City of Tampa

Building Maintenance Plumber I (#641100) 026

$25.32-$36.04 Hourly / $4,388.80-$6,246.93 Monthly / $52,665.60-$74,963.20 Yearly


This is semi-skilled and skilled plumbing work in connection with general maintenance and repair in city buildings and related facilities and the occasional limited construction of buildings and facilities.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing skilled plumbing installation, maintenance and repair work on equipment in city buildings and facilities. Under general supervision, employees receive instructions either orally or in writing, sometimes in the form of sketches and blueprints. Work is of average difficulty requiring the exercise of some initiative and independent judgment in maintaining, repairing, servicing, and installing water, sewer and water heating systems and fixtures. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through inspection, observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs plumbing work in city buildings, facilities and plants; installs new plumbing, such as pipes, valves, drains, basins, faucets, lavatories, sinks, drinking fountains, water heaters, and a wide variety of other fixtures and equipment; does necessary layout and design.

Inspects plumbing systems to determine cause of malfunctions; reviews building plans or working drawings to determine locations.

Repairs and replaces sewer lines, including excavating, preparing layout to ensure proper elevation, shoring, and backfill for PVC, ductile, cast iron, and clay sewer lines.

Repairs plumbing, including fixtures and pipelines; renews washers and valves; uses cable snake and water jet equipment to clean out stoppages in building sewer lines; rebuilds and replaces toilet components, including sloan flush valves, bladder tanks and fill valves, replaces wax rings, tank bolts; replaces flanges, re-grouts and replaces closet stops; repairs faucet leaks, replaces shower heads and valves.

Cuts and threads pipes, using pipe cutters, threading machines, and reamers; locates and marks positions of pipe and passage holes for pipe elbows using rulers, level and plumb bob; cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and fittings, using hand and power tools; mends burst pipes.

Maintains and repairs lift and pump station systems as required; installs sump pumps, domestic water pumps, grease traps, etc.  

Works with tradesworkers, HVAC mechanics and electricians involved in performing renovations of offices and work sites requiring plumbing installation, maintenance and repair work; may help with general maintenance work on city buildings and facilities as required; checks electrical panels on lift stations, replaces fuses and breakers, installs new electrical wires on water heaters; installs vent pipes through roofs, in and under cabinets, etc.

Operates and maintains motor vehicle; maintains tools and equipment used in plumbing work; consults with lead plumber concerning questions on methods, materials and procedures; uses protective equipment when working in hazardous conditions; makes estimates of time and materials required for plumbing jobs; keeps records and files daily work reports.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles, practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in plumbing installation, maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Some knowledge of: municipal and national plumbing codes; basic records keeping.

Ability to: read, interpret, and work from technical sketches, blueprints, and oral and written instructions; determine materials needed and estimate job time; locate, define and repair defects in plumbing facilities and equipment; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; plan, layout, install, alter, repair, and maintain a variety of plumbing systems and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; operates light and medium size motor vehicles, including trucks; work in confined spaces.

Skill in: use and care of plumbing tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of experience in plumbing installation, maintenance and repair work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: valid State of Florida driver’s license; a Florida Commercial driver’s license might be required.

CLASS: 641100; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;