Position Summary: Under the leadership of a Foreperson or other supervisor designated by the Director of Technical Services, the plumber is responsible for performing all types of plumbing and pipefitting work involved with the installation, repair, maintenance, construction, renovation and inspection of piping, heating, cooling and all other related systems and equipment.
Essential Functions: 1. Maintenance, Installation and Repair: Performs functions including but not limited to plumbing and pipefitting related to the installation, repair, maintenance and inspection of plumbing systems and equipment. When required, will reference details from engineering and architectural blueprints, drawings and specifications. Will perform work related to installation, repair, maintenance and inspection of pipes, water lines, sanitary lines, drains, gas, air and other supply lines, heating, cooling and process systems, pumps, appliances, toilets, sinks, showers, radiators and all other related auxiliaries. Removes clogs and stoppages from waste pipes and drains, replaces worn or faulty related parts. Must possess the ability to operate and use power and hand tools pertaining to the plumbing/pipefitting craft. Operates, maintains and repairs all related plumbing systems and equipment including but not limited to water treatment systems and swimming pools. Troubleshoots problems to isolate and repair faults and defects in piping, connections, fixtures and other plumbing systems and equipment, using the appropriate testing instruments, tools and personal protective equipment. Will maintain logs and record readings and other operating data, which are required for normal maintenance and preventative maintenance schedules. Operates, stores, safeguards equipment, materials, tools and supplies. Will actively participate in projects and will complete them in a timely and quality driven fashion. When necessary, the individual will prepare simple written reports and keep records of equipment, materials, supplies, time and work completed. Will safeguard the confidentiality of university personnel records, files, fiscal data, correspondence and similar confidential materials. 2. Safety: The Plumber will adhere to the university’s safety policies and procedures and maintain the campus and their work areas in a safe, clean, organized and well maintained condition. Will have general knowledge of safety precautions and of potential hazardous conditions. Must possess the knowledge and application of the National Plumbing and local codes. When possible, will remediate hazardous and unsafe conditions. Will report any unsafe conditions or any damage to equipment or buildings, to their supervisor or manager.
Prerequisite Qualifications: Must have graduated from high school, vocational school or possess an approved high school equivalence certificate, with Five (5) years of related experience in the plumbing field with a wide knowledge of industry standard practices and methods for installation and repair of water and sanitary lines, pipes, plumbing systems and equipment. Must be available and capable of performing emergency plumbing work. Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and overtime. Must possess the ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions. Ability to move, lift or exert force sometimes over 100 pounds on equipment, materials and tools. Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time, climb any type of extension or other ladder, balance, reach, stoop, kneel and stretch within limited size and potentially dangerous areas including roofs, attic and crawl spaces. Able to work inside and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions. Able to work in extreme cold and heat conditions.