Plumber/Pipe-fitter, Journeyman or Mechanic

James Craft and Son   Manchester, PA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on September 23, 2021

Plumber/Pipe-fitter- Journeyman or Mechanic

James CRAFT & Son, a well established Mechanical Contractor doing business throughout South Central Pennsylvania, has positions available for journeyman plumbers who have experience in the commercial and industrial plumbing industry.

Primary Purpose: To assemble, install and repair plumbing equipment, products and related systems.

Typical Duties:•Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines and pipe-bending machines.•Studying building plans and inspecting structures to assess material and equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around obstructions.•Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels.•Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.•Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, solvents, caulking, or soldering brazing and welding equipment.•Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances etc, using hand and power tools.•Direct working engaged in pipe cutting and preassembly and installation of plumbing systems and components.•Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.•Review blueprint and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.•Install underground storm, sanitary and water piping systems and extend piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to systems.•Install HVAC/Heating related materials, equipment and products.

Requirements:•Work within precise limits and standards of accuracy.•Perform a variety of duties which may change often.•Plan, lay-out fabricate, assemble, install and repair plumbing parts, products and equipment.•Utilize machining and lay-out techniques.•Use hand tools, power powers, machines and equipment.•Read and Interpret blueprint, sketches, or production specifications to determine sequence and methods of prefabrication and installation.•Lay-out and mark dimensions and reference lines on material using necessary tools.•Apply knowledge of shop mathematics and lay-out techniques.•Operate fabricating machines such as plasma cutter, punch press, threading machines and brazing and/or welding equipment•Inspect assemblies and installation for conformance to specifications.•Repair and maintain plumbing products and equipment.

Physical Requirements (must be able to):•Stand or walk for long periods of time•Use arms and hands to reach for, handle and manipulate objects•Lift and carry materials weighing 50 - 100 poundsClimb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other climbing devices•Carry tools and equipment•Work while in stooped, kneeling, crouched and crawling positions•Be able to see naturally or with correction•Weigh Less Then 350lbs in order to properly utilize equipment and PPE such as ladders and fall protection.•To safely perform designated tasks and while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as (but not limited to) safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots, hearing protection, fall protection, etc.

Additional Requirements:•A high school diploma or GEDCompletion of Plumbing •Apprenticeship or Trade School•Completion of On The Job Training Hours•Valid Plumbing License from a Major Municipality or a Valid State Issued Journeyman's Card•Valid drivers license or reliable transportation to shops and/or job sites•Able to work off hours and weekends as required

Environmental and Weather Conditions (must be able to):•Perform assigned tasks under all types of environmental and weather conditions including severe cold, extreme heat, wet or dry weather and high winds•Perform assigned tasks in noisy conditions, close proximity to moving mechanical parts, working in high, exposed levels as well as in cramped quarters with proper PPE•May be required to operate or work around power-actuated hand tools

*Employees will not be subject to hazardous conditions without proper safety equipment and training relative to work being done.

Job Type: Full-time

Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability (STD), Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and 401k with Employer Match, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO).