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Maintenance Plumber

Salary: $20.17-$24.62 hourly / $3,508-$4,282 monthly / Range: 5356

DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs skilled plumbing work in the maintenance, repair, and installation of gas, water, sewer lift stations, water wells, and irrigation; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this job class perform skilled plumbing work in the upkeep of County facilities and equipment. It is distinguished from the Building Maintenance Worker series by the latter's regular assignment to perform varied duties relating to the maintenance and repair of County buildings. It is further distinguished from the Park Maintenance Worker class by its emphasis on perform skilled journey-level plumbing, while the latter performs a wide variety of general maintenance and construction tasks.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Installs and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures; operates and maintains pumps and water treatment systems, hot and cold water systems and similar components, water wells, and irrigation fixtures; maintains and repairs water sprinklers, irrigation systems, sewer lift stations, and water wells; tests completed work and makes necessary adjustments; makes periodic inspections of systems for safe and efficient operation; estimates material, labor, and total costs of repair and installation jobs; makes reports of time and materials required to repair and maintain equipment; maintains records of systems operations; may supervise helpers on major installations and repair jobs.


1. One year of experience performing journey level plumbing; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Building Maintenance Worker II with Santa Barbara County that included responsibility for skilled plumbing; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required. Certification on backflow prevention device tester may be required, depending upon the job vacancy.

Knowledge of: water and gas installation; maintenance and repair methods, tools, materials and equipment used in plumbing maintenance, repair, and construction work; safety procedures, requirements, and equipment.

Ability to: trace and analyze causes of plumbing, irrigation, water well, and sewer lift station problems and make repairs; read, interpret, and work from blueprints; prepare rough sketches of work and estimates of materials and labor; work cooperatively with others; speak and write clearly.

Some positions may require knowledge of water wells, sewer lift stations, and irrigation systems.

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