FACILITY OPERATIONS-IUB (BL-PHYP-IUBLA)
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Department Specific Responsibilities
Reports to the Plumbing Shop Foreperson to perform planned maintenance, repair, and small plumbing projects in and/or on university owned properties.
Works independently or as part of a team, including other trades.
Familiar with residential and commercial plumbing maintenance and installation.
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs various plumbing and steam systems utilizing such tools as a sewer camera and heavy duty sewer/drain machine. May perform servicing, testing, inspections, and repairs on a variety of equipment including water softeners, steam vaults, steam valves, street mains, medical gas systems, hot and cold loops, boilers, and chillers.
Repairs and maintains plumbing, replacing water filters and defective valves and washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, and opening clogged drains. Assembles pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment. Cuts openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools. Fills pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observes pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
Hangs steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place. Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, pumps, appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools. Measures, cuts, threads, and bends pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines.
May perform water treatments; treats closed loop water systems, cooling towers, chilled water and heating systems by collecting and testing water samples; adds appropriate chemicals to maintain correct levels and balances.
Performs other general building maintenance as needed. Drives vehicle as needed. May perform limited abatement work on an as needed basis. Participates in the training of apprentices and/or other workers as needed.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including general building maintenance duties. Drives University vehicles as needed. Works any shift as needed. 24-hour a day emergency response as needed. Assists with snow removal activities as necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)
5 years Verifiable journey level experience OR Certificate in relevant DOL apprenticed trade
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire
Other: May be required to acquire and maintain a material-specific abatement certification, supervisor certification or other required certifications.
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Strong verbal communication and listening skills
Ability to build strong customer relationships
Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems
Proactively approaches responsibilities
Friendly and service-oriented
Knowledge of and ability to use materials, methods/principles and tools specific to the needs of the Plumber trade.
Ability to use a computer.
Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and/or schematics.
Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations or ordinances.
Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
May be required to acquire and maintain position-required certifications.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position oneself in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 75 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Works during inclement weather (i.e. snow and ice) when weather emergencies dictate that the department is needed to take care of the campus.
$28.74 per hour
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Additional supplemental retirement plan options
Tuition benefit for IU classes
10 paid holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.
Career Level: Mastery
Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility
Job Family: Licensed & Skilled Trades
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