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General Electric Plumber & Steamfitter in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

Pay Range $29.25 - $34.89/hour, depending on education and experience.

Layout, design, install, assemble, fabricate, maintain, test and repair pipes and fittings of mechanical utility piping systems, chillers that include hot water, chilled water, steam, compressed air, sewer, chemicals, fuel oil, gasses and other related systems following local and state codes. Read and understand system prints and schematics. In this role, you will be required to move and work in confined spaces, up and down ladders and to work from ladders, scaffolding and bucket truck platform. Travel to jobs over a 50+ acre campus with many hills

Job Description

Some but not all skills include:

  • Installs pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids

  • Installs supports for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation

  • Assembles fittings and valves for installation

  • Modifies length of pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing materials as needed for a building

  • Uses saws and pipe cutters as necessary

  • Installs heating and air-conditioning systems, including water heaters

  • Collaborates with contractors, construction workers, electricians, pipefitters, and steamfitters in installing and repairing plumbing

  • Tests plumbing systems for leaks and other problems

  • Analyses problem and identifies appropriate tools and materials for repair

  • Follows health and safety standards and complies with building codes

  • Uses a CMMS documenting the problem and summary of actions taken

  • Performs inspections of plumbing systems to identify and replace worn parts

Position Requirements

Must have at least one of the following:

  • AAS degree in Mechanical or Plant Utilities Technology

  • AOS degree in HVAC or Construction & Maintenance

  • Military Training Course in related field

  • 3 years work experience in a Manufacturing Facility (with references)

  • 3 years proven experience in Commercial HVAC service and installation

  • Completion of 2 years of a Plumber/Steamfitter Apprentice Program (considered 3 rd year apprentice)

  • Journeyman Steamfitter

  • Licensed NYS Plumber

In addition:

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No