Fire Sprinkler/Preventative Maintenance Plumber (8191C), Facilities Services -
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: February 8, 2019
Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.
Responsibilities include the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fittings, and fixtures, on campus buildings and facilities. Engaging in projects requiring the highly specialized skills of the plumbing craft. Plumbing work includes: understanding and planning the methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on campus piping systems, including underground utilities. Prepare isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions. Fabricate a wide variety of campus piping systems and related components. Install and repair campus utilities and academic research systems as follows, but not limited to: gas lines, gas heating systems, sewer & storm systems, vent systems, acidwaste systems, water lines, backflow prevention systems, fire systems, and other components. The ability to lift and maneuver up to 75 pound objects safely, the ability to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment. Coordinate appropriate repairs with other trades at PP-CS. Work with other trades to maintain all buildings in a good working order.
Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required. Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information. Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment as required.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be able to interpret complicated plumbing drawings and good understanding of latest plumbing national codes.
Must be able to work in confined spaces (sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and under floors).
Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.
Adhere to Facilities Service work rules and Code of Conduct.
Is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Skill and ability to operate pipe machines, drills, sewer cleaning equipment, grinders and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks.
Skill to select and utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific piping projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
Demonstrated ability to join dissimilar metals using the proper methods, techniques and materials.
Ability to work in confined spaces (sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and under floors) and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs and ladders to perform job tasks.
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multicultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Ability to read information from equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Education/Training: Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
Must have completed a five year plumbing apprenticeship program or equivalent.
Employee must possess three years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
Must have AWWA backflow license or get a license within six (6) months of hire.
C16 Contractors license or Journeyman Fire Sprinkler Fitter credentials
Salary & Benefits This is non-exempt bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay, within the Union negotiated rate is $54.00 per hour.
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Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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