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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                                 CLU Plumber                       

Job Location:                          Taipei, Taiwan

Department/Unit:                      CLU

Reports to:                              Mechanical Superintendent or CAA Superintendent

 

Plumbers must possess an active SECRET clearance, a valid passport, and the ability to obtain appropriate work visas and other required documentation. It is preferred that individuals have experience working on previous OBO projects overseas.  Responsibilities include, but not are limited to the following (unless otherwise noted, all duties are performed regularly and/or frequently, depending on job tasks assigned for the given workday):

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Install plumbing fixtures
  • Rough in piping for domestic water, chilled water and sanitary piping
  • Install fire sprinkler piping, valves and associated components
  • Install various types of pipe insulation and jacketing
  • Cut and thread all types of pipe from 2’’ to 8’’
  • Solder copper pipe and fittings
  • Test piping systems using a Hydro Static test pump
  • Keep work area and material staging areas clean and orderly
  • Inventory mechanical material in the warehouse
  • Generate material take-offs
  • Adhere to safety requirements and Think Safety First
  • Escort non-cleared workers in restricted areas
  • Ability to generate as built drawings for changed field conditions
  • Assist with other assigned duties as required within skill set, even if outside of trade

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years of commercial plumbing experience
  • 2+ years’ construction industry experience on overseas projects
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to read and interpret job specifications
  • Knowledge of the International Plumbing Codes and International Building Codes
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge of the safe and effective use of hand tools and power tools to perform assigned duties
  • Flexibility in working overseas
  • Understanding and adherence to local laws and customs in host country
  • Following all Government site security requirements to maintain eligibility to work on project site
  • Ability to take direction and work well with others, including meeting attendance requirements necessary to keep job on schedule and adherence to safety protocols
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PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others when performing such essential functions.  

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to perform assigned duties. The employee must have the ability to regularly and for extended periods of time stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. The employee may be required to work from a ladder, scaffold or elevated work platform or man lift for extended periods. There is a minimal demand for sitting, other than during periods of extended travel (such as to and from the project location). The employee must have the ability to regularly lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 50 pounds of weight without assistance. May involve frequent repetitive motions.  The job imposes a substantial demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to balance, ambulate and maneuver safely over rough and uneven terrain throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks and activities. The minimum Personal Protective Equipment required on the Project Site include hardhat, safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow written and spoken instructions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment.   There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment.  Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.  

Environmental Demands:

The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.

Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Frequent exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials.  Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises.  Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.   

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