Bucknell's Utilities Department is seeking an experienced Utilities Technician - Plumber to be responsible for installation, repair/maintenance, inspection and modification of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems. This is a full-time, 12 month, benefits eligible position and reports to the Plumbing Supervisor.
The successful candidate will be hired into either an Utilities Technician I -Plumber or Utilities Technician II - Plumber position based on qualifications and experience.
Duties for Utilities Technician I - Plumber:
Install, maintain and repair campus underground sewage and storm water drainage systems, and underground domestic water and fire prevention systems.
Install, maintain, repair and retrofit plumbing systems and associated fixtures and components.
Install, maintain, repair and modify fire sprinkler/prevention systems to meet building needs as per NFPA.
Perform backflow preventer testing and repair to meet regulatory requirements.
Install, repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping and controls to maintain water chemistry in building closed loop hydronic systems, cooling towers and boiler make-up systems.
Perform maintenance on all campus steam and hydronic systems and associated equipment.
Troubleshoot, maintain, inspect, modify and repair, ventilation systems and air conditioning systems and equipment including fans and fan motors.
Provide support for projects including executing system outages as required and attending project walks-thrus.
Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate good housekeeping habits.
Support and promote the University's sustainability efforts.
Other duties as required.
Duties for level II - All of the above, as well as the following:
Design, lead and execute small plumbing related projects to meet code requirements and University guidelines. Includes developing scope with drawings and cost estimates, specifying and ordering piping, fittings, equipment, etc, coordinating/leading contractors, performing system testing and communicating status to meet timelines.
Provide support for large projects including reviewing drawings and specifications to ensure design meets University guidelines/standards and marking underground utilities. Additionally, coordinate outages related to projects, perform quality assurance inspections and attend project walks-thrus as required.
Maintain spare parts inventory including but not limited to piping, fittings, fixtures, flush valves, circulating pumps, etc. Obtain quotes and generate purchase orders for parts.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop background
Level I - Two years commercial/institutional experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems OR two year technical degree from a qualified technical or trade school with emphasis in Plumbing or HVAC.
Level II - Five years commercial/institutional experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems OR two year technical degree from a qualified technical/trade school with emphasis in HVAC along with three years commercial/institutional experience.
Thorough working knowledge of water, sewage, oil, gas, steam, condensate and fire sprinkler/prevention systems and associated equipment.
Working knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems including hydronic systems and controls, air handlers and associated components and boilers.
Demonstrated ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications to determine layout for plumbing systems.
Thorough working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade as well as applicable federal, state and local health and safety code requirements.
Ability to understand oral and written instructions and procedures.
Ability to work independently and as a team member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate effectively.
Strong customer-focus and time management skills.
A valid driver's license and the ability to drive University vehicles.
Preferred qualifications for level I:
Two year technical degree from a qualified technical or trade school with emphasis in Plumbing or HVAC
Backflow preventer test and repair certification
Knowledge of electrical systems
Additional preferred qualifications for level II:
Associates Degree in a business related field.
Knowledge of University procedures, and experience with integrated databases such as: TMA (work order management), Workday (Human Resources management), and Resource 25 (scheduling).
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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About Bucknell University
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.