Plumber I

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Plumber I
Department Facilities, Engineering, & Planning
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18154
Open Date 10/17/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

$13.13 – $17.07/hour

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Plumber I provides cost effective, efficient, reliable, maintenance service in preserving and upgrading the integrity of the campus facilities with minimal disruption to building occupants.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Trade school certification in an appropriate technical field or apprenticeship training.

Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Plumbing maintenance experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional setting.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Three years of plumbing maintenance experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional setting including limited advanced trade experience.

License/Certification Required

Valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.

License/Certification Preferred

Licensing or Certification in Plumbing.

Skills Required

1. Knowledge of hand and power tools.
2. Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
3. Talking to others to convey information effectively.
4. Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
5. Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Skills Preferred

1. Skills in one or more of the following areas: Preventive and predictive maintenance, general construction and facility maintenance, plumbing, pneumatics and associated equipment, mechanical equipment operation, troubleshooting and repair.
2. Computer literacy to allow for interface with computerized maintenance management systems.
3. Ability to read and understand drawings and schematics.

Internal / External Contacts

Within the University:
1. Routinely works with other department’s staff and campus administrators including engineers, Zone Managers, campus customers, faculty, academic deans, and department heads.
2. Coordinates work activity with maintenance staff and impacted building occupants to minimize disruption.
3. Responsible for coordinating with the Facilities Service Center, FE&P supervisors and representatives from various departments.
4. Insures good communication regarding planned work.

Outside the University:
Occasional contact with contractors on campus.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift loads and climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work around confined areas with piping and wiring obstructions as needed to access equipment. Requires moderate to heavy physical activity that includes the ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs., bend, stoop, climb, balance, stand, and walk up to 8 hours per day. Occasionally required to enter utility tunnels and confined spaces.

Working Conditions

Physical Environment:
Work is performed primarily in the field in buildings on campus.
1. Requires exposure to high-pressure boilers and steam piping, high voltage electricity, high noise levels, rotating and other potentially dangerous equipment.
2. Requires work in mechanical rooms, tunnels, labs, attics, crawl spaces, non-conditioned spaces and dusty, dirty, and wet conditions.
3. Requires personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety shoes and safety glasses.

Difficulties:
1. Must be able to deal with stressful situations and critical issues with diplomacy.
2. Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, receiving direction and planning time and productivity to meet deadlines.

Work Hours and Travel:
1. After hours work may be required or other work outside the regular schedule may be needed. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.
2. Available on a continuous “on call” basis for response to problems and emergencies that affect campus operations.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12094

Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Plumbing: skilled with non-potable water systems, unstopping commodes, lavatories, sinks, and sewer systems.

- Also able to operate, maintain, calibrate, lubricate, replace expendable parts and repair building systems (plumbing, water treatment, pneumatic, etc.). Repair and replace with assistance parts as needed including but not limited to such devices associated with heat exchangers, pumps, valves and piping. Maintain necessary logs or input information into facilities management system to track and report all activities. Provide feedback and recommendations to supervision and other interested parties as to possible improvements or modifications to building systems to improve operation or reduce maintenance expense. Perform other duties as assigned.

Percentage of Time 70
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Performs work with an emphasis on planned/proactive maintenance conserving materials, labor, etc. Ensures all work orders are completed on schedule and within provided time and cost estimates.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Works proactively to prevent accidents and maintains a safe work environment for other employees and contractors. Performs work with only safely functioning tools and required safety equipment as well as necessary mechanical and electrical testing equipment. Ensures that each job is handled in the safest manner possible.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Provides support for callout after hours and at university events.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have one year of plumbing maintenance experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess (or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you had four or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past three years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years?
    • Yes
    • No