Akima Support Operations (ASO) provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.
Performs general plumbing and assorted duties necessary to maintain, repair, or upgrade all facilities and structures. Responsible for the equipment and tools necessary to perform such work.
Assemble, install, and repair pipe, fittings, and fixtures of hot and cold water and drainage systems. Service, maintain, install, and test fire hydrants.
The ability to perform both Fire Suppression and Backflow work.
Keeps supervisor apprised of unique situations and problems encountered.
Performs a variety of plumbing trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, or repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to plumbing code.
Cuts openings in walls, floors, or ceilings to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals such as iron, steel, copper, and lead, and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic by using power and hand tools.
Installs and/or repairs sinks, toilets, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, faucets and burst pipes. Opens clogged drains.
Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations. Inspects structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
Cuts and threads pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch, and threading machines. Bends pipe to required angle by use of bending machine or by hand.
Join pipe by use of threaded joints, flanges, fittings, solder, plastic solvent welds.
Fill pipe system with water/air and read pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking
Maintain and repair plumbing by performing such tasks as replacing washers in leaky faucets
Use pipe locators to locate, identify, and mark sewer, and natural gas systems to prevent damage.
Responsible for the timely reporting of accidents, injuries, and “near miss” and hazardous situations
Assist other trades and crafts personnel in their daily operations.
Works from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal and written instructions.
Ability to diagnose, test and maintain systems maintenance
Follows established safety procedures and utilizes safety protective equipment and clothing pertaining to particular trades or skills.
Ensures proper housekeeping practices are observed.
Performs other tasks as necessary an incidental to the required work as directed.
Work hours are subject to change, with overtime work as needed. Hours may vary.
On call required for emergency and after hours events.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Outdoors work is subject to temperature extremes and inclement weather conditions.
Work hours are subject to change, with overtime work as needed
Subject to hazards that may cause personal bodily harm; diseases, cuts, bruises, burns, common colds, influenza, dust odors and elevated noise levels
Tasks may be performed on uneven, inclines, hand and soft-carpeted floors, cement and surfaces.
8-15 years’ experience at Journeyman plumber level
High school diploma
Must be able to pass a pre-employment Drug Test
Valid state driver’s license
General knowledge of hand and power tools
Good verbal and written communication skills
May be on-call at times given surge or emergency requirements, with ability to respond to base emergency within 1- hour
All employees are required to war a mask while on shift.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester training certified.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair and Maintenance Training certified.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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