Plumbing Foreman Duties
This is skilled supervisory work in directing the installation,
modification, and repair of plumbing and related systems,
equipment, and fixtures.
This individual is responsible for planning, laying out,
participating in, and supervising plumbing work on job sites and
in the shop. The employee works with considerable independence
except on large construction and modification projects, where
some technical supervision is provided. Work assignments for
maintenance and repair are received by written job requests or
emergency call. Work is reviewed primarily by users of equipment
and systems through observation and conferences while projects
are in progress and upon completion. Construction and remodeling
work is reviewed for compliance with specifications and building
codes. Work is performed under general direction of an
administrative superior who is subject to periodic review.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and lays out work from oral and written instructions;
assigns and supervises the work of plumbing personnel engaged in
the installation, repair, and maintenance of water, air, gas,
sewer, steam, and hot water heating and distribution systems;
supervises and inspects the installation and repair of plumbing
pipes, sinks, traps, valves, faucets, vents, pumps, and similar
equipment, fixtures, and apparatus.
Responsible for the installation, repair, maintenance and record
keeping of boilers and pressure vessels so they meet the state
of Georgia codes.
Responsible for the operation of a natural gas master meter
system, which includes installation, repair, maintenance and
record keeping to meet Federal regulations.
Estimates job labor and materials costs; maintains job and cost
records; requisitions materials, supplies, and equipment.
Conducts regular inspections of work in progress and on
completion; participates in the more complex plumbing tasks.
Confers with officials on proposed plumbing projects and makes
Recruits and trains skilled and trades helper personnel.
Establishes safety and work performance standards for
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and
5 years of related experience and considerable experience as a
journeyman plumber, including some supervisory experience; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, tools,
and equipment of the plumbing trade.
Thorough knowledge of the prevailing codes of the plumbing
Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the
Ability to supervise the work of skilled and semi-skilled
Ability to analyze defects in plumbing equipment and to
determine necessary repairs.
Ability to read and interpret blue prints and to lay out work
from prints, rough plans, sketches, drawings, and broken parts.
Ability to make estimates of labor and materials needed for
Ability to maintain good working relationships with personnel of
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and
Skill in the use and care of the standard tools and equipment of
the plumbing trade.