Plumber (Local 77/250)

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Denver, PA, US, 17517

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

November 17, 2022

Posting End Date:

December 1, 2022

Position Number:



Local 77

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Bowmansville Maintenance Building

Building Street:

Panorama Drive

Building City:


Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is skilled work in the installation and maintenance of plumbing facilities at various locations for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC). An employee in this class is responsible for performing skilled tasks in accordance with standard practices of the plumbing and mechanical trades. Work is assigned and is viewed by a supervisor through observation of equipment installed, repaired or maintained and the adherence to the plumbing code(s).

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Cuts, reams and threads pipe; solder copper pipes and fittings.

Installs plastic pipes and fittings.

Installs, maintains and repairs valves, faucets, traps, sinks and other sanitary fixtures.

Installs fixture supports and hangers.

Maintains piping systems by opening clogged pipes and traps; tests for leaks.

Installs or repairs oil or gas-fired boilers, controls, burners and filters.

Maintains steam traps, strainers, condensation motors and float switches.

Maintains water meters, well pumps, water tanks and water heaters.

Inspects and performs preventive maintenance of plumbing, sewage and heating systems at various PTC locations.

Uses hand or power tools while working on piping systems, wrenching, moving fixtures and equipment and performing demolition work.

Operates and maintains a variety of plumbing equipment.  Inspects and ensures quality control of completed work.

Installs, maintains, replaces, services and repairs plumbing pipes, indoor and outdoor, with proper fittings using code compliance methods.

Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches and prints. 

Lists the amount of time, materials and supplies used for a repair or construction project on the work order per project.

Must be available on call 24/7/365 for emergency response.

Utilizes a PTC radio system for transmitting and receiving information.

Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent. 

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Completion of plumbing technical training at an accredited technical school and three years of plumbing experience; 
Five (5) years of documented plumbing experience.  


Customer Service
Problem Solving/Analysis
Regular and Predictable Attendance
Communication Proficiency
Mathematical Understanding
Quality Control
Teamwork Orientation
Analytical Thinking
Active Listening
Initiative Driven
Technical Capacity

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position demands include frequent speaking writing and reading reports.  Position may demand occasionally working long hours in emergency situations, adverse weather conditions or extended work assignments. Frequently lifts and carries up to 50 pounds of equipment, material, and tools.  Occasionally lifts up to 150 pounds without the assistance of a heavy lifting device.  Works overhead or in a bending, squatting or kneeling position.  Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Field environment may include exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions.  Works in extreme weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, in confined spaces and at heights. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions.  


The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster