JOB POSTING The Plumber position is located at the UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
The selected candidate will be placed at the Step 1 salary rate of $43.75/hr. After six months of satisfactory service, the salary rate will increase to the Step 2 rate of $48.61/hr.
Benefits to working at UC Santa Cruz include:
Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans
UC Retirement Plans
Group Term Life Insurance
Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave
Gym discount at UCSC recreation facilities
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 04-04-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization of the Business and Administrative Services division at UC Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services and facilities, employee housing and capital planning, business and financial analysis, dining services, conference services, early education services, and the Bay Tree Bookstore and ID card services. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
The Facilities unit of CHES provides comprehensive facilities support to over 9,500 student residents in ten colleges and six associated residential communities, as well as seven Dining facilities. The department maintains 186 buildings of 2 million square feet. Facilities employs 45 represented, non-represented career staff, and over 100 student staff positions, and manages an annual budget of approximately $9 million.
The mission of Facilities is to plan for, develop, and maintain a comfortable and safe physical environment for our residents and cost effectively maintain the assets of the campus in a manner that meets the highest standards of the housing and facilities management profession in coordination with other campus facilities units.
Under the general supervision of the Trades and Projects Coordinator, the plumber shall perform the duties of journeyman level plumber, journeyman level shop sheet metal fabricator and installer and journeyman level fitter for underground utilities construction and maintenance.
This position must interact effectively on a daily basis with other facilities staff, college housing staff, student staff, residential customers, and other campus departments.
The incumbent will be cross-trained and able to respond to maintenance needs in various campus housing areas as required.
Basic knowledge of and demonstrated skill in routine plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repair and troubleshooting.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $43.75 / hourly
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Skilled Crafts (K7)
Job Code Classification: 8258 - PLUMBER
Travel: Never or Rarely
85%- Repair and Maintenance
Performs the duties of a journey level plumber to all CHES building systems. Repair, install, adjust, maintain and replace all plumbing fixtures and related piping. Performs roddering, snaking and high- pressure water jet roddering to piping drain systems.
Requires ability to solder, weld, fuse, pipe fit, thread and fabricate. Must have knowledge of existing plumbing codes, able to read blue prints and diagrams and follow written PM programs. Locate and repair issues with water supply lines (e.g. leaks)
Repair or replace broken drainage lines, clogged drains, faucets, etc. Install and maintain gas and liquid heating systems (air-conditioning units, radiators etc.) Installs, repairs, or replaces domestic hot and cold-water lines.
5% - Fitting
Performs the duties of a journey level fitter underground utilities construction and maintenance person.
Performs maintenance repairs and installations on water distribution/regulation systems, natural gas distribution /regulation systems, and sewer systems. Operate tampers, cuts/threads pipe, operates concrete saw cutters, shovel, dig, excavate, backfill.
5% - Design and Fabrication
Performs duties of journey level sheet metal fabricator and installer. Performs duties that require cutting, bending, forming, measuring, laying out patterns, working from blueprints, verbal directions and sketches, and etching, joining and assembling sheet metal in accordance with existing codes.
5% - Safety and Security
Performs safety inspections and routine maintenance on tools and equipment used.
Attends safety and training classes and performs job related tasks in a safe manner. Follows all product and university specific safety procedures when using tools and equipment. Maintains a weekly timesheet.
Effectively employs good interpersonal skills when interacting with members of the campus community. Maintain an inventory of shop materials, supplies and tools.
Experience and or skills equivalent to a qualified journey level plumber.
Ability to maintain, use, repair and install/construct building plumbing systems, gas piping, sewer systems, plumbing fixtures, food service equipment (some by welding), soldering, brazing, sewer and drain piping snakes and rodders and high pressure water jet machinery.
Experience and ability to use high pressure water jet rodders, cable rodders, compressors, pumps, augers, water and gas leak detection instruments, pipeline locators, pipe threading machines and hand tools.
Knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair.
Ability to provide journey level skills to maintain equipment, tools, machinery, piping. Ability to read and fabricate from drawings and blueprints.
Demonstrated knowledge of water distribution and disposal systems in residential and food preparation facilities.
Working knowledge of heating and ventilation systems as well as appliances.
Ability to develop and implement planned maintenance programs.
Knowledge of state and federal uniform plumbing codes, commercial kitchen codes and health codes. Knowledge of CAL OSHA codes.
Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
Ability to use computers, web browser, Word processing, spreadsheets and email and to learn to use a web-based work order management system.
Ability to take initiative, organize, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those within CHES Facilities and other individuals within the University as necessary to successfully conduct assigned tasks and work.
Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization directly or indirectly involved with task and work assignments.
Ability to accommodate changing priorities and complete tasks despite intermittent interruptions.
Ability to be part of a team and foster teamwork by maintaining a cooperative atmosphere and effective working relationships with a diverse population from various cultural backgrounds.
Must be a Journeyman plumber with 4 or more years of experience working in the field in the plumbing industry.
Ability to operationalize and incorporate the concepts of sustainability into daily work efforts.
C-16 Contractor's Fire Protection License.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and will be required to provide a DMV driving record printout at time of interview.
Must possess a valid Backflow Certification, or ability to acquire this certification within 6 months of employment.
Ability to perform work overhead and to perform repetitive tasks.
Ability to work from a stepladders and extension ladders.
Ability to work in confined spaces such as trenches, pits, manholes, attics and tunnels while bending, stooping and or kneeling.
Ability to move or carry materials weighing up to 70 pounds with or without accommodation and assistance of coworkers.
The selected candidate must be available to work scheduled overtime, and be available for emergency overtime as needed.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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