Journeyman Plumber

Collin College


Closed for applications


McKinney, TX

Work type

full time


$51,101 - $58,766 a year

Date posted

Mar 10, 2024

About the role

We are searching for candidates that meet the required qualifications and experience and are able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Job Summary:

Perform journey-level work in maintaining, repairing and installing plumbing systems that transport water, steam, natural and laboratory gasses, sewer, storm and drain water, chilled water, vacuum systems and related equipment and distribution systems.

Required Qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect, maintain repairs, modify, install, and replace building, laboratory, and other miscellaneous plumbing systems.

  • Uses common piping materials such as copper, brass, black steel pipe, galvanized iron, cast iron, polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, etc.

  • Drive college-owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions.

  • Locate and repair leaks in common and specialty piping systems conveying various fluids and gases, including but not limited to domestic water, reclaimed water, wastewater, steam, laboratory gases, natural gas, and refrigerants. Various pipe sizes to 10 inches in diameter and pressures ranging up to 150 pounds per square inch.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on building, laboratory and specialty plumbing systems and system components including pumps and controls.

  • Utilize instruments such as ultrasonic, temperature sensing, pressure and flow gauges. Includes working on electronic and pneumatic actuated valves, as well as replacing backflow prevention assemblies, and safety eye washes and showers.

  • Clear drain blockages.

  • Remove and replace lavatory fixtures.

  • Assist other technicians as needed in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators.

  • Participate in the On-Call program.

  • Provide timely and courteous customer service, keep supervisors up to date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met.

  • Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.

  • Read blueprints, work from specifications, and follow instructions, both written and oral.

  • Maintain compliance with national, state and local codes.

Supplemental Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Perform all duties to maintain all standards in accordance with College policies, procedures, and core values.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of computerized systems

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations

  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and blueprints related to trade

  • Ability to write reports summarizing work activities

Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, plus climbing and balancing. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises. In addition, incumbents may be subjected to gases and workspace restrictions. Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Frequent physical effort required.


High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of experience as a journeyman plumber required.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed as a Journey Level Plumber from the State of Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners or able to achieve this level of licensure within 180 days. License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Valid Texas Driver’s License* and insurability with the college's insurance carrier.

Individuals hired for this position may be required to drive a company vehicle. A Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) will be run in conjunction with the background check during the contingent offer stage and annually/bi-annually for the duration of employment at Collin College. Candidates who fail the original background/MVR report or subsequent MVR reports may not be hired and/or terminated based on the results of the report.

This position is Security Sensitive, therefore, candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job as duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Collin College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made by Collin College in its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required & Preferred Qualifications (if applicable):

This job posting is for six total Plumbers across three zones. (McKinney, Frisco, or Plano)

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

Compensation Type:


Employment Type:

Full time

Compensation Range:

$51,101.00 to $58,766.15

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or send an email to:

Collin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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