Utah State University

Plumber, Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/6/2021 12:26 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4256
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College
Facilities
Department
Facilities Operations
Advertised Salary
Dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Journeyman Plumber performs complex work in the efficient installation, maintenance, remodeling, and repair of the University hydronic and plumbing systems on assigned buildings. Accomplishes this by applying journeyman skills in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests. Works as a member of a team on various projects or assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots and repairs utility distribution systems including heat exchangers, valves, backflow, and waste systems.
  • Maintains, repairs, and installs plumbing/hydronic related equipment throughout campus to meet code standards.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on plumbing and hydronic systems and equipment as outlined.
  • Responds to and repairs any and all water leaks or plumbing/hydronic problems that are reported within campus buildings.
  • Ensures water quality to research labs by maintaining and repairing all water softeners, distillers, reverse osmosis systems, and other water treatment equipment.
  • Maintains the domestic water supply to plumbing code standards within campus buildings.
  • Maintains all medium and low pressure steam lines and related equipment within campus buildings.
  • Monitors proper flow on all waste, drain, and vent lines, including separators and traps, within campus buildings.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to less senior plumbers.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area, and work sites.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Respond to work orders on assigned campus buildings.
  • Participate in revolving on-call list.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years directly related work experience in the plumbing trade.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a journeyman plumber.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of state plumbing and safety codes.
  2. Advanced knowledge of plumbing/ hydronic maintenance and repair techniques.
  3. Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of plumbing/heating systems.
  4. Basic computer skills. 
  5. Customer service skills. 
  6. Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to the plumbing/heating trade.
  7. Skill in welding, soldering, and brazing. 
  8. Ability to troubleshoot and repair steam, water, natural gas, vacuum, and air distribution systems. 
  9. Ability to read, understand and build to specifications from blueprints and schematic drawings.
  10. Ability to work without supervision.
  11. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.
  12. Ability to troubleshoot all types of plumbing/heating systems.

 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of your application 

 

Please do not attach cover letter in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter later on in the application. 

 

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

Advertised Salary

Dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 visit https://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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