Company: University of Kentucky
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Posting Details Job Title Master Plumber
Requisition Number RE38100
Department Name 3CP26:Campus Maintenance Central
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 43
Salary Range $18.80-30.09/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education Technical Diploma
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Required Related Experience 5 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification Valid Master Plumbers
License - State of Kentucky.
Physical Requirements Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up
to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs;
Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises;
Temperature extremes; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste;
May be subject to outdoor working conditions; Ditches; and
Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms,
legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing,
lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of
Ability to work off ladders.
Shift 7:30 am - 4:15 pm; (Monday - Friday).
Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and
emergencies requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s)
May be assigned as on-call and required to report to work as
Job Summary As a member of the Facilities Maintenance - Area
Central Team, the Master Plumber performs installations,
maintenance, and repairs in UK Campus facilities applicable to
projects, plumbing systems, and plumbing equipment: During
construction/renovation, designs and installs gas, water, steam,
and sanitary fixtures and equipment with their supports, hangers,
or foundations; and tests new equipment and systems by allowing
water to flow through; Assesses projects and gathers necessary
permits; Implements design and oversees preparation and
installation of plumbing components and fixtures, including
toilets, urinals, faucets, hose bibs, drains, etc.; Runs piping;
and pulls and mounts equipment; Installs, maintains, repairs and
replaces domestic hot and cold water lines; steam to hot water
exchangers for major building heating systems and pools; pneumatic
steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate
pipes; Repairs and replaces domestic hot water heat pumps, chilled
water pumps, sump pumps, and sewage pumps; Installs, tests, and
repairs all sizes of backflow prevention devices; Terminates water
and sewer circuits; starts up; and checks out equipment; Repairs,
replaces, and/or maintains older, pre-existing plumbing systems and
equipment; Leads others in troubleshooting efforts and repairs;
Diagnoses problems and applies critical thinking in the process of
repairing or remedying the issue(s); Analyzes and solves problems
with various plumbing; steam, water, and gas distribution systems;
Interprets schematics, prints, and oral instructions for plumbing
applications; and creates or provides plans for subcontractor work;
Interprets plumbing and mechanical situations to determine process
failure, process need, and process improvement; Researches catalogs
and vendor services for complex and/or customized system retrofits;
Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and
procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes; In
coordination with supervision, provides technical guidance and
training, and tracks corrective and preventative maintenance tasks
assigned to apprentices and journeymen plumbers.
There is currently more than one position open for the Master
Plumber. To be considered for each position, you must apply for
each position. One application will not be considered for all
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and
well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In
alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of
COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious
exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under
the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two
weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon
obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the
World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities MS Windows/Office; KRONOS ; SAP
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience High School / GED + 7 Years
Associate's Degree / Technical Diploma + 5 Years - Preferred.
Minimum of five years' experience in performing the full range of
tasks associate with the repair, replacement, or construction of
piping systems in the plumbing trade; or an equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Driver's license preferred.
Kentucky State Minimum: A candidate for master plumber must have
had a valid journeyman plumber license for 2 years within the past
5 years preceding the exam and have been employed in the plumbing
trade for the past 2 years or be a registered mechanical
Deadline to Apply 02/05/2023
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is
committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our
students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and
acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all
backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and
welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and
are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live.
In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for
our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of
Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans,
individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to
consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass
pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky
Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background
check and/or drug screen.
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