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Help Wanted: Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector



Enforces plumbing-related codes, including the 248 CMR and International Fuel & Gas Code, and local plumbing codes such as those for fire protection sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, etc.

Issues stop-work orders, correction notices and citations. Performs on site inspections of plumbing systems. Performs plumbing inspections of all plumbing fixtures examining for vent size, grade and size of pipe, and examines all joints for proper sealing to insure that there are no leaks, etc. Performs water tests on all completed plumbing, examining for sealing and leakage, etc.

Maintains records of plumbing inspection activity, and completes related reports. Issues certificates and permits as appropriate. Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues.

Assists in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions. Interprets codes in the field. Authorizes acceptable alternative methods of code compliance within limits of authority. Investigates code compliance complaints; resolves or refers complaints to appropriate staff.

Recommends the initiation of abatement proceedings when appropriate. Attends pre-construction meetings in order to explain inspection standards and procedures to architects, engineers, owners, contractors and developers.

A valid Massachusetts driver’s license, or ability to obtain one by start of employment. Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber and Gas Fitter Licenses. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, and five (5) years of experience in general construction of plumbing systems; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

A thorough knowledge of Uniform Plumbing codes or related general construction codes, and a thorough knowledge of plumbing and fire protection systems; ability to effectively inspect plumbing systems; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, contractors, architects, engineers, owners and the general public; ability to read and understand complicated plumbing plans and blueprints; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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