The Plumber I position is a full-time, apprentice-level, position working under the guidance of the campus Master Plumber. The key functions of this position include, but are not limited to assisting with inspections, repairs, and maintenance of major plumbing systems across campus, including industrial pump systems, domestic water systems, and residential water systems.
The ideal candidate provides cost effective, efficient, reliable, maintenance service in preserving and upgrading the integrity of the campus facilities with minimal disruption to building occupants. They have experience working in a team environment and displays a "can-do" attitude.
Salary: $15.75 to $18.00 per hour
Assists to operate, maintain, calibrate, lubricate, replace expendable parts and repairs building systems (plumbing, water treatment, pneumatic systems, etc.)
Assists with repairs and replaces parts as needed
Assists with maintaining necessary logs or inputs information into facilities management system to track and report all activities
Provides feedback and recommendations to supervisor as to possible improvements or modifications to building systems
Ensures all work orders are completed on schedule and within provided time and cost estimates
Provides support for after hour call outs and at university events
Performs all other duties as assigned
HS Diploma or equivalent
6 months related plumbing maintenance experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional setting including limited advanced trade experience
Basic analytical and problem-solving skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Basic prioritization and time management skills
Licensing or Certification in Plumbing
Trade school certification in an appropriate technical field or apprenticeship training program or ability to enroll in a program within 6 months of hire
Two years of related experience in one or more of the following: preventive and predictive maintenance, general construction and facility maintenance, plumbing, pneumatic systems and associated equipment, mechanical equipment operation, and/or troubleshooting and repair
Valid Texas Driver's License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past 5 years
Computer literacy to allow for interface with computerized maintenance management systems
Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings and schematics
Must be able to lift loads no greater than 50 lbs
Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work around confined areas with piping and wiring obstructions, as needed, to access equipment.
Requires moderate to heavy physical activity, including bending, stooping, climbing, balancing, standing, and walking up to 8 hours per day. Occasionally required to enter utility tunnels and confined spaces
Requires exposure to high-pressure boilers and steam piping, high voltage electricity, high noise levels, rotating and other potentially dangerous equipment
Requires work in mechanical rooms, tunnels, labs, attics, crawl spaces, non-conditioned spaces, and dusty, dirty, and wet conditions.
Requires personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety shoes, and safety glasses
Work Hours and Travel:
After hours work may be required or other work outside the regular schedule may be needed
Available on a continuous "on call" basis for response to problems and emergencies that affect campus operations
May require periodic travel to classes, conferences, and vendor sites as needed
This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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