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Lead Plumber

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/07/23

Job Description

Lead Plumber

Job No: 525434
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Temporary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Lead Plumber works with and oversees a small group or crew of skilled Plumbers and semi-skilled assistants involved in completing the work assigned to the plumbing shop. The Lead Plumber performs all tasks generally done by a Plumber but has additional responsibilities of providing lead work direction to several journey-level crafts workers and semi-skilled assistants, laying out and coordinating the workflow for jobs, preparing materials lists and ordering supplies for jobs, and has ancillary lead work and project planning responsibilities.
Key Responsibilities

  • Performs the following: installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and systems. Replaces and repairs plumbing systems, fixtures for water, gas, oil, and sewage systems. Coordinates annual fire extinguisher certification. Prepares budget for fire extinguisher contractors. Performs fire extinguisher replacement as needed. Works on fire/sprinkler systems. May perform work on campus swimming pools, ponds, lab utilities. In absence of the Supervising Plumber, supervises and instructs a small crew of journey level Plumbers and semi-skilled workers.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and inspects the work for projects; reads plans and drawing and assists in planning the work; performs research and prepares reports on costs related to projects and work; prepares list of materials and make recommendations; prepares work schedules and may coordinate the work of other crafts related to the projects. May prepare drawings and estimates related to work and for plumbing equipment and systems. Acts as mentor for Apprentice Plumber.
  • Coordinates and assign work for Preventive Maintenance; identify trouble areas in plumbing systems on campus and make recommendations; instruct the crew on correct techniques, regulations, and codes; instruct the crew on safety practices and assure safety regulations and rules are observed. Supervise the maintenance of the Plumbing Shop; assure shop cleanliness and maintenance of all related equipment.
  • Perform entries on computer for time and material using the Facilities Management work order system; submit work orders and schedule same; maintain jobs records and prepare reports; assist with performance evaluations and make recommendations to supervisor; maintain inventory, order supplies and materials and prepare related repots; assists supervisor with miscellaneous administrative functions.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the Uniform Plumbing Code. In addition to the abilities required of a Plumber, the Lead Plumber must be able to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers. Provide direction on the interpretation and use of blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications to the work crew. Accurately estimate costs, supplies and materials needed for jobs and projects. Prepare materials lists; ensure work is performed in sequence; inspect and assess work to ensure it meets requirements and specifications. Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Maintain computerized maintenance management systems and records and prepare more complex reports.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma and one to two years of experience as a journey-level plumber that included work coordination responsibilities required.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license. City of Long Beach Health Department certificate for Limited Backflow Prevention Device Tester, highly desirable or must be obtained within six (6) months of hiring date.

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Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,464 - $8,196 per month

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.


It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Mar 19, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.