, sinks, bubblers, tanks, and fixtures; replaces gaskets, washers; opens clogged drains; attaches pipes assemblies to walls; assembles, bolts, or solders valves, couplings, pipe sections and other parts; connects plumbing fixtures to outlets and seals connections. performs other manual duties related to plumbing work. performs other duties as required.QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have ability to receive and interpret written and oral instructions from superintendent or commissioner of public works.
  • Must be in good health and dependable.
  • Must have ability to use tools of trade in workmanlike manner.
  • Must have a master plumber's license.
  • Must have a journeyman's plumbing license.
  • Must have current valid Massachusetts Class III driver's license.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work requires agility and physical strength, ability to function in close quarters, and is subject to outside environmental conditions, including wet, hot and cold weather. - Worker is subject to noise, vibrations, hazards and atmospheric conditions including fumes, dust and air contaminants. - Work requires some agility and physical strength, such as moving in, about or over rough terrain, or standing or walking most of the work period. -PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position's essential functions. -PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS, CON'T: -Physical Skills While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, crawl, sit, talk, move about, hear and speak. May be required to work in restricted spaces, from a prone position, and/or under difficult lighting and access conditions. Noise level may be high when operating power equipment. Employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions especially in emergency repair situations. - The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and greater than 50 pounds using appropriate equipment.Motor SkillsWhile performing the duties, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with City staff. The position also requires balancing, pushing, pulling, grasping and feeling to complete tasks.Visual SkillsSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is required to use properly use such safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.Hours: Full-Time
    Salary: $1,153.28 + $50 weekly
    Union: SMEA Unit B
    Requirements: This is a safety sensitive position. Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment physical/drug screen and driving history check. -
    Date Posted: December 6, 2022

    City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

    The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

    Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

    Benefits Somerville Offers

    • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) & for union positions this varies by contract
    • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
    • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
    • Vision care through the Vision Service Plan (VSP)
    • Long term disability through Sun Life
    • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
    • Flexible spending plans through Benefit Strategies
    • Deferred compensation through a choice of three vendors
    • Employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
    • Cancer screening & wellness release

    • Tuition reimbursement
    • MBTA pass program
    • FREE Blue Bikes membership
    • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

      Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville. This is not a binding contract, for any questions relating to benefits for specific union and non-union positions please contact the Human Resources department by calling (617) 625-6600 x 3300.

      COVID-19 Vaccination Required

      To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at .Powered by JazzHR

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