Plumbing Trades Specialist Lead II - Facilities & Services06492
The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Plumbing Trades Specialist Lead II position. This position will perform lead journeyman level plumbing, installation, and repair work across campus.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Function as a team leader, providing guidance to journeyman, trades workers, and any other support personnel as required
Make work assignments for the crew to ensure proper quality work is completed in a timely fashion and complete daily reports on progress.
Ensure that proper safety procedures, equipment, and personal protective gear is used with performing job duties.
Receive work orders and interface with Work Control, supervisor, managers, and requesting party to finalize project needs and scope.
Read and review prints on new and existing building projects for repair or construction; develop as-built sketches of completed projects.
Determine and make recommendations on the needs of projects in regard to crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, paperwork, etc.
Develop requisitions for parts, supplies, etc. from warehouse and vendors, ensuring timely delivery and sequencing.
Install, maintain, repair and overhaul steam distribution systems up to 250 PSI consisting of steam traps, pressure relief valves, condensate returns, expansion joints, steam rated valves, and pressure regulating valves.
Install, maintain, and repair lavatory sinks, water closets, fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, etc.
Repair, maintain, and install high- and low-pressure gas systems such as compressed air, natural gas, nitrogen, oxygen, and gas fire extinguishing systems.
Operate test equipment to inspect and diagnose piping systems, steam traps, heat exchangers, and vales, as well as hand tools and power equipment.
Perform general maintenance duties, as needed, either in relation to normal journeyman responsibilities or assisting other trades, such as low level electrical connections, lighting, sheet metal fabrication, painting, carpentry, etc.
Pay Grade: 15
Job requires broad trade knowledge or specific technical education received from a formal registered apprentice or vocational training program of up to 18 months beyond high school
At least two (2) years of related experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered\
Knowledge of local, state, and federal codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction
Knowledge of basic principles in areas of blueprint reading, general mathematics, applied chemistry, and physics
Valid driver's license required for driving state vehicles around campus
Physical requirements include the ability to:
Perform extremely strenuous lifting of items weighing more than 75 pounds
Perform deep bending, climbing, and/or working in difficult positions for long periods of time
Climb heights more than 10 feet
Work in inclement weather conditions, as well as extremely hot or cold areas, such as steam tunnels or coolers
Use excellent hand to eye coordination and to hear and interpret sounds in work areas
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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