Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Operations & Maintenance
Position Type
Fixed Term
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Programs, Inc. (WPI) is seeking a Plumber to join our team in Durham, NC. This position falls under a CBA with the “Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU), Local 4873.”


Pay Rate: $34.71/hr


Key Responsibilities:


  • Installs and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes
  • Reads and interprets building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required, and sequence of installations
  • Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe and locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors
  • Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and power tools, cuts and threads pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch, and pipe-threading machine, bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe bending machine, or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand
  • Assembles and installs valves, pipefittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic
  • Joins pipe by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints, fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking, installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners
  • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains, and may weld holding fixtures to steel structural members

Skills / Qualifications

  • Plumbing Group 1 licensing from the NC board of examiners for Plumbing Heating and Fire Sprinklers
  • NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors License

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience working on plumbing repair and installation
  • EPA 608 universal certification for handling refrigerants
  • Additional formal training and/or certification is helpful

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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