Plumber, 2 Openings, Temporary Sonoma State University
Job ID: 104549 Location: Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA) Full/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Department Name Facilities Administration
Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $5,211 to $6,729 a month. Starting salary placement will not exceed $5,645 a month. Upon appointment, employees with 0.75 or greater time base, but do not meet other criteria for full benefits, will be eligible for medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The same type of coverage will be offered to hourly intermittent employees, who work an average of 130 hours or more per month, after an evaluation period defined by the ACA.
Application Deadline This position is open until filled.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, temporary, non-exempt position scheduled from mid-May to late-August. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to the Lead Housing Operations Manager, with additional lead work direction provided from other members of the Facilities Management team, it is the responsibility of the Plumber to install, maintain and repair water, waste and gas systems at Sonoma State University. The position completes routine work orders, remodeling projects and responds to emergencies in campus buildings and university owned properties. Working independently, under general supervision, or as a member of a team, the Plumber performs complex duties associated with commercial and industrial systems as well as completes routine repairs to residential fixtures.
Working under general supervision, the Plumber's major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following;
Plumbing Repairs, Installations and Modifications - Maintain, repair or replace both commercial and residential plumbing fixtures and equipment at the campus and at university owned properties. Examples include, but are not limited to, faucets, drinking fountains, shower valves, toilets, urinals, flushometers, garbage disposals, circulation pumps, pressure regulators, back flow preventers and fan coil units, water boilers, on-demand water heaters and related plumbing piping and mechanical. - Free blockages in drainage systems ranging from 3/4' to 4'. Assist contracted commercial vendors with the identification of sewer systems and storm drains for periodic augering on a semi-annual basis. - Replace non-rebuildable tubing and valves, damaged/deteriorated waste piping and broken supply lines for chilled water, hot water, and domestic water. - Install new gas service to buildings and extend existing service as needed for the installation of new or relocated equipment. Perform connections for appliances, forced air units, water heaters and commercial kitchen appliances - Install, maintain and repair copper, cast iron, plastic, steel, transite and clay supply, waste and distribution systems. - Work in concert with the Trades group on large projects and respond as needed to perform plumbing and related tasks as the timing of projects dictate. May be required to instruct and supervise students assigned to assist in the performance of plumbing related duties. - Fabricate sheet metal fixtures and perform welding, brazing and soldering services for the Department.
Purchasing/Recordkeeping - Research and provide as necessary the prices and availability of all products, fixtures and services related to the plumbing trade. -Maintain an inventory of regularly used parts and fittings in the plumbing shop. - Keep all records, warrantees, manuals, blueprints, drawings and vendor information in a logical, concise and readily available manner. - Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems
Consulting and Plan Review - Act as a resource for the department in the review of plans and specifications prior to new construction, remodels and related projects. - Assist Facilities personnel with the inspection, review and approval of public works projects on campus and make recommendations in the best interests of the university.
Miscellaneous - Attend and participate in trades meeting, university sponsored workshops, quality circle meetings and related functions as requested by the appropriate supervisor. - Keep and submit simple attendance reports on a daily and monthly basis.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place primarily in campus buildings and dorms located in various locations on the Sonoma State University campus. Work may require working in confined spaces. Work will be performed both inside and outside campus buildings, in periods of inclement or hot weather. Typical hours for the position are aligned with standard campus hours Monday through Friday, actual work hours may vary on occasion to support department needs. Overtime, evening, weekend, early mornings, holidays, and other non-standard times may be required and will be specified only by the appropriate administrator to meet operational needs. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. Working during the campus graduation period may be required.
Qualifications This position requires the incumbent to perform abilities normally acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumber's apprenticeship program. Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and repair of plumbing, waste and gas distribution systems. Requires knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes. The ability to weld and fabricate metal in a variety of thicknesses and media as well as certification in asbestos abatement would be desirable.
Must have the ability to read, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications and to provide rough sketches of work and estimates of materials and labor for building alterations and special projects. The ability to effectively interact with fellow tradespeople and provide supervision for assigned staff and or/student assistants is expected. Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; prepare standard reports; read and write at the level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. The incumbent must possess good customer service skills; ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively in a team environment or as an individual; to accept constructive feedback; establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents; ability to prioritize and perform work effectively; and the ability to meet deadlines. Must also possess the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license and have the ability to drive and operate motor vehicles and equipment. Requires physical ability to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; crouch; work at a keyboard, bend, stoop, lift, and move goods and/or tools weighing up to 75 pounds a distance of 10 to 15 feet. Must successfully pass a pre-placement physical.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.