Incumbent must have a working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and steam fitting trade. Must be proficient in the understanding and application of relevant plumbing codes and be able to read/interpret blue prints. Responsibilities will include: installation of plumbing systems; planning and layout of piping systems and new fixture installation; repair of plumbing and steam systems including troubleshooting plumbing and heating systems/equipment. Candidate must be able to supervise/lead other plumber/steamfitters as well as semi-skilled and unskilled employees in small group projects.
Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions. Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
Successful completion of a NYS two-year Plumber & Steamfitter Traineeship or NYS two-year plumbing training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year for year basis.
*Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on the job training
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