Posting Summary: Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.
The Plumber Steamfitter Senior acts as first line leader and provides leadership for the plumbing team in the Health System. The incumbent provides hands on maintenance and repair while ensuring quality services are provided at reasonable costs. Guide the plumbing team so services are provided in accordance with the Mission and Values statement and Facilities Management Performance Standards.
**This posting will fill two positions: one in Renovations and one in Zone 3**
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Not a Requirement
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of four years of experience at a journey level
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Required License or Certification: Journey plumbing license
Preferred License or Certification: Master Plumbing License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Considerable knowledge of all aspects of plumbing operations. 2. Considerable skill in the use of plumbing tools. 3. Demonstrated ability to read and work blueprints, to diagnose and repair water and steam lines and to work from ladders and scaffolds in confined areas. 4. Demonstrated ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair water and steam systems. 5. Demonstrated ability to lead a group of workers. 6. Reading, writing, and verbal communication skills. 7. Ability to use computers and associated applications for time tracking and documentation of work. 8. Ability to work overtime which could include nights and weekends and the ability to respond on an emergency basis as needed.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.