Position Title: Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter)
Posting Number: C220003
Salary Range: $44,354
This position is located within the Facilities Department at the University. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for :
Install plumbing systems
Plan and layout of piping systems and new fixture installation
Repair of plumbing and steam systems including troubleshooting plumbing and heating systems/equipment using BMS systems
Work with other plumber/steamfitters as well as semi-skilled and unskilled employees in small group projects
Read blueprints, plan, and layout work procedures to make repairs and plan new installations or alterations to existing installations of high and low pressure pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases.
Collect the relevant information to estimate labor and material requirements for routine work and projects.
Diagnose malfunctions in fixtures or equipment and uses appropriate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauges to determine cause and location of trouble.
Support the growing plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system maintenance needs of the campus community.
Lead a group of maintenance assistants and maintenance helpers.
Repair, maintains and installs plumbing fixtures and appliances such as sinks, shower baths, commodes, drinking fountains, gas and water meters, gas hot water heaters and other appliance and heating systems.
Must at a journey level have a working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and steam fitting trade. Must understand and apply plumbing codes.
Outstanding Benefits Package
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
To qualify for this position, you must have one or more of the following:
Successful completion of NYS two-year Plumber & Steamfitter Traineeship or NYS two-year plumbing training program;
Successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program;*
Four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year for year basis.
*Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on the job training.
EPA Universal Certification
Fall Arrest training
Confined Space Training
OEM Boiler Certification
Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with Siemens (Apogee) or Andover (continuum) BMS systems
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.