Utility Piping Specialist, Lead Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
and participates in the installation, repair, and maintenance of
utility distribution systems, including the performance of complex
and precision work related to utility piping and other distribution
systems. Performs precision welding techniques in the design,
layout, fabrication, joining, and repair of metals, piping, and
pressure vessels consistent with journey level skills.
a specialized and highly skilled journey level classification and is
the second in a series of two classifications. Working conditions
include inadequate lighting, extreme noise, dirty environment,
restricted movement, extreme temperatures, hazardous materials, and
lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 100 pounds.
Examples of Duties:
- Assigns and participates in the installation, inspection,
and maintenance of chilled water, steam and condensate return,
water, gas, sewers, and other piping systems as related to the
production and distribution of utilities.
- Initiates corrective action to secure satisfactory standards
and timely project completion.
- Directs and schedules the work of other Utility Piping
Specialists and coordinates projects with other trades.
- Inspects joints, valves, pumps, boilers, and other utility
mechanical system components to locate malfunctions, repairs or
replacements as necessary.
- Designs, fabricates, joins, and or repairs equipment,
piping, and various types of metals and structures using
oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, MIG and TIG welding techniques.
- Develops and studies plans, drawings, specifications, and
work orders to determine work requirements and sequence of
repairs or replacement as requires.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in applying welding
standards as defined by current trade practice. Examples include
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) or American
Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
- Knowledge of the mechanical operation of equipment such as
pumps, boilers, cooling towers, and chillers.
- Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to
the plumbing and welding trades.
- Knowledge of applicable codes.
- Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of
utility piping systems.
- Skill in the design, fabrication, joining, and repair of
metals, piping, equipment, and structures.
- Skill in estimating time and material requirements for work
- Skill in leading the work of others.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
years of plumbing and/or mechanical pipefitting systems experience;
OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from
which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been
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