The Remote Journeyman Plumber maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, installs, remodels, or constructs industrial plumbing systems, various piping systems, hydronic heating systems, various air handling systems, envirovac toilet units, various pumps, and plumbing equipment. All duties are to be performed in accordance with NMS' mission, vision, and values.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Repairs and installs equipment and systems associated with remote envirovac stations including water and wastewater pumping, storage and distribution systems.
Repairs and maintains gas and diesel fired heating systems.
Repairs and maintains gas distribution systems, pressure devices and furnace appliances as well as kitchen, laundry and boiler room appliances.
Studies building plans and other materials to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.
Inspects structures to lay out proper work procedures.
Cuts, threads, bends, and installs or repairs a wide variety of pipes.
Assembles and installs valves, fittings, and various pipes.
Tests various systems for proper operation, assembly, or to diagnose problems.
May perform a variety of other duties required to maintain and operate commercial or industrial facilities.
May also be designated as a Remote Plumber I, II, or III.
May also be designated as a Remote Plumber in other areas as delegated.
Attends daily safety tool box meetings and is required to do job safety evaluations for each job.
Notify supervisor is safety and sanitation standards are not being met.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit's success also may be assigned.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Must have completed a formal training program relating to the plumbing industry.
Must have at least five (5) years' verifiable industrial plumbing experience which demonstrates knowledge of water distribution systems, wastewater systems, industrial high volume pumping equipment, gas distribution systems, pressure devices, gas heating systems and furnace appliances, appliances used in industrial kitchens, laundries, and boiler rooms, and the state plumbing codes.
Must be licensed to work as a Journeyman Plumber in the State of Alaska.
A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NMS' vehicle insurance policy.
Must pass all pre-employment contract requirements which may include but are not limited to: drug test, physical and fit for duty assessment and hearing test. Applicants not located near a testing facility are responsible for paying for travel to the nearest testing facility.
Must be able to cooperate and work as part of a team with fellow employees, customers and clients.
Must be able to make decisions in the moment with little to no supervision.
Must be able to be on your feet for 12 hours per shift for the scheduled rotation.
Must be able to live in dormitory style settings and meet cleanliness requirements of the remote camp.
Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.
Must meet and adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by the company and client.
**COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: The Company complies with all applicable federal, state, local and contract regulations and requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, compliance with any or all of the following that may be in effect: COVID-19 vaccination and/or weekly testing requirements, contract requirements, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard, CMS rule, and Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Should any of these requirements or regulations be in effect at time of hire, you will be required to provide your COVID-19 vaccine status, and acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing, depending on the regulation and/or policy applicable to your work location. **
CANDIDATES RESIDING OUTSIDE ANCHORAGE AREA:
Candidates residing in Alaska & the Lower 48 for any contract
: For the purposes of pre-employment testing, Anchorage will be considered the point of hire (with the exception of drug testing, which will be conducted near the candidate's place of residence). Employee is responsible for any travel expenses and needed accommodations related to pre−employment tasks that need to be completed in Anchorage, AK. This includes, but is not limited to, any safety training requirements, required pre−employment testing and/or training such as physical, DOT physical/medical card, fit for duty, audiogram, and/or other testing required by contract/company (NSTC, APICC training, security licensing requirements, etc.).
Candidates residing in Alaska for Alyeska Contract: pre-employment testing will be scheduled near the candidate's area of residence within the state. The only exception is when the candidate lives in a region without the necessary service providers to complete all requirements.
Flights to Remote Locations
: All employees are responsible for all expenses related to reporting to point of hire (Anchorage, AK) for scheduled trips paid for by the company for remote locations.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Weather: Indoor/Outdoor. Frequently exposed to arctic conditions.
Noise level: Moderate to Loud
Description of environment: This is a remote camp setting. Employees must constantly be able to stand, walk, climb, push, pull use hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Employees are occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
Travel: Must be able to travel by plane and/or bus to remote camps.
Physical requirements: Fit For Duty Test
Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to knuckle x2
Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist x 2
Lift: Lift 25 lbs. from floor to shoulders x 2
Carry: Carry 50 lbs. with two hands for a minimum distance of 25 feet.
Push: push horizontally with a peak force of 100 f-lbs. with two hands.
Pull: Pull horizontally with a peak force of 100 f-lbs. with two hands.
Stoop & Twist: Perform alternate cross over toe touches x 10 each side, self-paced but continuous.
Squat Test: Functionally squat x 10, self-paced but continuous.
Kneel: Kneel on one knee and stand. Return to kneel on opposite knee. Repeat alternate kneeling sequence x 10 for each knee, self-pace but continuous.
Stairs: Climb up and down 10 steps x 10 for a total of 100 steps,
Allow 30 second rest after climbing up and down each set of 50 steps, self-paced.
Stairs & Carry: Climb up and down 10 steps x 5 for a total of 50 steps while carrying 20 lbs. in one hand and using the other hand to grasp a railing for safety, self-paced.
Allow a 30 second rest period after 25 steps.
Slanted Ladder: Climb a slanted ladder with 6 rungs x 6 repetitions for a total of 36 rungs, self-paced but continuous.
NMS Core Values
Safety guides our behavior.
Honesty and integrity govern our activities.
Commitments made will be fulfilled.
All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
The environment will be protected and sustained.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference
NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.
It is NMS policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.
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