Utah State University

Plumber, Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/29/2023 5:54 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Operations
Advertised Salary
Dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


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.


  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four (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


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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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