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Plumber – Entry


First level in a five-level career progression. Assists senior workers with providing plumbing services. Begins/completes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

Begin/complete the core curriculum training (delivered by a certified instructor) through NCCER program and demonstrate competency therein
Assist with repairs and preventive maintenance on faucets, sinks, traps, commodes, urinals, and flush valves
Help with installing, maintaining, repairing, and replacing sanitary and storm sewer lines, including rod sewer lines
Assist with repairs and preventive maintenance on gas, vacuum, air, chilled, steam, and hot water lines
Clean and maintain shop and personal plumbing equipment
Clean and maintain personal protective equipment
Help install and repair plumbing for laboratories and classrooms, including safety showers, drinking fountains, water heaters, point of use water filters, and reverse osmosis systems
Provide support to other trades and contractors
Assist with rough-in plumbing for minor construction projects, including minor plumbing layout
Perform related duties (as assigned)
Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles

Education and Experience

High school diploma

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


Supervisor provides daily written and verbal instructions
Does not directly supervise others

To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.