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M - F; 6:55am - 3:25pm
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Plumber / Pipe / Steamfitter.
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level plumbing work in the maintenance, repair and construction of a wide variety of complex and sophisticated plumbing systems
Inspect, diagnose malfunctions; repair, maintain, test and inspect backflow devices, heating, cooling, and other process piping systems; clear plugged waste lines
Remove and replace or install all types of plumbing fixtures, such as water closets, sinks, drinking fountains, showers, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment
Maintain and repair piping, tanks, and pressure vessels for fuels, steam, water, air, gas, and draining systems; install, service, repair and adjust pumps, ejectors, valves, dishwashers, stills, heat exchangers and coils
Construct various types of pipe joints for high or low-pressure systems, including threading, brazing, soldering, welding or lead-wiping of joints
Cut, fit, fabricate, and assemble a wide variety of articles, materials, and devices, including steel, copper, brass, glass, plastic, cast iron, corrosion-resistant pipe, tile, concrete and transite
Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches; construct, lay out or plan piping assemblies with respect to walls, structures, and other obstructions, allowing for expansion and contraction and alignment in accordance with pipefitting practice
Work with Lead to discuss any proposed project changes before construction
May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs
Operate vehicles and machinery such as vans and trucks
Load and unload materials and supplies
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and equipment
Communicate and collaborate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners to facilitate work
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP)
Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC
Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas Systems)
Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled
Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community
Drive University vehicles to attend meetings or transport equipment and personnel
Perform other duties as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is required
Must Possess Core Competencies:
Personal integrity and trustworthiness
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
Responsible and accountable
Organizational skills and attention to details
Positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude
Professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous
Professional work ethic
Promotes a safe work environment
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a plumber/pipefitter/steamfitter,
OR full journey status as a plumber/pipefitter/steamfitter in a union,
OR four years' applicable work experience
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required
Additional requirements include:
Washington State Department of Health Backflow Assembly Tester Certification or obtain certification within 120 days of employment
Seattle Fire Department Confidence Testing Certification (AS-3) or obtain certification within 120 days of employment
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team
Demonstrated excellence in effective verbal and written communication skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated successful experience with basic computer technology
Experience in plumbing maintenance of institutional, industrial and/or commercial environments
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Journey-level Plumber Certification
Experience in steam distribution/heat exchangers and closed loop piping systems in an institutional, industrial or commercial environment
Possession of a valid Washington State driver's license.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ability to efficiently and effectively travel locally to alternate work sites as needed. Commercial Driver's License may be required.
Approved footwear must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job
Ability to lift and move heavy materials is required
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures
Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment
Must be able to work in all weather conditions
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the UW Medical Center
Regular and predictable attendance is required
May be required to accept variable work shift
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.