As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Plumber to work full-time, 40 hours per week at our Wilmington, DE location. The Plumber's primary job function is to assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures of steam, heating, cooling, pneumatic, water, sanitary and drainage systems. Maintain systems to minimize the risk of a utility interruption.
Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee’s supervisor.
1. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures including but not limited to: sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water softeners. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky fixtures, mending pipes, and opening clogged drains. Cuts openings in wall and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings. Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe. Cuts and threads pipe. Bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe bending machine or by hand blending pipe. Assemble and install valves, pipe fittings, and pipe composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay and plastic. Joins pipe by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, caulk joints, victraulic connectors, welding, soldering, brazing, or other methods as prescribed by Manager or engineering instruction. Fits pipe systems with steam, water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine if system is leaking.
2. Receives and reviews work orders and prioritizes assignments. Completes all assigned Preventative Maintenance (PMs) and Corrective Maintenance work orders in a timely and professional manner. Actively participates in the implementation and ongoing evaluation and improvement of Plumbing system. Complete assigned rounds in a timely and competent manner.
3. Collaborates with other members of the Facility Department and promptly contacts outside contractors and vendors as needed to maintain the plumbing, medical gas and sprinkler system. Keeps Manager and Lead aware of system issues. Reports any complication on specific jobs or equipment to Lead and Manager as appropriate. Responds to emergency situations throughout the facility.
4. Actively participates in the implementation and ongoing evaluation and improvement of Plumbing system, preventive maintenance program, medical gas system and sprinkler system.
5. Maintains the facility plumbing, medical gas and sprinkler systems according to state and local facility regulatory code and accrediting agency standards. Provides advance notice of maintenance and repairs to affected departments.
6. Acts to minimize the risk of utility outages and keeps affected departments, Command Center and leaders informed of any outages or potential for outages. Collaborates with manager to reduce risk of utility interruptions.
7. Report unsafe working conditions to Manager, escalate unsafe conditions to leaders as appropriate. Participate in daily huddles, escalate Safety, Methods, Equipment, Supply or Associate issues at Huddles. Seek out and participate in Continuous Improvement program activities.
8. Effectively read and interpret blue prints, engineering documents and plumbing schematics.
9. Maintain good attendance on scheduled weekdays and accept after hour work assignments including holidays, weekends or other work schedules as required. Must be available to accept on-call rotation schedule and report in a timely manner ready to perform work.
Basic knowledge of the use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments.
Gives and accepts feedback
Gives accurate information
Works with minimal supervision
Takes and follow the directions given
Handles multiple task quickly and efficiently
Abide by Nemours Standards of Behavior - Be in the moment, Be authentic and humanistic, Volunteer discretionary effort consistently, Model high performance desired behaviors that drive desired results, Respect and leverage separate realities, Be curious versus judgmental, Look in the mirror first and be accountable, Have courageous conversations, Provide timely, clear and specific feedback, Teach, coach and mentor others.
High School Diploma Required
Journeyman's Plumbing License or ability to obtain one during initial 90 days of employment.
Minimum of 3 years of plumbing experience, prefer 5 years or more of plumbing experience.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.