This is highly responsible work performing skilled tasks in building and facility plumbing systems. Primary expertise will be in plumbing/mechanical maintenance, installations, and design and will act as lead on all Robert Morris University Plumbing System Projects. This position insures that all plumbing systems are properly maintained and are in proper operating condition. Work is performed under the general supervision of the department management. This position requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.
1. Provides leadership to less skilled employees who are assigned to assist on projects. Consistently makes proper decisions that ensure work is completed in accordance with project guidelines set by management, and that the project is completed with a high degree of efficiency.
2. Performs maintenance, repairs and installation on all building and facility systems and equipment such as: plumbing components, fixtures, and/or plumbing systems including main gas lines and water lines, backflow preventers, opening clogged sinks, showers and toilets, repairing faucets in accordance with established work order maintenance, and preventative maintenance schedules. Performs work according to manufacturer’s specifications, department guidelines, trade practices, blueprints, shop drawings and schematics.
3. Inspects buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain required repairs and make recommendations to management.
4. May be required to assist with maintaining files of utility and building systems diagrams generated from field investigations.
5. Required to assist and to perform other maintenance oriented functions including electrical repairs, carpentry repairs, painting, and HVAC.
6. Moves furniture and completes set-ups and teardowns for University functions and outside rental groups.
7. Receives and unloads delivery trucks.
8. Performs snow removal work by using hand tools to remove snow and ice from steps, walks and ramps. Ability to operate equipment such as salt spreaders, skid steers, tractors and trucks to remove snow and ice from walks, ramps, roads and parking lots.
9. Must be able to attend seminars, conferences, and training sessions related to craft, and must be able to demonstrate and utilize the knowledge gained through this training.
10. Maintains a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor.
11. Responds to emergency calls from all campus locations.
12. Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
1. High school diploma or GED required.
2. Minimum of ten years’ experience working with plumbing systems.
3. Strong plumbing background with a Journeyman Plumber License and DOT Gas Certification License. Local 95 Stationary Engineers license preferred.
4. Must have a valid driver’s license, as well as the ability to drive vehicles with standard transmissions.
5. Knowledge of all tools, materials, methods and hazards of the trade. Skilled in the use of all tools of the trade.
6. Knowledge of local and national codes as applicable to work.
7. Strong background in blueprint reading.
8. Must work outside in all types of weather, and at times, in unpleasant areas, must clean spills of various substances including body fluids and chemical substances.
9. Maintenance coverage is 24/7 – 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods.
10. Maintains an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Ability to report to work during any University closings. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
11. Must adhere to all University and department policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a letter of interest and an attached resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure proper processing, applicants must use the following subject line format:
First Name Last Name – Position Reference Number
Example: Bob Morris - 123456
This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the employee holding this job. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform with the University’s Policy of Ethical Practice and the following: perform quality work within deadlines with/without direct supervision; interact professionally with other employees, students, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor; and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating/coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
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