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Reports to: Director of Facilities

Uniformed: Yes          Hours/Week: 40         OT Required: Yes      FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT), seeks to fill a Maintenance Plumbing Technician position in its Facilities Department. The qualified individual will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in facilities and equipment maintenance, inspection and repair, with a background in plumbing.  The position pays a competitive salary commensurate with level of experience and training and offers excellent benefits.

The Maintenance Plumbing Technician will work directly with, and report to, the Director of Facilities.  The Director of Facilities is responsible for the daily oversight of infrastructure management and systems based maintenance activities within the park.

The overall purpose of this position is to provide the daily “hands-on” physical labor required to keep all park areas and structures in a safe and operable condition.  The employee must be able to execute tasks in all types of weather conditions for long periods of time. Overtime, evening and weekend shift and holiday work will be required as a condition of employment.  Supervisory responsibilities will be required on occasion. 

A successful candidate for this job should have knowledge of plumbing and general building mechanical systems. The individual should be well organized, have a proactive work ethic, exhibit professionalism and have the ability to conduct themselves professionally as a representative of HRPT.


HRPT is a public benefit corporation created by act of the New York State Legislature and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The mission of HRPT is to design, construct and operate a prominent, and very heavily used, 4 mile waterfront park on the west side of Manhattan.  Approximately 75% of the park has been constructed with a mix of State, City and Federal funding. The park includes landscaped public piers and display gardens, lawn areas, athletic fields, esplanades, docks, public sculptures, an adjacent bikeway, and other special features.  The park receives approximately 17 million user visits annually and HRPT hosts numerous special events, educational programs, and park compatible commercial activities.  


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complete work orders and daily tasks as assigned; track time, resources and materials used on a daily basis; complete reports and make notifications in line with HRPT policies and procedures.  The position will require the use of HRPT’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMSS) Cartegraph system.


  • Install and make repairs to various piping systems throughout the park, including domestic water, waste and storm water, irrigation systems and gas using various types of pipe and tubing including galvanized and black iron, cast iron, copper, PVC etc.
  • Install and replace as needed plumbing fixtures including tank and tankless toilets, sinks and lavatories, urinals, flushometers, faucets, drinking fountains, display fountains and other plumbing equipment.
  • Be proficient in the use of all plumbing tools including but not limited to pipe cutting, threading and bending equipment, plumbing snakes, brazing and soldering equipment, pipe wrenches and vices.
  • Service and repair various heating systems and components including boilers, hot water heaters, furnaces and circulator pumps.
  • Repair and replaces pumps as needed.
  • Participate in the inspection and testing of all parkwide plumbing related equipment.
  • Participate in the winterization of buildings, fountains and underground piping systems.
  • Use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective gloves, hard hats and goggles, etc. 
  • Safely operate tools and equipment in compliance with all federal, state, and local safety requirements, including, but not limited to: trucks, off road vehicles (standard and automatic transmissions), specialized equipment (sweeper/scrubber, wheel loader, skid steer loader, etc.), small power equipment (generators, compactors, mixers, drills, saws, torches, pumps, vacuums etc.), hand tools (wrenches, hammers, floats, etc.), hydraulic and pneumatic systems, controls and tools.
  • Be proficient in written and verbal communication and be able to communicate with immediate supervisor and other staff effectively in line with HRPT policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as directed or required commensurate with need and incumbent’s level of skill which may include: inspection and repair of life safety systems, electrical and mechanical equipment, pavement, wood structures, and site furnishings; snow and ice removal; set-up and break-down of special events as needed.

Education & Experience:

High School Diploma or GED and 4 years relevant work experience required.  Certificates and/or degrees from an accredited technical training institution are preferred. 

Special Requirements:

  • Candidates with like experience in parks and public space operations and maintenance of site and building systems or possess certifications in various trades as required by law, are preferred. 
  • Candidates must be proficient with computer use. 
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean history is required and candidates with a CDL are preferred.  
  • Ability to perform physical labor by lifting objects weighing at least 50 pounds consistently, squatting, bending, etc. are required. 
  • Be available for “stand-by” work on a predetermined basis or as emergency response.
  • Be available to work on some holidays.
  • Work schedule may include evenings and/or weekends.

Compensation / Benefits:                                                                                

Competitive salary of $24.03 - $26.44 hourly ($50,000-$55,000 annually) and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and participation in New York State Retirement System. The position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement between HRPT and Local 30 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO. 

Application Process:

Interested applicants are to submit a resume and cover letter to Kate Yarhouse, Director of Human Resources to:  Indicate Job Code: 2017 Facilities in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

More information on the Hudson River Park is available at:

The Hudson River Park Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at  



  Metro Area New York NY
  Job Location City New York
  Job Location State New York
  Job Location Zip 10014
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: 50000.00 To: 55000.00
  Job Category Maintenance and Janitorial
  Prefered Experience 4 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Oct. 4, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Hudson River Park Trust
  Organizational Focus Government
  Contact Person Kate Yarhouse
  Contact Phone (212) 627-2020
  Contact Fax (212) 627-2021
  Contact Email
  Web Address http://353 West Street, Pier 40, Room 201

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