Utah State University

Plumber Apprentice

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/28/2020 6:04 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Facilities Operations
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


This position is a 4 year Utah Department of Labor approved Apprenticeship Program Plumber I position. The successful candidate will be completing the necessary classroom trainings, paid for by USU Facilities, and on the job trainings as identified in the Standards of Apprenticeship to complete the apprenticeship program. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, a DOL certificate of completion will be presented.

The successful applicant will assist in, learn about, and perform general work in the efficient installation, remodeling, and repair of the University hydronic and plumbing systems. This will be accomplished by applying entry, or apprentice level skills in conjunction with technical knowledge and following instructions and established guidelines, or using advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests. This individual will work as a member of a team under direct or limited supervision on projects or assignments.


  1. Assists more senior technicians by carrying, moving, and positioning materials, equipment and tools.
  2. Assists more senior plumbers in, and learns about the maintenance, repair, and installation of plumbing/hydronic related equipment throughout campus.
  3. Under direct supervision of senior technician, performs basic preventative maintenance on plumbing/hydronic systems and equipment as outlined.
  4. Under direct supervision of senior technician, maintains and repairs (and installs) general plumbing components to include toilets, urinals, faucets, hose bibs, and drains.
  5. Assists more senior plumbers in responding to and repairing any and all water leaks or plumbing/hydronic problems that are reported within campus buildings.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Cleans equipment, shop area, and work site.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. To be considered as Plumber Apprentice: Plumbing aptitude required. The successful candidate must be willing and able to complete the classroom trainings and on the job trainings required to complete the apprenticeship program.
  2. Applicants will be required to take the Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) with a score of 70% or higher to be considered for an interview. The test will be arranged and paid for by USU Facilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Skilled in performing routine manual labor
  2. Ability to learn through observation and hands on experience
  3. Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
  4. Basic computer skills
  5. Customer service skills
  6. Skilled in welding, soldering, and brazing
  7. Ability to use or skilled in the use of various hand and power tools common to trade
  8. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers
  9. Ability to work without supervision
  10. Ability to read blue prints and schematic drawings
  11. Ability to continually improve and learn new skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover letter 


Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to type/paste it into a text box at the end of your application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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