Journeyman Plumber

Los Angeles Community College District



Los Angeles, CA

Work type

full time


$55 an hour

Date posted

May 29, 2024

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About the role

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Plumber.

A Plumber performs journey-level plumbing work in the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of plumbing systems and related equipment at a college.

A vacancy currently exists at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, 400 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.

Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College


  • Salary: $55.93 hourly

  • District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents.

  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.

  • A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $1,500 contributed by LACCD annually.

Paid Time Off:

12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave per year, 19 paid holidays per year, and accrued vacation time from 10-24 days per year depending on the position. Other paid time off options are also available.


Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension. Employees are also covered by Social Security.


  • Installs, replaces, maintains, and repairs: appliances, controls and fixtures such as dish and clothes washing machines, vacuum breakers, backflow devices, gas appliance safety controls, steam tables, plumbing fixtures, drains, sinks, sumps, circulatory pumps, water heaters, and showers including water, gas, and waste system installations.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs gas piping systems for space heating.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs lawn-sprinkler systems, including automatic, semi-automatic, and manually operated types.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs air and gas welding systems.

  • Surveys gas safety devices and other plumbing equipment which may need repair or replacement.

  • Maintains and repairs automatic fire-sprinkler systems.

  • Reviews plans, blueprints, and specifications for plumbing projects to understand scope of projects, complete assigned work orders, and recommend potential changes to supervisor.

  • Attends to trouble calls for emergency repairs to plumbing systems and equipment.

  • Safely operates tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade.

  • Maintains plumbing hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

  • Maintains shop area and supplies in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

  • May assist in estimating job costs, preparing material lists and job records, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned area/projects.

  • May assist in planning and developing modifications to existing plumbing systems.

  • May inspect facilities for maintenance and safety problems related to plumbing materials.

  • May assist in inspecting plumbing work performed by outside contractors.

  • May assist in developing job specifications, diagrams, and blueprints related to plumbing work.

  • May provide work direction to staff assigned to the plumbing unit.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a two-year program in the plumbing trade from a recognized college or university AND three years of full-time, paid experience in the plumbing trade under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.


  • Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration in the plumbing trade AND one year of recent, full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the plumbing trade.


  • Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of recent, full-time, paid experience in plumbing work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.


  • A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

(Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.)

  • A valid backflow prevention tester certification issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health must be obtained within six months of employment. Every two years, an incumbent shall be required to renew the aforementioned certification.

Physical Requirement:

  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Prior to employment, all successful candidates will be required to pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


The selection process may consist of one or more exam parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are placed on an eligibility (hiring) list based on their overall exam score. In accordance with legal requirements, hiring departments may make job offers to candidates in the top three ranks of the eligibility list.


The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation offering educational opportunities to students in more than 40 cities covering an area of 882 square miles serving approximately 9.8 million residents. The LACCD is composed of nine comprehensive colleges and a District Office, which together employ approximately 2,200 classified (non-teaching) employees in 315 job classifications.

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