Journey-level skilled trade worker responsible for the full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, specialty gas, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems. Incumbent maintains, troubleshoots and test plumbing systems, including backflow prevention devices; assembles, installs and repairs pumps, pipes, fittings, and fixtures; cuts, threads and welds pipes; assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of a variety of metals and materials; manages lab utilities; advises on the selection, ordering and storage of plumbing equipment and supplies; inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspects related work performed by contractors; estimates cost, time and materials for plumbing projects; participates in the maintenance and operations of trades shop; maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures; maintains a safe and clean work environment; maintains records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; and consults and work with other trades workers. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.
Under limited direction, incumbent performs the full range of skilled journey-level plumbing work which may include instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
High school graduate/GED or equivalent experience
+ 1 year of trade vocational education or standard plumberâ™s apprenticeship program
Gas tungsten arc welding certificate
Gas metal and flux cored arc welding certificate
Shielded metal arc welding certificate
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
This position requires constant seeing and touching/feeling.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.