Under minimal supervision the Maintenance Engineer A (Plumber) is responsible for Journeyman A level plumbing work including construction, repair and installation of various plumbing systems, equipment and fixtures.
Working Conditions:Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after a 90-day probationary period. Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weights, climb and descend ladders, and work in hot, cold, cramped and confined quarters. Ability to work safely and at heights on ladders, lifts and scaffolding. Dexterity necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials. Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Installs, repairs, and maintains plumbing systems which include water supply piping, drain piping and vent lines;
Installs, repairs, and maintains process piping systems and associated equipment;
Installs, repairs, maintains, and tests back flow preventers;
Installs and repairs reverse osmosis and distilled water piping;
Installs, repairs, and maintains building fire sprinkler systems;
Maintains and tests fire lines and standpipes;
Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; maintains records of work performed and parts used;
Other duties as assigned;
Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Valid City of Chicago Plumbing License;
Valid Illinois CCCD License;
High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Training and/or developmental experience equivalent to full apprenticeship in plumbing with a minimum of four years relevant and related work experience;
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices;
Must be able to pour lead joints and work with polypropylene and glass pipe;
Excellent knowledge of plumbing codes;
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, webmail and PeopleSoft;
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose.
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed.
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities.
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
7-9 years advanced plumbing work.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time.
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings.
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35489
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.