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The Allegheny County Airport Authority has an available full-time opportunity at the Pittsburgh International Airport.


Under the general supervision of the Piping Supervisor, assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems by performing the following duties: 



·        Work safely and abide by all ACAA safety guidelines;

·        Develop or participate in the job safety analysis procedures;

·        Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installation;

·        Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe;

·        Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors;

·        Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings;

·        Cuts and threads pipe;

·        Bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand;

·        Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic;

·        Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints;

·        Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking;

·        Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners;

·        Installs complete plumbing systems on remodeled projects at the Pittsburgh International Airport;

·        Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains;

·        Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members;

·        Fabrication, installation, maintenance and preventative maintenance of all plumbing, pipe fitting and fire protection systems;

·        Bi-monthly testing and preventative maintenance of six oil separators and the removal of oil collected when necessary;

·        Monthly testing of all drinking water, fire protection systems and devices, including four pumphouses, water storage tanks, tamper switches;

·        Monthly testing of airport potable water system as required by the Allegheny County Health Department for microbiological and disinfectant residue, along with samples for lead and copper;

·        Maintain and repair all piping on fire protection system;

·        Quarterly inspection of passenger boarding bridges including water filter replacement, backflow preventors, strainers and pressure regulators, replace hoses and chlorinate and flush as completed, lube reel motor;

·        Weekly testing and preventative maintenance of pumphouses and water storage tanks;

·        Weekly testing and preventative maintenance of sewage lift stations and industrial waste lift station;



·        Weekly inspection of spent glycol fluid storage tanks, and recommendation of repairs or maintenance as may be required;

·        Maintenance and preventative maintenance of all sanitary sewers, grease traps and grease lines from all restaurants in airport complex;

·        Maintenance of gas lines for all restaurants in airport complex;

·        Maintenance and preventative maintenance of airline triturator;

·        Repair and maintenance of liquid runway deicing fluid pumps, valves and storage tanks;

·        Repair, maintenance, and annual testing of all backflow preventors throughout the entire airport and associated buildings and structures (those owned and maintained by ACAA, unless otherwise directed);

·        Repair and install low voltage controls for automatic flushometers and lavatories, and

·        Perform other related tasks as assigned or required.



Considerable Knowledge in the:

·        practices, methods, tools and materials of the plumbing trade;

·        applicable sanitary and safety codes and ordinances;

·        occupational hazards and techniques of safety precautions and injury prevention programs.


Considerable ability to:

·        work according to standard practices, using the tools, materials and equipment of the trade.



The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


·        High School diploma or GED;

·        Five years experience as a journeyman plumber;

·        Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the craft or equivalent training at an accredited trade or technical school, or military training;

·        Licensed as a registered journeyman plumber;

·        Current, valid Pennsylvania Class C driver’s license or ability to maintain the same;

·        Must provide his/her own personal protective footwear (safety shoes).

·        Must adhere to ACAA guidelines set forth by the Department of Maintenance Dress Code and Personal Protective Equipment policy.



None/Receives general guidance from the Piping Supervisor 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.  Employee may be assigned to work 7-3, 3-11, and 11-7 shifts, seven days a week including holidays.  Subject to remain on duty beyond assigned working hours to provide assistance during extenuating circumstances.



Employment is contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority’s examining physician, which would include a respirator medical clearance and pass the fit test.



Employment is contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening.  Continued employment may be subject to drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and without individualized suspicion.




Must pass a thorough investigation, consisting of a criminal history check (including but not limited to the requirements of CFR 1542.209 and 1542.3), verification of prior employment and performance, reference and credentials checks.

The ACAA offers a competitive compensation package. EOE / M / F / D / V

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