Posting Summary: Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.
The Utility Systems Welder provides technical support and performs welding and cutting on a variety of metals including carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and plastics such as HDPE, PE, and PVC. Duties include repairing, maintaining, and installing steam, condensate, heating hot water, chilled water, domestic water, storm, sanitary sewer, waste stacks, vents, plumbing fixtures, gas, and similar systems; pipefitting; welding to ANSI/ASTM B31.1 X-ray standard for heating distribution piping and other applications; fabricating containers and structural supports; and general work on equipment or systems in plants, steam tunnels, and the utility infrastructure.
A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of four years of pipe welding experience is required. Welding experience on hydronic systems is highly preferred. A valid driver's license, with a positive points balance is also required. Ability to interpret drawings and have an understanding of various pipe distribution systems is essential. The ability to pass ASME Section 9 B31.1 X-Ray welding test is required, as well as the ability to weld using GTAW, SMAW, GMAW processes. Demonstrated knowledge of plasma cutting, cutting torches, soldering and silver soldering, as well as rigging pipe and associated materials to successfully complete projects is essential. A Welding X-Ray certification is preferred.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624423 and complete an application. A cover letter and resume are also recommended. This posting is open until filled.
For questions about this position please contact Eirine Vlavianos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of four years of pipe welding experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Welding experience on hydronic systems.
Required License or Certification: Driver's License, with a positive points balance.
Preferred License or Certification: Welding X-Ray Certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to interpret drawings.
Understanding of various pipe distribution systems.
Ability to pass ASME Section 9 B31.1 X-Ray Welding Test.
Ability to weld using GTAW, SMAW, GMAW processes.
Demonstrated knowledge of plasma cutting, cutting torches, soldering and silver soldering.
Demonstrated knowledge of rigging pipe and associated materials to successfully complete projects.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Outlook.
Internal Number: 353_85960
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.