Maintenance Plumber/Pipefitter

Seattle University

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Posted Date 8/07/2023
Description Maintenance Plumber/Pipefitter

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Months Per Year: 12

Employment Status: Full-Time

Work Model: On-site

SeattleUniversity will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholicuniversities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate,graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework fordefining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender,gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomicclass, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status,political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. SeattleUniversity strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all wholearn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

Position Summary
Reporting to the Managerof Facilities Maintenance, and under the priorities established by the shoplead, this position provides plumbing and pipefitting services as an integralpart of the operations and maintenance of the university.

Safety Culture:
Promote and sustain the Facilities safety culture. Follow all safety policies and procedures, ensure that your projects are following safety regulations and best practices. Maintain a safe and healthy built environment for Facilities staff and the SU community.
Work with your supervisor to implement ideas and programs to integrate safety, quality, and productivity, resulting in an enhanced client experience for the campus community
Train and certify on all shop tools to ensure you understand the proper and safe use of each piece of equipment. Attend safety trainings as required.

Essential Functions

Operations and Maintenance (80%)
  • Perform technical duties in the general maintenance of all mechanical systems including installing, repairing or replacing plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of current materials and systems and recommending changes to improve the cost effectiveness or energy efficiency of existing systems.
  • Inspect, diagnose malfunctions, and repair, pressure regulators, tanks, piping and auxiliary devices on RO/DI systems, swimming pools, water features, potable water, air, vacuum, gas, and drainage systems.
  • Install, service, repair and adjust pumps, valves, stills, heat exchangers, and coils. Assist in the repair of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
  • Repair, replace or install all types of plumbing fixtures such as water closets, sinks, showers, drinking fountains, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment.
  • Auger drain lines.
  • Diagnose and correct potable water cross connections, water pressure issues, and retention systems.
  • Construct various types of pipe joints for high or low-pressure systems, including threading, brazing, soldering. Cut, fit, fabricate, and assemble steel, copper, brass, glass, plastic, cast iron pipe.
  • Test and maintain backflow assembly devices.
  • Design and build piping assemblies using standard piping practices.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing energy and water conservation projects.
  • Provide direction and inspect contractor's work to see that work is performed to campus specifications.
  • Recommend purchase of equipment and supplies for the shop operation, maintenance and repairs.
  • Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches.
  • Order materials and supplies as required.
  • Plan and organize assigned work to fulfill task standards, meet schedule requirements, and maintain workload balance.
  • Work autonomously or as part of a team, depending on the project or problem being addressed.
  • Properly and safely use appropriate tools used in performing required tasks. Account for and maintain university-owned tools and equipment; repair and maintain tools as needed. Maintain a safe and clean shop space.
  • Follow and promote established safety rules and regulations; attend safety trainings as required. Lockout tagout procedures must be followed.
  • Work in a safe, clean and respectful manner while performing work on campus.Work in occupied spaces with minimal disruption of campus activities.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
Communication / Customer service (10%)

  • Communicate with the Shop Lead, the requester, andother staff as needed regarding development and status of work requests.
  • Coordinate with the Facilities Managers on project request recommendations,estimates, and work management reports as required.
Scheduling (5%)

  • Schedulework taking into account customer requests, space available and potentialdisruption to adjacent academic, work and living areas.
Administrative (5%)

  • Open,update, track and complete all work orders assigned.
  • Complete all paperwork and tracking requiredfor personal time sheets in a timely manner.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.
Marginal Functions

  • Supervisestudent workers


  • WA State Journeyman's Plumbers License
  • Ability to obtain the following licenses and certifications within 6 months (Note - The University will provide for training and license expenses):
    - City of Seattle 3rd Grade Steam Engineers License
    - City of Seattle Gas piping License
    - Backflow Certification

  • Experience in construction, tenant improvements and maintenance plumbing.
  • Higher education experience is a plus.
This is a unionposition working under a collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $44.77/hr - This is a union position with a pre-negotiated salary.

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that representsits good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at thetime of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will bedetermined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selectedcandidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equityconsiderations, and available market information, and not based on acandidate's gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck.Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirementcontributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance:

Salary44.77 Hour
Per Diem

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