The Washington University School of Medicine Operations & Facilities Management Department provides a range of services for the medical campus in a customer-focused, efficient, and sustainable manner. Operations & Facilities Management maintains 61 university buildings and provides operational, planning, and construction services to over 8.3 million gross square feet of space. We will open three new facilities between 2023 and 2025 with over 1.5M BGSF. In addition, the School of Medicine continues expanding its reach on and off campus in teaching, clinical care, and research. Our team plays a vital and important role in delivering care, research, and services.
Position serves as a plumber for Washington University School of Medicine. Position provides expertise in all areas of plumbing maintenance, installations, repairs, troubleshooting and will be dedicated to learning the plumbing systems on campus.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Works with, maintains and installs various plumbing systems across the medical school campus including: cabling drains and sewers, clearing clogged lines, installing and sweating pipe, and troubleshooting systems.
Works with, install and maintain the piping on natural gas systems, lab vacuum systems, compressed lab air systems, R.O. and D.I. systems as well as steam and condensate systems.
Must be knowledgeable of and follow all necessary plumbing codes. Has the ability to read blueprints and carry a knowledge of plumbing piping materials including metal and plastic pipe materials.
Prioritizes work and makes initial assessment of conditions and service needs.
Plans and completes the repairs/installations of plumbing and pipe fitting systems for short-range projects.
Estimates labor time, requisitions materials needed and requests other maintenance staff assistance for long range projects.
Monitors outside service schedules and equipment installation by outside contractors.
Monitors service schedules/coordinate any interruptions in service (utility outages).
Interfaces with customer to schedule/coordinate any interruptions in service (utility outages).
Follows through on work in progress to verify proper facility conditions are restored.
Performs variety of tasks involving plumbing and pipe fitting
Keeps Building Services supervisors aware of facility conditions, problems and needs.
Maintains effective communication with other other maintenance staff.
Preferred Skills & Experience
Ability to diagnose/resolve varied maintenance problems involving Plumbing and similar conditions.
Resolves maintenance problems in timely manner that will avoid disruption/delay in work environment to staff or public.
Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing in excess of 50 pounds and be able to raise and carry with assistance items weighing 200 pounds. Climbs, balances, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
Handles a variety of hand and power tools. Near-visual acuity needed to read equipment, diagrams and inspect parts.
Depth perception, field of vision and color vision needed to fit and install parts.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with vocational training preferred.
Equivalent of two to four years related experience in skill trade functions with demonstrated ability to perform varied maintenance tasks.
Must have good customer service skills and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of people.
Individual must demonstrate the proficiency to perform the position being filled.
$24.24 - $37.58 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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