Under the general supervision of the Plumbing Shop Supervisor for the UW-Madison, Facilities Planning and Management Physical Plant Plumbing shop, the Plumber position duties include, but are not limited to: maintenance, repair, installation and alteration of water lines, sewers, water heaters and softeners, toilet fixtures, laboratory equipment, etc., in buildings on the UW Madison Campus.
The University of Wisconsin Physical Plant is committed to the highest standard of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.
Maintains, repairs, assembles, and installs plumbing systems, fixtures, appliances, and equipment, in new and existing facilities to meet the specifications and approved plumbing codes to ensure adequate, safe, and operable institutional facilities.
30% Maintains, repairs, and installs all types of plumbing fixtures, appurtenance such as, but not limited to, toilets, basins, urinals, floor drains, sinks, showers, drinking fountains, laboratory benches, laboratory equipment, safety showers, safety eye washes, and apparatus
30% Maintains, repairs, and installs all types of plumbing systems, including, but not limited to, sanitary, storm, chemical waste lines and vents, sanitary and storm sewers, gas, water systems (hot, cold, soft and reverse osmosis) and laboratory services (gas, air, vacuum)
10% Maintains, repairs and installs appliances and equipment, including, but not limited to, hot water heaters, softeners, stills, reverse osmosis units, pumps, dishwashers and garbage disposals
5% Interprets blueprints and drawings to assess specifications and calculate the materials and equipment required. Discusses project plan with customer/client
5% Gathers materials, prepares work area, and maintains equipment and supplies needed for jobs
5% Completes skilled plumbing constructions, remodels, demolitions, and repairs according to established trade standards and applicable building, plumbing, and safety codes
5% Reviews finished projects with client/customer. Maintains records and reports of work status and completion according to established deadlines and expectations
5% Cleans work area upon completion of projects according to established guidelines and expectations
5% Work occasional nights, weekends and holidays, both scheduled and non-scheduled/afterhours calls
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Preferred High School Diploma and the completion of a registered apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Workforce Development as a Plumber as defined on DWD website - https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/trades/plumbing.htm Graduation from high school or attainment of age 18 and possession of a journeyman or master plumber's license issued by the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. Completion of a plumbing apprenticeship approved by the Department of Workforce Development is required. Certain positions may require possession of a WI master plumber's license.
Must have a current and valid State of Wisconsin Journeyman or Master Plumber License.
Required Master Plumber State of Wisconsin Journeyman or Master Plumbing License
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $43.64 HOURLY Depending on Qualifications This has been identified as a Crafts Worker/Trades position. Crafts Workers/Tradesworker may elect an increased vacation allocation with a corresponding reeducation to the prevailing rate. 100 hours = $45.04; 140 hours = $44.34; 180 hours = $43.64;
We are excited to announce starting January 2022, UW-Madison Building Trades employees will be eligible for the employer contribution for State Group Health Insurance. The employer share amounts to approximately 88% of the total premium cost resulting in a much more affordable health plan.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.