Job No: 497046 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Facilities, Other
This position is responsible for installation, repair/maintenance, inspection and modification of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems. Equipment responsibilities include but not limited to underground and above ground domestic water, storm and sewage systems, pumps, water heaters, boilers, cooling towers and pertinent heating, air conditioning and ventilations systems. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Plumbing Supervisor.
Job Duties: Install, maintain and repair campus underground sewage and storm water drainage systems, and underground domestic water and fire prevention systems.
Install, maintain, repair and retrofit plumbing systems and associated fixtures and components including water closets, sinks, tubs, faucets, meters, pumps, filters, water heaters, mixing valves and emergency showers.
Install, maintain, repair and modify fire sprinkler/prevention systems to meet building needs as per NFPA. Equipment includes sprinklers, fire pumps, dry system compressors/valves, etc.
Perform backflow preventer testing and repair to meet regulatory requirements.
Install, repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping and controls to maintain water chemistry in building closed loop hydronic systems, cooling towers and boiler make-up systems.
Perform maintenance on all campus steam and hydronic systems and associated equipment. Includes maintaining underground and building steam, condensate, chilled water and hot water piping systems, pumps, pump motors, steam traps, humidifiers and heat exchangers.
Troubleshoot, maintain, inspect, modify and repair, ventilation systems and air conditioning systems and equipment including fans and fan motors.
Provide support for projects including executing system outages as required and attending project walks-thrus.
Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate good housekeeping habits.
Support and promote the University's sustainability efforts.
Other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop background
(I) Two years commercial/institutional experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems OR two year technical degree from a qualified technical or trade school with emphasis in Plumbing or HVAC. (II) Five years commercial/institutional experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and hydronic systems OR two year technical degree from a qualified technical/trade school with emphasis in HVAC along with three years commercial/institutional experience.
Thorough working knowledge of water, sewage, oil, gas, steam, condensate and fire sprinkler/prevention systems and associated equipment.
Working knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems including hydronic systems and controls, air handlers and associated components and boilers.
Demonstrated ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications to determine layout for plumbing systems.
Thorough working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade as well as applicable federal, state and local health and safety code requirements.
Ability to understand oral and written instructions and procedures.
Ability to work independently and as a team member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate effectively.
Strong customer-focus and time management skills.
A valid driver's license and the ability to drive University vehicles.
Preferred Qualifications: Two year technical degree from a qualified technical or trade school with emphasis in Plumbing or HVAC.
Backflow preventer test and repair certification
Knowledge of electrical systems
(II) - All of the above, as well as: Associates Degree in a business related field.
Knowledge of University procedures, and experience with integrated databases such as: TMA (work order management), Workday (Human Resources management), and Resource 25 (scheduling).
Other Requirements: This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by facilities supervisor; or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.
Ability to work occasional shift work as required.
A post offer criminal background and driving record check, drug screening and physical will be conducted.
Must communicate closely and effectively with supervisors, peers and various groups and departments throughout the campus to provide reliable building/utility systems and support campus activities and events.
Use sound judgment and makes decisions by gathering all relevant information and analyzing it in a logical manner. Seeks advice and assistance from peers and supervisors when needed.
Able to work as a valuable team member with other maintenance technicians, contractors and University personnel. Willing to share information and provide assistance at all times. Willing to accept work assignments and follow directions.
Work with minimal supervision. Take the lead in identifying, analyzing, and correcting problems and deficiencies, with appropriate input from coworkers and supervisors.
This is normally a first shift, weekday position, but may require occasional shift work.
Physical Demands: Lift and carry 75 pounds unassisted.
Ability to move around the entire work site including climbing ladders, stairs and scaffolds and entering confined areas and crawl spaces.
Must be able to perform work in a safe manner and adhere to department's safe practice guidelines, including but not limited to trenching, lockout/tagout, and confined spaces.
The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to maintenance work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
The person in this position works indoors and outdoors. There is daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature changes.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Non-Exempt position with a hiring range of UT I: $19.41-24.26 ;UTII: $20.77-25.96. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to) - - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options; - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions); - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!); - tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education); - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives; - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
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(*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.