Plumbers will perform general plumbing maintenance, new and re-worked plumbing for remodeling projects and preventative plumbing maintenance as assigned by the residential management staff. These duties to include, but not limited to, all types of plumbing repairs, minor steam line repairs and re-routing, natural gas pipe repairs and re-routing, storm and sewage line maintenance and repairs and preventative maintenance within various University owned properties. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings or properties.
Perform plumbing repairs and plumbing upgrades. To include sinks, faucets, radiator valves, and traps, toilets, bathtubs, drain lines, water supply lines, and natural gas line risers. Lays out, installs, repairs, or maintains pipelines for water, gas, or compressed air.Â Installs and maintains appliances such as hot water heaters, pumps, sump, and sewage pumps and ejectors.
Support residential building maintenance and property management team with ongoing plumbing repairs and upgrades.Â
Replaces drain tile when required.
Provide preventative maintenance as directed.Â
Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed. Maintains a safe and clean work area.
Provide emergency repairs to leaking, loose, clogged, or plumbing components in disrepair.Â Tests for gas leaks in existing or new installations.
Help create sustainable building standards for current code and efficiency standards.Â Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment and completes required University training related to job duties as deemed necessary.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
Completion of job-related apprenticeship or equivalent vocational training preferred.
Completion of job-related apprenticeship program preferred.
Advanced job-related training programs preferred.
Minimum of 5 years journeymen plumber experience required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driverâ™s license and current vehicle insurance required.
Current City of Chicago Plumberâ™s License and knowledge of current local codes preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Experience in maintenance and plumbing on older building plumbing systems preferred.
Knowledge of Hyde Park, and University of Chicago preferred.
Knowledge of computer programs and Micro Soft office software required.
Experience in brazing and soldering required.
Experience in reading and interpreting documents required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.Â
Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
Must be capable of working at heights as required.
Must be able to enter and work within tight spaces.
Must be able to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures.
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