September 01, 2016


Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Boston, MA

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  • Company
    Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
  • Location
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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  • Hours/Week

Job Description


Under general supervision, plumbing includes the work and/or practice, materials, fixtures used in the installation, removal, maintenance, extension and alternative of a plumbing system of all piping fixtures, fixed appliances and appurtenances in connection with the following sanitary drainage on storm drainage facilities, special wastes, the venting system and the public or private water supply systems. Working knowledge of chilled water and hot water supply and returns is also mandatory. Perform routine maintenance and to restore alarms and emergency calls related to mechanical systems and utilities including life support systems such as: oxygen, medical air and vacuum.


1) Responds to emergency and trouble calls throughout the hospital.

2) Installs and repairs plumbing throughout the campus including, but not limited to: piping valves, faucets, plumbing fixtures, drains.

3) May perform functions of a gas-fitter, steam-fitter and sprinkler-fitter.

4) Must be proficient in the assembly and installation of different plumbing materials such as but not limited to: iron, steel, glass, copper, and plastic.

5) Must be able to sort, solder, silver solder and caulk joints

6) Must be knowledgeable of threading tools.

7) Be able to install and maintain oxygen, vacuum and air systems.

8) Complete daily record of work completed.

9) a) Is subject to call anytime for emergencies. b) Respond to problems of all trades during off shift hours as required.

10) Regularly directs the work of plumbers assistant or apprentice.

11) To perform routine preventive maintenance tasks as assigned.

12) To respond to any emergency call or alarm and to repair the problem or make the appropriate referral.

13) To function as a work order coordinator, answering phones, dispatching calls, making work orders.

14) To monitor and/or operate the following systems, campus , satellites,& east mechanical/scientific alarms, Translogic tube systems, Honeywell building automation, Andover building automation, fire alarm system, and any other of our automated systems.

15) To accept responsibility as a charge person in the absence of a supervisor.

16) Performs special projects and other outside grounds duties as assigned.

17) Assists in Operations answering phones, dispatching calls, monitoring alarm systems, making temp/humidity adjustments via automation.

18) Responds to problems of all trades such as carpentry, locksmith, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC as needed.

19) Respond to keep the entry ways and exits open during weather events such as snow, by assisting with clearing and spreading snow melt.


1) Compliance with the Hospital and department rules on uniforms in addition to the Buildings & Grounds policy and procedure manual.

2) Exposure to hot and cold water, noxious odors, gases, dampness, hot and cold temperatures, and raw sewage. Occasionally (less than 15% of the time) must exert effort to lift over seventy pounds.

3) Subject to hazards from power tools, heat and eye strain from torches. However, observance of safety procedures minimizes risks.

4) The use of safety equipment such as: respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc. on specific job assignments.

5) a) Pass respirator clearance exam, b) along with compliance with Hospitals universal precaution rules.

6) Physical ability to stand lift, and bend and stoop throughout the work day. Occasionally (less than 15% of the time) must exert effort to lift over seventy pounds.


1) Completion of a three-year apprenticeship program in plumbing, b) one to two years of formal training as well.

2) Licensed as a journeyman plumber in Massachusetts.

3) Five years experience as a licensed journeyman plumber with a strong industrial background.


1) a) Ability to read and follow blueprints, b) knowledge of Massachusetts plumbing codes

2) Knowledge of general plumbing principles in order to troubleshoot the Hospitals plumbing system in response to emergency and routine problems.

3) a) Ability to coordinate work with other departments, b) available to work overtime, c) and ability to provide own hand tools.