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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204







POSITION:                                  PLUMBER


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S): Director of Support Services/Assistant Director of Support Services




EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.


SALARY:                                    Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8a, in accordance with Mineral County Salary Scale, Pay Grade E or G, commensurate with experience and education level.


EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Support Services or the Assistant Director of Support Services and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 


JOB SUMMARY:                       The plumber helps to maintain all aspects of the plumbing systems in the county’s physical facilities in a condition of operating excellence so that full education use of it may be made at all times while ensuring compliance with State and County building codes.



  • Demonstrates appropriate safety, hygiene and health standards;
  • Demonstrates safety of work area;
  • Adheres to schedules; demonstrates punctuality;
  • Willing to be called out in emergency situations;
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adjusts to change;
  • Performs duties in full compliance with state and county requirements;
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair of water and waste disposal systems;
  • Receives work assignments, reviews and obtains needed supplies, organizes a work plan to complete the task;
  • Notifies supervisor of unexpected problems that cannot be solved within the expected work plan;
  • Measures, cuts, threads, assembles, and installs pipes and tubing;
  • Checks plumbing systems to detect leaks;
  • Eliminates leaks by replacing valves, faulty fittings or sections in line;
  • Unstops commodes, drains, sewer lines, and cleans grease traps;
  • Installs water, sanitary fixtures and equipment with supports, hangers or foundations;
  • Connects valves, caulks joints, and tests finished job by allowing water to flow through;
  • Replaces worn parts;
  • Makes corrections, as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective function of the work unit including, but not limited to, mowing, snow removal, and moving various items/equipment;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 4210; and
  • Performs duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s).


  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5;
  • Meet the definition of “Qualifications" in WV Code §18A-4-8b;
  • Demonstrated competency, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test), as required; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

Plumber I means a person employed as an apprentice plumber or helper; Plumber II means a person employed as a journeyman plumber. (Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8)

  • Demonstrated proficiency through previous job experience and/or training in related field;
  • Possess and maintains a valid WV driver’s license;
  • Ability to read and interpret work orders;
  • Ability to effectively discuss and respond to questions from administrators, staff and general public;
  • Ability to add, subtract, divide, multiply in all units of measure consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations consistent with duties of this position;
  • Ability to interface effectively with other departments, school personnel, maintenance staff, business contacts and contractors;
  • Ability to work in tight spaces, to climb and to bend;
  • Ability to work on ladders and assemble scaffolds;
  • Ability to operate and maintain motorized lifts;
  • Ability to read and understand plumbing diagrams and programs dealing with plumbing systems;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form;
  • Ability to accurately perform assigned tasks; and
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with the county requirements and the Board of Education policies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach overhead and shoulder height, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use interior and exterior rear view mirrors, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 100 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes indoor as well as outdoor settings and can range in temperature from below freezing to 90°F. The work surface can include unfinished crawl spaces and attics as well as roof tops, walk-in freezers, and concrete floors of pads. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60-90 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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