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State of Montana Plumber in Deer Lodge, Montana

Plumber (Position #64122034)


The Montana Department of Corrections staff enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community. If you're looking for an opportunity to affect positive change in the community and at work explore the opportunities available to you through the Montana Department of Corrections. You may be the person we've been looking for to join our team as well!


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.


The Montana Department of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and thorough reference checks will be conducted for this position.

PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT OF 2003– Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.


This position is responsible for plumbing maintenance/construction duties in all phases of the plumbing trade within the Maintenance Department at Montana State Prison and other duties as assigned.This position communicates with the Maintenance Management Team as to the plumbing maintenance/construction needs at Montana State Prison. Maintains the plumbing/utility services at Montana State Prison by troubleshooting, reading blueprints and having and maintaining current licensure to perform all plumbing requirements of the institution. This position plans all work assigned to this position to maintain the best possible plumbing/ utility services throughout the facility. Maintains and repairs plumbing equipment, systems and components for all scheduled and emergency plumbing requirements. Operates and maintains all necessary equipment using safe operating techniques to ensure that all tasks are completed in a safe and efficient manner. Performs all work in a safe and proper manner following established policies, general safety rules and safe operating procedures. Provides Montana State Prison with quality plumbing maintenance and construction to all areas including but not limited to Montana State Prison, the Ranch and Montana Correctional Enterprises, to assure that proper plumbing services and systems are provided. This position is also responsible for the supervision and training of an inmate work force. Incumbent selects, evaluates, and disciplines when required, an inmate work force to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures as outlined in the manuals held and updated by Montana State Prison. This position educates the selected inmate work force in the minuet repair and maintenance aspects of the plumbing trade while creating a positive experience that may lead to employment opportunities upon successful discharge from Montana State Prison.

This position is responsible to insure all Institutional Safety and Security policies and procedures are followed and that all documentation and reports are filled out and filed as required. This position performs damage control responsibilities as directed by the Maintenance Management Team to assess damages related to the plumbing trade and reporting all damages and corrective actions to the Maintenance Management Team for appropriate actions. Performs security duties as assigned to maintain security by following and adhering to the policies and procedures of Montana State Prison.


This position must be able to perform in the environment of an Adult Correctional Facility. Must work under extremely stressful conditions, respond in emergency situations, work is performed in all areas of Montana State Prison and includes exposure to inmates who may be abusive and/or assaultive. You will be exposed to power tools, loud noises and fumes. The environment, equipment involved, and the nature of contact with all custody levels of inmates is such that extreme precautions are needed. You must be able to respond in the event of emergent situations. There is considerable standing and walking on concrete floors, and exposure to frequent temperature extremes. Involves considerable and repetitive heavy lifting (40 to 60 lbs.). During emergency situations, the physical demands and time required of the position increase considerably. Supervisors must be able to work long hours for extended periods of time and are subject to callouts as needed.


Thorough knowledge of all phases and types of plumbing work, including but not limited to maintenance, construction, water distribution systems, natural gas distribution, sewage collection and treatment systems, heating and ventilation systems are required. Must be skilled in the use of hand and power tools, skilled in the operation of all types of support equipment; skilled in the plumbing / pipefitting profession.

Must possess and maintain a/Montana Journeyman's Plumbing License/and be able to obtain a Montana Stationary Engineer's 3rdclass License, cross connection and backflow prevention licenses. Able to obtain a water distribution license. Must possess a valid Montana State Drivers license. Assists Plant Mangers with water distribution data collection and documentation for DEQ

Job: *Building/Grounds Maintenance

Title: Plumber

Location: Deer Lodge

Requisition ID: 18140005