Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Steamfitter performs skilled work in assembling, installing, repairing and maintaining high and low pressure steam hot water systems, as well as general plumbing duties when required.
Responsibilities and Duties
Installs, repairs, and maintains heat radiation units, coal, gas and oil fired steam boilers and piping, regulating and controlling devices, valves, steam trap, pressure reducers, coils, pumps, power plant piping systems, pneumatic control systems, etc.
Ensures installation and repair of systems and equipment adhere to code requirements and specifications.
Cuts, bends, threads, welds, or brazes iron, steel, copper or plastic pipe.
Tests for leaks. Packs expansion joints, valves and pumps.
Perform routine and emergency maintenance, as shift requires.
Assist other mechanics performing night shift operations as needed.
Provides guidance and training in steamfitting work to maintenance personnel as required.
Qualifications and Skills
High School diploma or equivalent with four years of responsibly progressive experience in the trade.
Must possess valid MD Driver's license or equivalent.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying the theory, thermodynamic principles, methods, and techniques used in the steamfitting trade. General knowledge of and skill in a variety of semi-skilled building construction or maintenance and repair practices and techniques used in the trade areas where assigned. Must follow safety practices and procedures related to the assigned trade areas. General knowledge and skill in the use of tools and equipment of the trade. Skill in inspection and making adjustments, repairs and replacements to building fixtures and mechanical equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, to communicate effectively, to prepare estimates of time and material required for assigned work; to apply quality and safety standards, to complete logs and prepare records and reports, to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment or machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; manipulate heavy equipment, tools, supplies and /or exert for up to 70lbs. Must be able work in hazardous or irritation environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions. Must wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Salary and Benefits
$22.19/hr and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).