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Part-Time Plumbing & Gas Inspector

Company: Town of Dartmouth
Location: North Dartmouth
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

TOWN OF DARTMOUTH PLUMBING & GAS INSPECTOR Job Summary Technical and inspection work related to the enforcement and interpretation of the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code and the Massachusetts Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping; all other work as required. Essential Functions Inspects and tests new and existing plumbing and water piping fixtures and equipment; inspects connections to heating systems and water services.Issues permits for plumbing and gas installations, alteration and repairs; inspects all gas piping and gas appliance installations in process of construction, alteration or repair for which permits are issued.Investigates complaints of alleged violation and takes appropriate action as required.Responds to emergency situations as required.Coordinates inspections and appointments; responds to phone and mail inquiries.Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.Consults with other town officials, committees, or agencies on matters of concern under their jurisdiction. Qualifications High School Diploma and five years' experience as a journeyman plumber and gas fitter or master plumber; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.Thorough knowledge of plumbing theory and practices and of state and local laws and regulations pertaining to plumbing work.Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and plans. Ability to prepare necessary diagrams. Ability to read and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially. Ability to maintain complete and accurate inspection records and to prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License required.Massachusetts Master Plumber's License and Master Gas Fitter's License required. Supervision Works under the supervision and direction of the Building Commissioner with technical and general scheduling supervision of the head Plumbing Inspector.Performs varied and detailed inspection duties of a technical nature requiring the exercise of considerable judgment in ensuring compliance with proper standards and the enforcement of pertinent laws and regulations. Job Environment Some work is performed under typical office conditions; a significant portion of the work day may be spent outdoors, with exposure to various weather conditions and to the hazards associated with construction sites and gas fixtures.May be required to make emergency decisions without immediate assistance.Operates an automobile, standard office equipment, and specialized testing equipment.Makes contacts with the general public, plumbers, members of the building community and property owners.Errors could result in delay and loss of service, damage to property, and endanger life and limb. Physical Requirements Constant light to moderate physical effort demanded in making inspections. Major portion of shift spent in the field. Frequently required to climb and reach. Must be able to access all levels at the construction site. May be required to walk and stand approximately six hours per day. Vision must be correctable to "normal" ranges. Must be able to distinguish colors and judge distances and spatial relationships.Job Type: Full-timePay: $27.84 - $36.23 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Retirement planSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: Town of Dartmouth, New Bedford , Part-Time Plumbing & Gas Inspector, Professions , North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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