Occ. Code 7361700
SUPERVISING PLUMBER AND STEAMFITTER, GRADE 14
New York State Department of Civil Service
NATURE OF WORK
A Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter supervises plumbers and steamfitters and other workers engaged in the installation, alteration and repair of pipes, fittings and fixtures of heat ventilating, heat control, water and drainage systems. Incumbents are working supervisors and may perform any of the tasks in the plumber and steamfitter trades. Such activities are covered in the classification standard for Plumber and Steamfitter, Occ. Code 7361000.
Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter positions are located in the Department of Mental Hygiene and the State University.
CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
A Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter is a working supervisor of a crew of 10 or more subordinates including a minimum of two journey-level positions, and semiskilled and relatively unskilled positions in the plumber and steamfitter trades and occasionally other related trades such as welding, refrigeration and machinist. Incumbents assign staff to a project, plan and lay out work, provide instruction and assistance, and inspect work.
Employees engaged in supervising other building and maintenance trades positions performing specialized activities are classified under a variety of titles such as Supervising Electrician, Supervising Carpenter and Supervising Mason and Plasterer.
In State facilities in which the volume of work in any single trade is insufficient to warrant a specialized supervising trade position, a Maintenance Supervisor 1 may be classified on basis of supervision of a minimum of 10 positions in various trades at the skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled levels.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS
A Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter performs the activities and tasks listed in the classification standard for Plumber and Steamfitter, Occ. Code 7361000.
In addition, a Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter supervises and plans the work for a subordinate maintenance crew of skilled, semiskilled and relatively unskilled employees.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter activities are characterized by frequent oral communication in assigning work, giving instructions and supervising a subordinate maintenance crew. Oral communications are also conducted with supervisors in other trades working on a project. Written progress reports following a standard format are prepared periodically for the supervisor on the projects under way.
On occasion, a Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter may be expected to orally communicate with administrators and others to explain the project in terms of what has to be done and when it will be completed.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION
Supervising Plumber and Steamfitters are supervised by higher-level trades positions such as Maintenance Supervisor 3 or 4 who assign projects and provide blueprints, plans and oral instructions. Generally, work priorities are prescribed and detailed plans and drawings are provided, although incumbents may be required to work from rough sketches or oral instructions.
Although the projects under the supervision of the Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter are inspected periodically by the supervisor, incumbents are expected to work with considerable independence as is characteristic of the trade.
Supervising Plumber and Steamfitters supervise a staff by assigning work, giving instructions and assistance, and observing and inspecting the project to insure that plans have been followed and schedules met.
MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
A Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter uses the tools of the plumbing and steamfitting trade including standard hand tools, portable power tools and shop equipment. There are over 100 such kinds of tools and equipment used.
One year of experience as a skilled journey-level plumber and/or steamfitter subsequent to the completion of an apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required to appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.