Journeyman Plumber

Up A Creek Plumbing L.L.C.
Salem, Oregon

Journeyman Plumber


The Plumber is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential buildings.


The Plumber reports to the General Manager and will install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems and fixtures in residential buildings. The Plumber reads blueprints, drawings, and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems, water supply systems, and waste and drainage systems. The Plumber will then plan, install, and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment, and controls. These piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, or gases.

Plumbers work in cooperation with other trades and laborers to ensure that all specifications, legislation, and policies are met and to ensure efficient completion of any project. Providing adequate services will ensure that all water supply systems and waste and drainage systems are installed, repaired, and maintained to meet all standards of building codes and safety.


1. Install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems and components

            Main Activities:

  • Review building plans and specifications to determine the layout for plumbing and related materials
  • Identify required tools and special equipment
  • Select the type and size of pipe required
  • Locate and mark positions for connections and fixtures
  • Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures, and equipment
  • Assemble and install valves and fittings
  • Install, repair, and maintain water treatment equipment, piping, and controls
  • Install, repair, and maintain sinks, tubs, and toilets
  • Install, repair, and maintain water heaters and conditioners
  • Install, repair, and maintain plumbing fixtures, appliances, and trim
  • Test pipe systems and fixtures for leaks

2. Maintain all building codes, installation requirements, and relevant legislation

            Main Activities:

  • Perform scheduled maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures
  • Apply all codes to installations, repairs, and maintenance
  • Ensure all requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems and fixtures are met
  • Ensure all installations, repairs, and maintenance are properly sized, aligned, supported, and graded
  • Ensure all installations, repairs, and maintenance meet the requirements of the appropriate codes

3. Maintain a safe and efficient work environment

            Main Activities:

  • Maintain van stock materials, tools, and equipment
  • Keep interior of van clean and organized
  • Practice safe housekeeping practices on job sites

4. Maintain a professional appearance

            Main Activities:

  • Keep the outside of company vehicles washed regularly
  • Practice required dress code as outlined in employee handbook

 5. Perform other related duties as required



The Plumber must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • water distribution and waste disposal in residential buildings
  • relevant building codes, legislation, regulations, policies and procedures, installation, and maintenance
  • an understanding of the economic, cultural, and political environment


The Plumber must demonstrate the following skills:

  • ability to work extended hours alone
  • ability to work cooperatively with others
  • team building skills
  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • effective verbal, presentation, and listening communication skills
  • effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • effective written communication skills
  • highly proficient level of computer skills
  • stress management skills
  • excellent time management skills


The Plumber must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their plumbing duties. The Plumber must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • be honest and trustworthy
  • be respectful
  • be flexible
  • demonstrate sound work ethics
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

The Plumber must possess and maintain an Oregon Journeyman Plumber license.


Physical Demands:

The Plumber may spend long hours outside and in awkward positions which can cause physical discomfort and strain. The Plumber will be lifting and adjusting heavy objects and will come in contact with sharp, hot and/or cold supplies and equipment. The Plumber must maintain safety procedures at all times to avoid injury. Plumbers may also come in contact with potential poisons and gases that could cause injury or illness.

Environmental Conditions:

The Plumber may work in busy constructions sights with a variety of other trades and laborers or may spend long hours working alone. The Plumber may work in awkward environments and will have to carry all required equipment and supplies.

Sensory Demands:

Sensory demands include exposure to the smells associated with sewer and water, exposure to the sounds associated with power tools, and exposure to dust and other debris associated with the use of power tools and construction sites, all of which can cause sensory strain, including headaches.

Mental Demands:

The Plumber will need to concentrate in busy job sites. They will be ordering equipment and supplies, and working in cooperation with other trades and laborers. The Plumber may be called out at odd hours or have to work long hours in cases of emergency maintenance and repairs.

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