Plumbing Skills

Plumbing Skills

Park maintenance workers install, maintain, and repair water, sewage, and fuel systems in park buildings, grounds, and campgrounds. Plumbing training is conducted in three phases (Basic Plumbing, Plumbing Skills, and Advanced Plumbing Skills) which are consistent with performance expectations for California park maintenance classifications.



Basic Plumbing
Basic Plumbing provides entry level park maintenance workers with an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used to repair park water, gas, and DWV plumbing systems. Program content includes an introduction to plumbing systems, fixture repair, leak repair, tool use, material applications and storage, and safety.

Department Participants: Job-required training for Park Maintenance Assistants and Services Assistants - Maintenance.
Job-related training for Park Maintenance Worker Is.
Non-Department Participants: Entry-level maintenance personnel. Cost: $800 for California Resident, $900 for Out-of-State Resident. (Cost includes registration, meals and lodging.)
Program Length: 36 hours

Intermediate Plumbing Skills
Intermediate Plumbing Skills is a transitional-level training program designed to meet the needs of the semi-skilled park maintenance worker. Program content includes an introduction to plan reading, the Uniform Plumbing Code, residential plumbing design and practical plumbing projects, tools and equipment usage, and troubleshooting and repairing of residential plumbing and small distribution systems.

Department Participants: Job-required training for Park Maintenance Worker Is (unless proficiency can be demonstrated).
Job-related training for Park Maintenance Worker IIs.
Non-Department Participants: Semi-skilled maintenance personnel. Cost: $800 for California Resident, $900 for Out-of-State Resident. (Cost includes registration, meals and lodging.)
Program Length: 36 hours

Advanced Plumbing

Advanced Plumbing Skills provides continuing instruction in plumbing topics for experienced park maintenance personnel. Program content includes instruction in plumbing and safety regulations, project planning and sketching, material estimating, cross connection control, valve maintenance and repair, solar systems, and the dynamics of hydraulics.

Department Participants: Job-required training for Park Maintenance Worker IIs and Maintenance Mechanics.
Job-related training for Park Maintenance Supervisors, Water and Sewage Plant Supervisors, Restoration Work Specialists, Park Maintenance Worker Is who have completed the Plumbing Skills Program.
Non-Department Participants: Skilled maintenance personnel. Cost: $800 for California Resident, $900 for Out-of-State Resident. (Cost includes registration, meals and lodging.)
Program Length: 36 hours