Correctional Plumber Supervisor

Warren, Maine, United States | Correctional Services | Full-time

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Correctional Plumber Supervisor

Code: 5326                        

Pay Grade: 20 $17.96 - $24.28 per hour plus a 12% Market Salary Adjustment 

Open:   September 3, 2019

Close:  Once Filled

Maine State Prison presently has a Correctional Plumber Supervisor vacancy in Warren, ME.  This position is open to current Maine DOC employees who wish to transfer to this facility and all outside applicants.


This is structure and craft work involving the plumbing maintenance program at a correctional facility.  Work includes planning, directing, and performing skilled plumbing work in installing, maintaining, and repairing water, sewer, and steam systems and fixtures and instructing, overseeing and monitoring inmate behavior for activities of an inmate crew engaged in assigned tasks.  This class is different from the Plumber II class in that it is responsible for directing a plumbing maintenance program through other licensed plumbers.  Work is performed under limited supervision. 


  • Plans and assigns work to plumbers ensuring work is accomplished according to plans and priorities.
  • Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate plumbers, maintenance mechanics, and laborers to ensure work is performed properly and meets established standards and code.
  • Monitors and controls inmate behavior to accomplish assigned tasks and maintain institutional security.
  • Supervises and instructs inmates working on plumbing jobs ensuring work is accomplished correctly and safely.
  • Requisitions plumbing supplies to maintain adequate inventory.
  • Supervises in and installs, services, and repairs water and sewer systems and lines ensuring proper maintenance.
  • Directs subordinates in and installs and repairs heating lines, baseboard radiation, radiators, valves, etc. to ensure proper heating system operation and efficiency.
  • Directs subordinates in and installs and repairs sinks, drinking fountains, toilets, tubs, showers, floor drains, etc. to ensure water is available and drainage system is operational.
  • Obtains permits required to begin projects which change the flow of water to comply with state laws.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of high and low-pressure steam systems.
  • Knowledge of plumbing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of state plumbing code.
  • Knowledge of heating, sewer, and water systems.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials used in the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the plumbing trade.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to estimate the amount and cost of materials for a job.
  • Ability to give clear, concise instructions.
  • Ability to draw simple plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to plan and layout plumbing jobs.
  • Ability to install and maintain a variety of plumbing fixtures and systems.
  • Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others and inmates.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.


A High School Diploma or equivalent and a current valid Master Plumber’s license as issued by the Plumber’s Examining Board and two (2) years’ experience at the Master level.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

A Master Plumber’s license as issued by the Plumber’s Examining Board.


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $470.99 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $447.44 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $423.89 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $400.34 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 20.67% of pay.