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Master Plumber

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Master Plumber

Requisition Number RE38100

Working Title

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

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

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 Trenches.

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 materials.

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) response.

May be assigned as on-call and required to report to work as needed.

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 positions.

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 engineer.

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.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Master Plumber, Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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