Plumber II

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Bureau of Real Estate Management
Division of Property Management

Plumber II

CODE:  8242                PAY GRADE: 16 - $21.55 hourly*

*Includes 12% Recruitment and Retention Stipend


CLOSES:  Until Filled



This is structure and craft work at the Master's level involving the maintenance and service of plumbing and heating systems. Work involves performing a variety of skilled plumbing tasks in installing, maintaining, and repairing water, sewer, and fixtures.  Employees in this class are differentiated from those at the Plumber I level in that Plumber II's can do renovation and new construction work under their own license. Plumber II's are also responsible for ensuring a job meets established standards and will pass formal inspection.  Work is performed under limited supervision.


  • Inspects areas and repairs damages in water and sewer systems and lines in order to keep systems operational.
  • The ability to install and repair heating lines, baseboard radiation, radiators, valves, etc. in order to provide for and maintain heating services in state buildings.
  • Install and services sewer and water lines, traps, etc. in order to provide for and maintain water and sewer services.
  • Plans and lays out plumbing work for others in order to ensure job will meet established specifications and codes.
  • Demonstrates completed plumbing jobs for municipal inspectors in order to gain approval.



  • Knowledge of State Plumbing Code.
  • Knowledge of the plumbing theory, principles and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of pipe-fitting, heating systems and high and low pressure steam applications.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials used in the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of water and sewer systems.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and regulations associated with the plumbing trade.
  • Ability to work from oral instructions or written plans.
  • Ability to plan and lay out plumbing jobs.
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair a variety of plumbing fixtures.



Current valid Master Plumber’s License as issued by the Plumber’s Examining Board.


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


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.37% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:


  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $444.68 biweekly
  • Level 2:    95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $422.45 biweekly
  • Level 3:    90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $400.21 biweekly
  • Level 4:      85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $377.98 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.

Why Work for the State of Maine?

State of Maine employees have a wide variety of health benefits and wellness programs available to them. Whatever your health and wellness goals may be, we have solutions to help you meet your goal. Preventive care is covered 100%, low-cost generic medications, premium-free dental insurance for full-time employee coverage, tobacco cessation program and MUCH MORE!

Benefits Include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Savings; Flexible Spending Accounts; Gym Membership Reimbursement; and Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program).

Public Sector employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  To learn if you qualify, please visit

The State of Maine also offers paid holidays, training, and the chance to make a difference in Maine with a career in public service.