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PLUMBER - 40000151

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit


General Services 

DATE POSTED:            

January 09, 2019

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled





POSITION NUMBER:            






Will work under leadership of the Building Supervisor to perform various tasks around the building from repairing a leaking fixture to major equipment repairs. Will serve as the second team member to offer support and assistance performing preventive maintenance to assorted equipment through-out the county and prepares detailed reports of findings and solution to the Building Supervisor. Responsible for safe sanitary and fully functioning facilities for the staff, customers and occupants of the buildings. 


It is necessary to work overtime and on-call.  Work also includes unrelated building maintenance tasks and duties assigned by the supervisor or the Director of General Services. 


Primary work station will be at the Durham County Detention Center and be comfortable working in and around inmates and secure lock backed areas and confined spaces with secondary responsibility for assisting at the Court House and Human Services.




Skills based in the commercial plumbing trade. Knowledge of commercial plumbing building codes is essential. General knowledge of common building and construction practices, tools, terminology and safe working practices for building maintenance is essential. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, be able to read floor plans and coordinate work with outside and internal contractors. The ability to estimate needed materials and the time required for various jobs.  Plumbing work includes both interior and exterior plumbing issues such as but not limited to drains, valves, hot water heaters, sinks, toilets, urinals, showers, drinking fountains, pumps, sewage pipes, etc.  Assist with snow removal and function as an essential employee to the County.  Experience working outdoors in inclement weather conditions. The ability to assist other skilled trades when needed. Ability to pick up, hold and carry up to 50 (fifty) pounds.




Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and two years of plumbing experience.


Requires a valid Plumbing License (P-1 class or higher) issued by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors and a valid NC driver's license with a three year acceptable driving record.  Must obtain a valid Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician License (FS-M-1 Class) issued by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors within one year of employment and or 2000 hours full time employment.




Completion of trade school, associate’s degree and 3 years of work experience in the commercial sector or high school graduation with 5 years of commercial construction, or maintenance services preferred.


Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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