Engineering Trades Specialist - Plumber

St. Mary's County Public Schools | Leonardtown, MD, United States

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Posted Date 7/09/2024

Release Date: July 9, 2024 Application Deadline: July 25, 2024


Current benefited staff of SMCPS who submit a timely application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position shall be granted an interview and shall be considered to fill the vacancy prior to external applicants being considered. Questions regarding your application and/or candidacy should be directed to the Department of Human Resources.

Position: Engineering Trades Specialist - Plumber

(twelve-month assignment)

Location: Department of Maintenance

Salary: The salary for this position will be based on EASMC-ESP salary schedule for twelve-month eight-hour employees – Range 16 ($49,611 - $75,043)

Effective: September 1, 2024


Qualified applicants, including current employees of St. Mary's County Public Schools, must complete a TalentEd online application. In addition to the online application, any support documentation (copy of certification where applicable) must be scanned and uploaded to the TalentEd application. The online application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, including information about the applicant’s background, experience, and professional qualifications. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All online applications must be completed no later than July 25, 2024. Following a screening of credentials, interviews will be scheduled. Please contact the Department of Human Resources with questions (301-475-5511, ext. 32187).


Under the general supervision of the Engineering Trades Foreman, this is highly skilled work involving responsibility for the performance of difficult and specialized plumbing maintenance, installation, and repair operations. General assignments are received from the Foreman and Team Leader, but the incumbent is expected to plan details of each job and carry it to completion without immediate supervision. Work involves independent judgment in assigning duties and selecting plumbing methods to meet job requirements. Supervision is often exercised over the work of other Department of Maintenance staff.


  • Ability to professionally relate to and collaborate with co-workers, students and community members
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use technology effectively to complete tasks
  • Possess effective organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of detailed instructions and to follow complex oral and/or written instructions
  • Possess effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to report to work daily and on time
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs. and carry heavy objects and to work at elevated heights
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability to take initiative and make decisions within assigned responsibility in a challenging, fast-paced professional environment and be flexible in work responsibilities and hours
  • Possess knowledge of the programs, policies, and procedures of the St. Mary’s County Public Schools


  • Participates in laying out, planning, servicing, and scheduling the maintenance program for water and sewer systems
  • Installs and repairs hot and cold water, oil, steam, or gas pipes and makes all necessary connections per code
  • Performs all work requests and preventive maintenance to plumbing and heating systems
  • Provides input in the development of technical specification, and preventive maintenance procedures related the systems maintenance, repair, and replacement
  • Troubleshoots and repairs problems in various plumbing systems
  • Reads, understands and interprets blueprints, schematics, technical specifications
  • Installs and repairs water supply piping and sewer mains
  • Installs and repairs fixtures such as lavatory facilities, backflow preventers, pumps, drinking fountains, sprinkler systems, kitchen equipment, and boilers
  • Repairs, cuts, and threads pipes and valve traps in heating and plumbing systems
  • Intermittently assists skilled workmen or related trades in general construction and maintenance work
  • Instructs, supervises, and documents the work of other plumbers, trades helpers, and apprentices in maintenance and repair of systems
  • Enters materials, labor hours, status, and details of work done into online work order management system
  • Fully implements the evaluation system for all plumbers, trades helpers, and apprentices
  • Performs other related and non-related job duties as assigned



  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Five (5) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of plumbing-related systems
  • Backflow testing certification, or must be obtained within 12 months of employment
  • Able to lift 75lbs
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no more than four (4) Maryland current points. The applicant must not be convicted, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or received a probation before judgment or stet docket entry for any alcohol or controlled substances offense under federal or state law for a minimum of five (5) years prior to the use of a Board-owned vehicle. (Board Policy EEBA)


Full-time twelve-month position.


The salary for this position will be based on the EASMC-ESP salary schedule for twelve-month eight hours employees – Range 16


Updated 7.2024

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all applicants, re-advertise and/or withdraw the positions.

The St. Mary’s County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation, religion, or disability in matters affecting employment or providing access to programs.

Salary49,611.00 - 75,043.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full time
Education | Engineering

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