The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.
Job Duties: Position provides service to the entire University community, including preventative maintenance, repair, modification, and testing of existing plumbing systems and installation of new equipment and piping. A Journeyman or Master Plumber license from the State of Wisconsin is required. This position will function as a member of Facilities Management providing customer service and relations to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ by June 25, 2017. Applicants must provide a resume; contact information for three professional references; and a cover letter addressing 1) the projects you have worked on including dates and your role in the project; 2) any experience as a maintenance plumber, service plumber, foreman or project leader; and 3) your Journeyman or Master Plumber license number. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. The selected candidate must be able to pass a post-offer pre-employment screen and hold a valid driver’s license to obtain Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles. A six-month probationary period is required. Candidate must obtain a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester or Cross-Connection Control Tester license within six months of hire. Starting rate of pay is $38.11 to $39.34 per hour, depending on leave time selected.
Inquiries should be addressed to Mark Gillis, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at email@example.com.
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be a licensed journey or master plumber by the State of Wisconsin.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and be authorized via Risk Management to drive a university vehicle upon appointment.
Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices of the plumbing trade.
Thorough knowledge of state plumbing codes.
Thorough knowledge of major types of plumbing installations, common and unusual breakdowns, and standard repair procedures.
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the plumbing trade.
Ability to read, interpret and work from plans, blueprints, drawings and sketches.
Ability to perform physical labor including: heavy lifting, bending, stooping, twisting and other motions.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester or Cross Connection Control Tester license required within six months of hire.
Employees are expected to be flexible in the performance of their job functions and to communicate openly with supervisors and co-workers, other departments and University staff.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, in person or over the telephone, with or without the use of auxiliary aids, in order to convey information.
Ability to use experience and knowledge to provide recommendations and basic estimates for material and labor on projects.
Experience with commercial water softener and RO system maintenance preferred.
Ability to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment screen.
Be available to occasionally work hours in excess of the normal shift (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), as needed.