MD Anderson Cancer Center Plumber - Fac Mgt RAF South Campus in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Plumber is to provide skilled plumbing work of the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of domestic water, steam, natural gas, sewer, compressed air, vacuum, medical gases, and other utility systems. Responsible for assigned plumbing duties either issued orally or by written instructions. This role may also be responsible for the supervision of all contracted plumbing and piping work for production and quality control purposes.


Interprets and works from instructions, blueprints, sketches and diagrams in the installation of plumbing systems. Estimates cost of work and may order materials and maintain inventory. Performs a variety of plumbing work incidental to the installation and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and other building systems. May coordinate the workflow of technicians and mechanics. Investigates outages.


Maintain an Efficient Response to Work Orders and Assist Other Shops

  • Install new plumbing systems such as; CO², compressed house and lab air, vacuum, natural gas, domestic hot/cold water, RO water, sanitary/storm, and vents.

  • Repair and maintain existing plumbing systems such as; CO², compressed house and lab air, vacuum, natural gas, domestic hot/cold water, RO water, sanitary/storm, and vents.

  • Understand the use of threading machines, ratchets, and all hand and shop tools of the trade (i.e., pipethreader, cutter and reamer, system hangars, and unistruts).

  • Respond to all client "Dispatch" work order requests.

  • Requisition parts and materials using Stock Issue forms to help maintain O&M Warehouse inventory.

  • Develop plans, specifications and estimated costs on repairs, alterations and construction projects. Estimate labor requirements for "A" work orders.

  • Provides back-up support for the other crafts (refrigeration, electrical, and general maintenance).

    Performs Preventative Maintenance (PM's) on Equipment and Plumbing Systems

  • Manage and assist in the preventative maintenance program for all client sterilization and glass wash equipment.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on restrooms, drinking fountains, air compressors, vacuum pumps, and lab area plumbing systems.

  • Clean assigned areas.

    Ensure Proper Functioning Systems & Alarms

  • Respond to all critical equipment alarms.

  • Respond to all code red alarms at all the REF South Campus facilities.

  • Properly install medical and laboratory gas systems.

  • Repair and clean sewer pipes.

    Other duties as assigned.

  • Completes all required paperwork and reports – timesheets, activity logs, etc.

Required: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of a recognized apprenticeship. One year journeyman level plumbing experience and completion of recognized apprenticeship in the trade.

Licensure/Certification: All of the following:

Licensed as Journeyman Plumber in the State of Texas

Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement by the State of Texas

Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

Preferred Licensure/Certification: Preferred: Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Salary Range: $38,000 - $47,500 - $57,000

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000