February 13, 2023
Arlington, TX
Job Type
Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $60,000.


Please apply at: https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/21219

To perform Journeyman level skills in the installation, maintenance, remodeling, repair and servicing of plumbing systems and utilities in a mechanical utility distribution system. Responsible for the prompt performance of assigned plumbing and related duties and mechanical maintenance and repair of utility mains. Frequently responsible for supervision of semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, repair, and replace waterlines, air lines, gas lines, sewer lines, sump pumps, sewer injectors, domestic water pumps, water heaters, piping, traps, valves, vents, washbowls, sinks, toilet fixtures, fittings, faucets, drains, special laboratory sinks, drain tables, experimental tables, and associated underground utilities.
  • Unstop clogged lines. Cut and thread steel pipe and solder or braze copper pipe.
  • Connect and maintain hot water units and gas heaters, and check for safety. Complete annual gas line testing and inspections.
  • Perform related duties as assign by the maintenance supervisor or any other superior.
  • Assist with simple estimates of time and materials required for a job. Pick up materials and supplies from vendors.
  • Assist other OFM shops and University departments. Responds to on-call emergencies before/during/after normal hours of operation.
  • This includes but not limited to: fires, electrical outages, floods, icy conditions and any other type of campus emergency. Attends shop staff meetings as required. Attends safety training or meetings.
  • Drive a UTA owned vehicle.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or G.E.D. Three to five (3-5) years of skilled journeyman-level plumbing. State of Texas Journeyman License required. A valid Texas driver’s license. Ability to effectively executive oral and written communication in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

State of Texas Backflow Prevention Tester Certification required. Ability to operate back hoe and heavy equipment. Knowledge of computer-based work order system. Ability to assess plumbing issues and determine the correct course of corrective action.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work off ladders, scaffolding, and tops/roofs of buildings. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements such as biohazards, toxic lab chemicals, poisonous gases dust, dirt, and the need to work in confined spaces or outside in all weather conditions. Occasionally work before/during/after normal operating hours. Ability to lift, push, pull, bend, stand, sit, kneel, and squat. Must be able to respond to emergency calls which can include fires, electrical outages, floods, and icy conditions.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Ability to use acetylene torches, pipe cutters, threaders, wrenches, and other tools common to the plumbing trade. Must be able to read and understand blueprints. Valid Texas driver’s license required. Accuracy in all phases of work performed. Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and safety procedures (backhoe, skid loader, and jetter) safety precautions are extremely important around high voltage and while working off ladders or scaffolding. Ability to diagnose problems and communicate situations and recommended actions to supervisors. Familiar with automated operation and maintenance computer systems. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of section 51.215 Texas Education Code.

EEO Statement:

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.



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