Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4211


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Salary Range 27 $4265 $4479 $4690 $4914 $5149 $5403 $5670 $5949 $6233 $6541


The PLUMBER performs skilled, journey-level work installing, maintaining, and repairing sewer, water, and other plumbing systems in State facilities.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.


  1. Installation, Repair, and Maintenance of Plumbing Systems. Typical tasks: installs and replaces pipes, valves, drain systems, basins, tubs, faucets, lavatories, sinks, gates, hydrants, water heaters, dishwashers, and other plumbing fixtures and equipment; repairs breaks in pipes; cleans and opens drains and other lines; repairs water pumps and heaters; occasionally installs and repairs steam and gas systems.
  2. Miscellaneous Activities. Typical tasks: conducts preventative maintenance such as checking, inspecting, and servicing all plumbing fixtures; reads and interprets blueprints and written instructions; orders necessary supplies and equipment; operates vehicle.


Employees in this class are in daily contact with various levels of staff to locate and begin plumbing projects. They are also often in contact with other skilled trades workers to coordinate plumbing installation with other construction-related activities.


Employees in this class receive work assignments and general supervision from a technical supervisor in the form of sketches, blueprints or written instructions. In addition to having work reviewed for safety and quality upon completion, the plumber from time to time may receive guidance in specific areas where needed while work is in progress.

Employees in this class must comply with relevant requirements of State and local building codes, and follow manufacturers' specifications and instructions when using specific equipment.


Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather. They require the willingness to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods. They require the willingness to work from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations. They require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, odor, and high levels of noise. They require the willingness towork in confined areas such as crawl spaces. They require the willingness to work around geothermal and steam pressure systems. They require the willingness to work with and around chemicals and solvents common to the plumbing trade. They require willingness to lift and carry heavy items such as steel pipe.


  • A valid Oregon Plumber's license; AND
  • One of the following:
    -One year of experience as a journey-level plumber; or
    -Completion of an approved apprenticeship program.