We are seeking a Pipefitter/Plumber (Tuesday Thru Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm) who Installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs different types of pipe system and associated components in office and academic buildings, student residential areas, and other university owned structures on campus. Performs primarily maintenance and repair and some construction work.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Lays out, installs, maintains, and repairs steam, air, water, gas and chilled water lines; plumbing in lavatories, plant, ground, and floor drains and sewer lines; hydraulic systems and pumps. Uses many different types of materials, i.e., copper, steel, or plastic pipes depending on the project.
Locates, cuts, and drill wall, floors, ceiling and roof openings. Makes cut-ins on mains and lines. Establishes off-sets.
Measures, cuts, bends, threads, and hangs pipe. Makes threaded, flanged, welded, leaded or similar joints.
Makes brackets, hangers, and holding devices to hold pipe in place.
Connects lengths of pipe with fittings with the method depending on the type of pipe used, i.e., with adhesives, soldering fitting in place with a torch, flame cut and burn materials. Using pressure gauges, checks the system to ensure the plumbing works properly.
Dismantles, insulates, and replaces components.
May install glass, non-metallic or corrosive resistant piping and fixtures.
Observes all safety precautions in performing work duties to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.
May be required to be available for 24-hour calls.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school Degree or equivalent.
Three years of relevant experience.
Thorough knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting at an apprentice level to include the following: ability to read blueprints, knowledge of mathematics, safety and local plumbing codes and regulations, different grades and types of pipes, different piping systems, plumbing fixtures, and tools of the trade.
Ability to diagnose and repair plumbing and pipefitting malfunctions.
Current certification in back-flow prevention preferred.
Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
Ability to ascend/descend ladders periodically to perform building maintenance.
Ability to read and write to complete records and maintenance schedule and to read work orders, specifications, and so forth.
Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
Ability to understand follow oral and written instructions.
*This is a Bargaining Unit position. All newly hired employees in Bargaining Unit positions shall be considered
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