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Plumbing Specialist with Houston Astros in Houston, TX

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Specialist, Plumbing 
Department:                      Stadium Operations  
Supervisor:                         Sr. Director, Stadium Operations 
Classification:                   Full-time (Non-Exempt)
The Houston Astros are currently seeking an experienced Plumber to join our team. In this position, the Plumber will be responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the plumbing systems within Minute Maid Park. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Perform routine maintenance of plumbing systems with Minute Maid Park 
  • Adhere to current rules and regulations related to plumbing so that systems pass inspection the first time
  • Install and maintain plumbing systems
  • Read blueprints and drawings to determine exact specifications and where plumbing system will be installed
  • Determine water supply networks and waste drainage systems
  • Coordinate with project manager on installation
  • Install systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquid
  • Ensure legislation and policies are met and that systems are up to code
  • Ensure systems meet all standards of building codes and safety
  • Cut openings in structures in preparation for pipes
  • Select all materials needed for installation, including type and size of pipe
  • Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures and equipment
  • Assemble and install valves and fittings
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment
  • Install other plumbing equipment, such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, air conditioners, appliances, and trim.
  • Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle
  • Observe pressure gauges to fix leaks
  • Test pipe systems and fix leaks
  • Repair and maintain water treatment equipment
  • Perform scheduled maintenance
  • Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance are properly sized, aligned, supported and grade
  • Assist HVAC technician with Boiler Preventative Maintenance work
  • Manages inventory of readily available materials for plumbing work spare/replacement parts 

Education and/or Experience:
  • High School diploma or equivalent, Associate Degree preferred 
  • 5+ years’ technical and trade experience
  • Current plumbing license
  • In-depth knowledge of maintenance and repairs of plumbing systems
  • Understanding of the current regulations within the field
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills on a technical level
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and able to on an individual basis with effective time management skills
  • Keen eye for detail
Work Environment
This job operates in an office and stadium environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers, along with frequent operation of various tools and machinery. The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment.  This position will work in various weather conditions including, but not limited to, heat, cold, rain and sunny environments. 
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is a very active role. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision.  This role will include the following frequently: 
  • Heavy lifting, up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing/walking for extended periods of time 
  • Raising and Lowering of heavy objects and equipment, with and with assistance 
  • Carrying and/or transporting heavy objects, usually by hand, arm, or shoulder
  • Pushing, pulling, and exerting force to complete task and assignments 
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including; extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 
Rare travel maybe expected in this role. 
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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