As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.HMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift PLUMBER/PIPE/STEAMFITTER LEAD. This employee would be responsible for assigning and leading work at a project or job location, instructing other assigned plumbers, correcting and specifying methods, and performing plumbing, steam fitting, and pipe fitting work. A summary of the Plumber/Pipe/Steamfitter Lead responsibilities:
Perform all duties of a Plumber/Pipe/Steamfitter.
Inspect and diagnose malfunctions; repair, maintain, and test plumbing, heating, and other process piping systems; clear plugged waste lines.
Remove, replace, or install all types of plumbing fixtures such as water closets, sinks, drinking fountains, showers, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment.
Maintain and repair valves, traps, etc. as related to position.
Maintain and repair piping, steam, water, air, gas, and draining systems; install service, valves, dishwashers, stills, heat exchangers, and coils.
Respond to emergency situations related to position.
Construct various types of pipe joints for high or low pressure systems, including threading, brazing, and soldering.
Cut, fit, fabricate, and assemble a wide variety of articles, materials, and devices including steel, copper, brass, glass, plastic, cast iron, corrosion-resistant pipe, and tile.
Maintain and repair autoclaves.
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.
Co-ordinate work of craft persons. Review work orders for completions. View job sites and make suggestions for completion of tasks;
Maintain computerized maintenance management system programs for Preventative Maintenance scheduling, operations and projects;
Respond to client concerns dealing with operations, maintenance, and alterations projects. Maintain client relations;
Prepare Order Requests for material, parts, tools and equipment purchases and maintain an adequate inventory;
Meet with craft personnel concerning tasks and problems. Participate in committees overseeing safety and regulatory compliance;
Give input to Supervisor and/ or Department management staff concerning activities, structure and direction of work unit. Provide support during Supervisor's absence;
As a team member, work with supervisors, plumbers, and other trades in developing, planning and performing preventive maintenance, repairs, and alterations. Verifies information, makes corrections and recommends improvement to the preventive maintenance data/procedures;
Communicate with all customers to promote successful customer relations;
Keep inventory of parts commonly used for repair of various medical and building equipment;
Work with customer to make recommendations on the purchase of new equipment;
Work with outside vendors in support of the purchase of material, equipment and supplies;
As built and verify new construction and remodel jobs, including contract and inside work. Update and maintain Plumbing Drawing Library;
Update and maintain plumbing database including data entry;
Investigate, verify, and create documentation for existing systems throughout the Medical Center;
Assist in planning and coordinating plumbing shutdowns for maintenance or construction;
Inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, and tests plumbing, heating, cooling, and other process piping systems; clears plugged waste lines;
Removes, replaces or installs all types of plumbing fixtures such as water closets, sinks, drinking fountains, showers, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment.
Maintains and repairs piping, tanks and pressure vessels for fuels, steam, water, air, gases, drain and waste systems; installs, services, repairs and adjusts pumps, ejectors, valves, dishwashers, stills, heat exchangers, and coils.
Installation, testing, repair and maintenance of Medical Gas System, Fire Protection Systems, and annual testing of back-flow prevention devices.
Install fittings, hangers, anchors, and guides.
Order materials and supplies as required.
May insulate pipes and equipment.
Drive motor vehicle as required.
Lead apprentices or helpers as assigned.
Average 50% hands on trades work;
Respond to off-hour emergencies;
Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel;
Read and interpret plans, blueprints and sketches.
May perform work in other trades;
Performs related duties as required.As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page. Minimum Requirements:One-year, full-time experience as a journey plumber/pipefitter/steamfitter or equivalent trade skill. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Examination Requirements:A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.
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 undergraduate 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.