Plumber Journeyman

in Altoona, PA

Plumber Journeyman Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Organization

    UPMC Altoona

  • Department


  • Job Category

    Maintenance & Facilities

  • Job Location

    Altoona, PA, US

  • Job Type

    Full-Time - Regular

  • Schedule

    6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Shift

    Day Job

  • Salary

    0 - 0 / HOUR

  • Remote



Full Time - Day with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  6/26/2019

Maintain, repair and install plumbing equipment in the hospital buildings.


  • Assists in snow removal duties.
  • Assists in training apprentice plumbers.
  • Assists master and carries out duties related to plumbing, heating, and cooling piping systems.
  • Available for on call. Could be scheduled for off shifts and rotation as needed.
  • Complies with all safety codes whether Federal, State, or local; maintains a safe work environment.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Installs sanitary drainage, storm water, and potable water systems..
  • Maintains good relations with other members of the crew, other crews, and all other departments so that work is performed in a harmonious manner.
  • Maintains shop area in safe and orderly appearance.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and periodic testing of fire protection systems such as fire pumps, dry pipe systems, chemical suppression systems, fire hydrants, post indicator valves, backflow preventers, etc.
  • Repairs toilets, sinks and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Responsible for the completion of all service work order assignments in a timely fashion.


  • High school graduate or equivalent, preferably a graduate from a vocational school
  • Valid PA drivers license required. 
  • Journeyman plumbers must have six years experience in plumbing with a professional contractor or as a maintenance mechanic with an organization such as another hospital, school district, etc.  
  • In addition, must have a current City of Altoona Journeyman Plumbing License.  
  • Priority will be given to candidates with Hospital or nursing home experience and medical gas brazer certification. 
  • High pressure steam boiler experience as well as backflow preventer testing certification are a plus.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Driver's License
  • Journeyman Plumber

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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