Plumbing Trades Specialist Lead II - Facilities & Services 16518
The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Plumbing Trades Specialist Lead II position. This position will perform lead journeyman level plumbing, installation, and repair work across campus.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Function as a team leader, providing guidance to journeyman, trades workers, and any other support personnel as required
Make work assignments for the crew to ensure proper quality work is completed in a timely fashion and complete daily reports on progress.
Ensure that proper safety procedures, equipment, and personal protective gear is used with performing job duties.
Receive work orders and interface with Work Control, supervisor, managers, and requesting party to finalize project needs and scope.
Read and review prints on new and existing building projects for repair or construction; develop as-built sketches of completed projects.
Determine and make recommendations on the needs of projects in regard to crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, paperwork, etc.
Develop requisitions for parts, supplies, etc. from warehouse and vendors, ensuring timely delivery and sequencing.
Install, maintain, repair and overhaul steam distribution systems up to 250 PSI consisting of steam traps, pressure relief valves, condensate returns, expansion joints, steam rated valves, and pressure regulating valves.
Install, maintain, and repair lavatory sinks, water closets, fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, etc.
Repair, maintain, and install high- and low-pressure gas systems such as compressed air, natural gas, nitrogen, oxygen, and gas fire extinguishing systems.
Operate test equipment to inspect and diagnose piping systems, steam traps, heat exchangers, and vales, as well as hand tools and power equipment.
Perform general maintenance duties, as needed, either in relation to normal journeyman responsibilities or assisting other trades, such as low level electrical connections, lighting, sheet metal fabrication, painting, carpentry, etc.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.
Pay Grade: 15, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Job requires broad trade knowledge or specific technical education received from a formal registered apprentice or vocational training program of up to 18 months beyond high school
At least two (2) years of related experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered\
Knowledge of local, state, and federal codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction
Knowledge of basic principles in areas of blueprint reading, general mathematics, applied chemistry, and physics
Valid driver's license required for driving state vehicles around campus
Valid WV State Plumber's License (Journeyman)
Physical requirements include the ability to:
Perform extremely strenuous lifting of items weighing more than 75 pounds
Perform deep bending, climbing, and/or working in difficult positions for long periods of time
Climb heights more than 10 feet
Work in inclement weather conditions, as well as extremely hot or cold areas, such as steam tunnels or coolers
Use excellent hand to eye coordination and to hear and interpret sounds in work areas
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 30, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 224164
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.