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Federal Reserve System Plumber Pipefitter in Richmond, Virginia


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

At the Richmond Fed, we’re driven by our mission to strengthen the economy and our communities. We take great pride in what we do and it impacts everyday people every day.

When you join our team, you’ll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better.

Bring your passion and we’ll provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. It’s all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!

Plumber - Pipefitter

Location: Richmond

About the Opportunity

The Facilities Management Department has an immediate opening for a Plumber - Pipefitter, reporting to the Facilities Plant Operations-Supervisor.

Job Summary: Responsible for design, layout, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of all mechanical piping systems within the facility. Ensures environmental safety, and compliance with all applicable local, state, and national code requirements.

Tasks include but are not limited to.

  • Performs design, layout, prefabrication and installation of facility piping systems for ongoing maintenance.

  • Ensures quality and code compliance of all projects via inspection, conducts scheduled inspections of Bank’s Life Safety Systems including fire pumps, sprinkler piping, halon and FM 200 systems.

  • Assists maintenance staff with preventive and corrective maintenance and repair of new or reworked mechanical piping systems.

  • Collaborates with other Trade staff to coordinate routing of new mechanical piping systems, ensuring that no installation or accessibility conflicts occur.

  • Coordinates shutdowns of building mechanical systems and Bank’s fire suppression systems.

  • Functions as technical resource for mechanical piping systems, reviews project specifications and drawings, oversees internal and external staff to ensure code compliance.

  • Assist in performance of inspections, testing, maintenance, and operations of the Bank’s critical life safety systems.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5 to 9+ years of relevant work experience

  • Four years in Virginia state recognized plumbing/pipefitting apprenticeship program.

  • Master plumber certification. Gas Fitter and Backflow Prevention Device Trade license.

  • Working knowledge of trouble-shooting and problem-solving processes.

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join the Richmond Fed, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:

  • Great medical benefits

  • Pension and 401(k) with employer match

  • Generous paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee resource networks

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Flexible work options

  • Onsite amenities that make working here fun

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions. The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at www.richmondfed.org .

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role.

  • Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.

  • Additional background requirements

  • The hiring range of the POSITION is $50,600.00 to $63,300 annually.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 15, 2021.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Building Services/Facilities

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.

OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.

Why Our People Choose Us:

Our reputation precedes us

There will always be room for personal growth

Our people are first

You’ll find the right balance

Your responsibilities will be meaningful

We hope that you will be our future colleague.