Plumber – Research Triangle Park , NC, US

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Plumber – Research Triangle Park , NC, US


Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Research Triangle Park , NC, US

NIKA is hiring for a Plumber to support a facilities operations and maintenance support services contract at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Studies and works from drawings, blueprints, rough sketches or oral instructions
  • Inspects structure to determine obstructions to be avoided
  • Selects appropriate fixtures and materials
  • Locates and marks positions of pipe, pipe connections, and passage holes
  • Cuts or bores openings in walls and floors to accommodate piping and pipefittings
  • Cuts and threads pipe and bends pipe to proper angle
  • Assembles and installs valves and pipefittings
  • Connects tubing and fittings
  • Squares tubing and fixtures
  • Wipes and test joints
  • Applies sealing compound and joins pipes in specified sequence
  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as lavatory and kitchen facilities, heating e equipment, drinking and exhibition fountains and sprinkling systems
  • Repairs pipes, valves and traps of heating systems
  • Repairs and maintains plumbing including mending burst pipe and opening drains
  • Tests pipe systems for leaks
  • Taps water and sewer mains and laterals
  • Assists in general building maintenance work, as required
  • Performs duties in accordance with Department safety procedures including, the use of designated personal protective equipment
  • Ensuring contract performance in accordance with the direction and policies of NIKA

Required Skills

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience working with fire alarm systems, sprinkler control systems, renovations, etc. in commercial facilities
  • Ability to work from drawings, blueprints, rough sketches, or oral instructions
  • Ability to employ initiative and resourcefulness in troubleshooting difficult problems of plumbing installation and maintenance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a background in governmental maintenance services is preferred
  • Individual should be familiar with government organization and functions; understand current procurement best practices; able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences; and demonstrate an unquestionable sense of integrity, honesty, and loyalty
  • The ability to multitask, manage competing priorities, and resolve issues


  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience using broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex issues
  • Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to communicate with various levels within the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, other MS Office suite products, and CMMS is preferred
  • Ability to learn and use company software tools
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and the ability to take initiative and adapt quickly to changing requirements

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Must have, as a minimum, a State of North Carolina Class I Plumber’s and Fire Sprinkler license Must maintain all required city/county/state license(s) and/or certification(s), where applicable
  • Required to maintain a valid state driver’s license

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.