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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: December 12, 2018
Departmental Overview Facilities Services (formerly Physical Plant--Campus Services) works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services, People's Park.
Perform maintenance and operation functions on campus irrigation system as assigned.
Provide consultation to the project management as The Expert Trade Person. May consult independently or in conjunction with a Grounds Manager.
The Irrigation Plummer is required to perform the task within the design standards for all irrigation plumbing materials, fixtures and equipment, installed in repairs, renovations and new landscape construction and knowledge of irrigation design.
Journeyman level in pipe installation and repair and maintenance of the various types of piping materials. Fabricate a wide variety of campus irrigation piping system and related components. Operate pipe machine dies and other hand or power tools for proper appropriate treaded fittings or joints on various type of piping materials including copper pipe also on PVC materials, C-900 Pipe, and cast iron mains.
Knowledge of Controllers in Irrigation Electronic Control System. Operate the Irrigation control center computer, read and write program for scheduling the time and duration of the irrigation system and makes reports. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair or replace controller and electronic parts as needed, including electronic modules, flow meters, pressure meters and moisture sensors. Has the knowledge to trouble shoot wires and irrigation solenoids.
Has the ability to safely move supplies and object up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. Demonstrate at all times, good communication skills with campus community, including students, academic personnel and craft personnel in a multi culture environment. Work is assigned by means of verbal and written instructions by Lead person or Supervisor/Manager. Execute all job assignments in a timely manner. Work is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion. Accountable for his or her own actions within work spaces of the University and Campus facilities. Perform all work on a daily basis while conforming with Physical Plant Campus Services policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedure, including Code of Conduct, llPP( Safety & Heath Procedures) Hazardous Materials Communication Program, Health & Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the Physical Plant management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct. Must be available to respond to emergencies on off hours and holiday. Must have at all times a valid California Driver's License. Performed other duties as assigned
Consults Lead/Supervisor/Manager/or project managers who administer requirements and standards for modification projects. Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Able to use information to tract job for job completion. Complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Ability to read information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriates codes. Obtains materials and equipment. Adheres to the Code of Conduct, Health & Safety Policies. Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two way radio. Attends Safety, technical and general meeting.
Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities
Complete job related tasks In a safe manner by adhering to appropriate safety regulations.
Aware of potential hazardous operations and takes appropriate precaution.
Immediate stops work in the event of danger to people or property.
Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
Reports all accidents and or incidents immediately to Lead or Supervisor/Manager for record keeping.
Attends monthly safety Tailgate meeting and/or Safety training meetings
Maintains good working relationships with customers, co-worker and Staff.
Utilizes good judgment in Interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact.
Treats co-workers, Lead, Supervisors/Managers with respect and courtesy
Demonstrates the ability to work in a cooperative manner with co-worker.
Promotes a cooperative team environment
Has a good working relationship with and a complete understandings of the role of students, Faculty, Staff and other PP-CS employee as clients.
Responds to requests for service in a timely manner by meeting stated customer expectations with respect and courtesy.
Achieves and supports organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction.
Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to lead or Supervisor/Manager for resolution and informs customers as needed.
Journeyman level in pipe installation and repair
4 to 5 years Sprinklerfitter apprenticeship or equivalent work experience and demonstrate six year of journeyman experience in a craft-related trade
Demonstrate working knowledge of local, state, and national codes and standards appropriate to the trade
In-depth knowledge of PRV Station, Water Mains, an Irrigation Mainliners.
Knowledge of mapping and expertise at Plan Review
Knowledge of Controllers in Irrigation Electronic Control System
Good communication skills
Ability to read information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriates codes.
Certified for Full Back Flow Prevention by KWWA
Salary & Benefits This is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $42.86 per hour.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.