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Requisition Number 17-0093
Post Date 4/27/2017
Title Plumber Assistant
City New Orleans
State LA

A Plumber Assistant assists the Plumber in fulfilling the needs of the hotel.

Essential Functions
To perform the Plumber Assistant position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
•  Disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe

•  Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other support

•  Mount brackets and hangers on walls and ceilings to hold pipes, and set sleeves or inserts to provide support for pipes

•  Cut pipe and lift up to fitters

•  Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools

•  Requisition tools and equipment, select type and size of pipe and collect and transport materials and equipment to work site

•  Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes

•  Clean shop, work area and machines using solvent and rags

•  Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters; locate, repair or remove leaking or broken pipes

•  Assist pipe fitters in the layout, assembly and installation of piping for air, ammonia, gas and water systems

•  Clean and renew steam traps

•  Immerse pipe in chemical solution to remove dirt, oil and scale

•  Fill pipes with sand or resin to prevent distortion and hold pipes during bending and installation

•  Other duties as assigned


To perform the Plumber Assistant position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments

Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to the ideas of others; try new things

Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics

Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others

Oral Communication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings

Team Work - Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to the views of others; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support team’s efforts to succeed; recognize accomplishments of other team members

Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammatical errors; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information

Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of others; inspire respect and trust; accept feedback from others; give appropriate recognition to others

Ethics - Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; uphold organizational values

Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; support organizational goals and values; benefit hotel through outside activities; respect diversity

Attendance and Punctuality - Consistently arrive to work on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

Dependability - Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan

Initiative - Volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities

Judgment - Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions

Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcomes obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; take calculated risks to accomplish goals

Planning and Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans

Professionalism - Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments

Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibility of the Plumber Assistant position:

Language Ability
•  Effective communicate and interact with people from diverse backgrounds

•  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

•  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

•  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of hotel

Math Ability
•  Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

•  Compute rate, ratio and percent

• Draw and interpret bar graphs

Reasoning Ability
•  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

•  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

Work Environment
•  Frequent exposure working near moving mechanical parts

•  Occassionally exposed to vibration

•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical Demands
•  Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

•  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

•  Regularly stand, walk and talk or hear

•  Frequently use hands to fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell

•  Occasionally sit

•  Physically able to work in confined spaces

•  Safely navigate mulitple flights of stairs

Position Status and Availability
•  A full-time, morning (AM) shift, Monday - Sunday including holidays.

Education and Experience
•  A High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

•  One (1) year of related experience

•  Must have basic knowledge of plumbing

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