Plumber - 10929BR

Plumber

Department: 
FS Zone Maintenance
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. This is highly skilled plumbing work in both construction and maintenance activities. Work involves lay outs, fabrication, assembling, installation and maintenance of piping and piping systems, fixtures and equipment for heating, cooling, hot water, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial systems, installation and maintenance of gas heating equipment, drinking fountains, lavatories, commodes, and distilled water stills. Tests plumbing materials and equipment. May act as lead worker to less skilled maintenance employees. Considerable judgment is required of the incumbent in completion of work. Work is reviewed on completion for compliance with pre-set specifications, with instructions being general in nature.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description

50% - Assists senior plumbers with fabrication, assembly, installation and maintenance of piping and piping systems, fixtures and equipment for heating, cooling, hot water, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial systems. Cuts, threads, and bends pipes using a variety of appropriate tools and methods as needed and under the guidance of senior staff. Assists senior plumbers with assembly and installation of a variety of metal and non-metal piping and pipe fittings for sewer, water, natural gas and compressed air pipes, couplings, traps, etcplings, traps etcing and pipe fittings, including , including those made of brass, copper, lead and plastic. Joins piping by means of threaded, calked, wiped, soldered, brazed, fused, O cemented joint and secures pipes to structure with clamps, brackets and hangers, using hand and power tools as needed under the guidance of senior staff.
40% - Assists senior plumbers in the installation and maintenance of gas heating equipment, drinking fountains, lavatories, commodes, distilled water stills, etc. Tests piping systems for leaks by increasing pressure in pipes and observing gages as needed under the guidance of senior staff. Assists senior plumbers with assembly and installation of valves, pipe fittings and pipe composed of metals such as iron, steel, brass and leave and non-metals such as glass, vitrified clay and plastic, using hand and power tools. Test water for hardness, PH and other concerns in water stills, building boiler systems, and other areas as needed under the guidance of senior staff. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers, mending burst pipes and opening clogged drains.
5% - Previews, assists in ordering and otherwise obtains plumbing materials and equipment. Complete production control job orders and other paperwork associated with work. Cleans and maintains work sites and equipment. Performs other related work as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.
5% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or completion of GED equivalency
  2. One year of professional plumbing experience. Certification of completion from a vocational school or an associate’s degree in plumbing may be substituted for the required experience.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire.
Position Requirements:
  1. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures.
  2. Lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50 lbs) occasionally with or without accommodation.
  3. Operate vehicles in transporting self and materials to job sites.
  4. Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to read, interpret, and work from sketches, blueprints, and specifications.
  2. Experience working in a higher education environment.
  3. Experience interacting directly with customers.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Review of applications begins on Monday, February 12, 2018. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2018 or until position is filled. Complete the online application at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/10BR, include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications and include the names and contact information to three references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Teresa Krambeer, 785-864-6802, krambeer@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

36,710-39,500

Application Review Begins

05-Mar-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10929BR
Department:
FS Zone Maintenance
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
Application Review Begins:
05-Mar-2018
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