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Master Plumber

Job Details

Hiring Organization ABM – Facility Services
Post Name Master Plumber
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77039

Job Description

The Lead or Master Plumber performs advanced (senior-level) installation, maintenance, and repair work of plumbing systems and components. He or She supervises, leads and coordinates, and participates in the maintenance and repair of other maintenance, operation, and repair of other FOM systems and fixtures. 

Primarily, hands-on work involves assembling, installing, or repairing pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, and/or draining systems. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 


  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Oversees and performs moderately technical and preventative maintenance tasks on all plumbing equipment.
  • Performs troubleshooting and maintenance procedures needed to keep all plumbing equipment operating in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Trains and monitors the work of assigned employees on plumbing and other maintenance and repair assignments; oversee and schedule the work of the contracted vendors for outsourced services; and inspects finished product.
  • Assembles pipe sections, tubing, or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
  • Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances, or fixtures using hand or power tools.
  • Installs energy-efficient and water-conserving equipment and alternative water sources.
  • Locates and marks the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures.
  • Measures, cuts, threads, or bends pipe to required angles using hand or power tools or machines.
  • Welds small pipes or special piping using specialized techniques, equipment, or materials.
  • Inspects structures to assess material or equipment needs, establish the sequence of pipe installations, or plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.
  • Develops plans, materials and equipment specifications, and estimates for plumbing-related projects.
  • Prepares requisition orders for spot purchase of necessary materials and maintains inventory records of materials and supplies.  Makes estimates related to time, materials, and/or labor costs for repair jobs or project plans.
  • Prepares and completes appropriate documents, work orders, and reports to include but not limited to documenting the length of time spent on each job, materials used and describing work completed. 
  • Develops plumbing activity and repair standard operating procedures.
  • Conducts annual Backflow/RPZ inspections and testing.
  • May travel to remote agency facilities to accomplish repair, renovation, or restoration tasks as assigned.
  • May work hours beyond and other than normal work hours including holidays and weekends as needed.  May work other than normal hours to accomplish special projects or respond to off-hours maintenance emergencies as needed.
  • Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Documents all plumbing service, repair, and maintenance activities as required by code.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Lead Responsibilities                                                 

Leads assigned subordinates a total of up to 5 employees in the FOM Dept. Is responsible for the overall direction, and coordination of these FTEs. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include motivating and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing challenges and resolving problems.

General Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education – High School Diploma/equivalent.
  • Formal Trades Technical College (4 years) and Formal Apprenticeship or equivalent combination of education and (12,000 hours) experience.
  • Experience – Minimum of six (6) year experience (12,000 hrs) repairing and maintaining plumbing systems.

Licensure and/or Certification – Current Master Plumbing License issued by Authority Having Jurisdiction or Governing Agency.  If driving is required, one must possess a valid driver’s license from the state of residence.

Other Qualifications                                                  

Credentials related to fire sprinklers and other fire suppression systems are a plus

Regulatory Knowledge 

Working knowledge of plumbing systems.  Master-level understanding of plumbing codes, working knowledge of building codes such as Fire Codes, Americans with Disabilities Act, etc., or ability to learn how they apply to facilities.  The ability to rapidly assimilate information related to all local, state, and federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Maintenance Knowledge

Skill in the use of hand and power tools and equipment to accomplish plumbing tasks involved in the maintenance, repair, dismantling, construction, refresh, and remodeling of the building structures. 

Ability to learn a variety of processes, procedures, methods, various standard materials, and supplies applicable to constructing, remodeling, maintaining, and repairing office buildings and other structures.

Ability to learn procedures for and to operate equipment (jackhammers, etc.) safely and effectively.  Ability to learn and effectively apply procedures for maintaining and making minor repairs to tools, equipment, and machinery.  Work safely and effectively in construction environments involving heavy dust, dirt, noise, moving equipment, and other adverse factors. 

Ability to apply proper methods, techniques, and procedures in accomplishing a wide variety of repair, renovation, and construction projects. Understanding of basic mathematics, calculations, blueprints, schematics, charts, and symbols appropriate to the trade.

About Us

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and over 130,000 employees in 300+ offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations.
ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions, and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions.
ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban, and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants, and airports.
The Company may require that the successful candidate hired for this position be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, if and to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company will make exceptions for medical, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other legally required exceptions. ABM is an EOE/AA (M/F/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation)

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