Hampshire College is accepting applications for a full time plumber/HVAC assistant to join the team in our facilities & grounds department.
The plumber/HVAC assistant provides journeymen level repairs and maintenance to all campus plumbing and heating (where applicable) systems within all college owned, rented or leased facilities. Responsibilities include basic welding skills, assistance with maintaining sprinkler systems, domestic hot water and space heating systems and equipment as assigned; utilizing SDS safety sheets and following proper safety procedures in accordance with college policies and OSHA regulations; coordinating work with other facilities & grounds departments to complete projects and assignments in an organized, professional and timely manner; and answer questions and serve as a technical resource to other staff and management. The plumber/HVAC assistant must stay current with, and adhere to all applicable Massachusetts State, Federal, and local plumbing codes and safety regulations related to plumbing and heating systems to remain in compliance; they must ensure that all staff adheres to the same regulatory and safety codes when working under your direct supervision. The plumber/HVAC assistant must participate in the Facilities & Grounds On-Call Emergency Response Program and be available for after-hours special events if needed. A current Massachusetts Plumber Journeyman License is required.
A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year in plumbing repairs and maintenance is required. Qualified candidate must be able to maintain, manage and prepare reports and records as well as interpret specifications and blueprints in preparation of related project estimates. The plumber/HVAC assistant is required to supply their own hand tools.
Work is both indoors and outdoors and may involve exposure to unpleasant elements and a harsh environment such as extreme temperatures, wind, sunlight, rain, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, chemicals, etc. Candidate must be able to perform heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) for an extended period of time; must be capable of wearing a full body harness for working at heights and in confined spaces; use ladders and lifts; and under certain situations may be required to wear a respirator. This position requires a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to successfully meet the requirements of the Hampshire College driver credentialing policy. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds required.
This is a 40-hour per week, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 765
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.