Reporting to Facilities Management – Area Central Management, the Master Plumber Senior transfers Master’s Plumber’s License to employer for permit purposes and is charged with pulling authorized permits for plumbing work performed for Facilities Management – Campus buildings and facilities; Leads in providing technical guidance and training, and tracks corrective and preventative maintenance tasks assigned to apprentices and journeymen plumbers coordination with supervision and training; Performs installations, maintenance, and repairs in UK Campus facilities applicable to projects, plumbing systems, and plumbing equipment: During construction/renovation, designs and installs gas, water, steam, and sanitary fixtures and equipment with their supports, hangers, or foundations; and tests new equipment and systems by allowing water to flow through; Assesses projects and gathers necessary permits; Implements design and oversees preparation and installation of plumbing components and fixtures, including toilets, urinals, faucets, hose bibs, drains, etc., Runs piping; pulls and mounts equipment; Installs, maintains, repairs and replaces domestic hot and cold water lines; steam to hot water exchangers for major building heating systems and pools; pneumatic steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate pipes; Repairs and replaces domestic hot water heat pumps, chilled water pumps, sump pumps, and sewage pumps; Installs, tests, and repairs all sizes of backflow prevention devices; Terminates water and sewer circuits; starts up; and checks out equipment; Repairs, replaces, and/or maintains older, pre-existing plumbing systems and equipment; Leads others in troubleshooting efforts and repairs; Diagnoses problems and applies critical thinking in the process of repairing or remedying the issue(s); Analyzes and solves problems with various plumbing; steam, water, and gas distribution systems; Interprets schematics, prints, and oral instructions for plumbing applications; and creates or provides plans for subcontractor work; Interprets plumbing and mechanical situations to determine process failure, process need, and process improvement; Researches catalogs and vendor services for complex and/or customized system retrofits; and Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes.
MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; and SAP.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Valid Master Plumbers License – State of Kentucky.
High School / GED + 8 Years Associate's Degree / Technical Diploma + 6 Years — Preferred.
Minimum of five years' experience in performing the full range of tasks associate with the repair, replacement, or construction of piping systems in the plumbing trade; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Master Plumber’s License issued under the authority of the State of Kentucky.
Valid Driver’s License preferred.
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