Plumber 1

Millersville University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$37,144
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Staff Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P01002

Position Type Staff Department Maintenance Operations Working Title Plumber 1 Classification Plumber - 94310

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Permanent, Full-time

If Temporary, Start Date If Temporary, End Date If part-time, hours per week If part-time, percent time Days Worked Monday to Friday Hours/Shift worked 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Union AFSCME

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Plumber will perform maintenance, inspection, repair, replacement, and installation work on plumbing systems, sewer line systems, or distribution lines that are both exterior and interior to facilities. Work involves measuring, cutting, threading, bending, and assembling pipe; troubleshooting, repairing, assembling, or replacing fittings, fixtures, and components; and utilizing plumbing and pipefitting installation drawings, blueprints, and schematics. This position will assist other trades employees or supervisors with complex plumbing projects and assigning and demonstrating plumbing related tasks to other trades and maintenance employees during the completion of a specific work-order. Work is performed independently and checked upon completion for adherence to guidelines and quality and timeliness standards.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Annual Salary Range: Salary range is $37,144.00 – $42,836.00 plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:

  • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi- weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
  • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
  • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
  • Group life insurance – equal to annual salary (up to $40,000.00) at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
  • Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
  • Vacation leave – up to 11 days accrued per year for first 3 years, increases to 19 days per year after 3 years
  • Sick leave – up to 11 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
  • Holiday leave – Up to 12 days per calendar year
  • The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at https: // www.

    At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    Required Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing components and fixtures OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Knowledge of:

  • methods, materials, tools, practices used in the trade.
  • occupational hazards and safety precautions involved.
  • flows, pressure, and capacity of water tanks and lines.
  • the care and use of tools used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems, fixtures, and components.
  • Ability to:

  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • read and interpret plumbing blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
  • properly use/care for tools.
  • detect equipment defects and make repairs.
  • follow oral/written instructions.
  • lift 50 lbs. without assistance; drive maintenance vehicles.
  • work in adverse weather, confined spaces, and at varying heights.
  • wear required Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Proficient safe operation of tools of the trade and work practices.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic PC skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master plumbing certification.
  • Current plumbing license.
  • Certified pool operator.
  • Certified water treatment operator.
  • Pipefitting and welding experience.
  • Boiler inspection certification.
  • Job Description

  • Determine materials, sequence of tasks, and work methods needed for installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance assignments.
  • Perform maintenance and repair duties on a wide variety of plumbing and piping components in building equipment, such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units, refrigeration units, fire extinguishing systems, kitchen appliances, water softeners and filters, and heat exchangers.
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, or caulking, or soldering, brazing, Pro-Press, or welding processes.
  • Measure, cuts, threads, or bends pipe to required angles using hand or power tools and machines.
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, and reassemble plumbing fittings and fixtures, such as drains, catch basins, toilets, urinals, sinks, showers, and radiators.
  • Install and repair steam generators, autoclaves, and sterilizers.
  • Test and monitor pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Perform inspections and maintenance on valve and meter boxes, septic tanks, cesspools, and utility storage areas, such as mechanical rooms, tunnels, and manholes.
  • Replace, connect, and maintain drain lines, water lines, underground water mains, service lines, and sewage lines.
  • Repair water main breaks, including locating and troubleshooting issues, sanitizing lines, and testing pressure, according to American Water Works Association rules and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations.
  • Maintain, repair, rebuild, and replace fire hydrants and water valves.
  • Demonstrates and provides instruction to other trades and maintenance employees on plumbing and pipefitting related tasks.
  • Perform other trades' tasks consistent with operational and organizational requirements.
  • Operate motor vehicles.
  • System include but not limited to domestic water, heating/chilled water, fire protection, drain/waste/vent, storm water, steam, air, and other gases.
  • Install, replace, and repair plastic, copper, steel, cast iron, ductile iron, or other pipe systems.
  • Piping may be below ground, under concrete, within building (high ceilings), down manholes, exterior or within building equipment and machinery.
  • Connection of pipes includes soldering, brazing, threading pipes, Victaulic fittings, minor welding, or other connection methods.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install all types of equipment associated with plumbing field such as circulating pumps, pressure pumps, dishwashing equipment, boilers and related components, hot water tanks, garbage disposals, kitchen equipment, sump pumps, stills and grease traps/pits.
  • Repair and replace radiant heat systems convectors, heat exchangers and coils that heat water or air.
  • Install, replace, or unclog fixtures such as urinals, toilets, drinking fountains, water filling stations, sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
  • Repair and replace peripheral equipment such as faucets, drains, vents, pressure gauges, thermometers, valves, strainers, traps, fire hydrants, hose bibs, or other accessories.
  • Complete work in compliance with industry standards, codes, specifications, and quality expectations.
  • Complete required documentation for all work performed and procured materials.
  • Coordinate all work with building occupants or others as required.
  • Estimate quantities and types of materials, supplies and equipment needed, scheduling in advance the delivery of materials supplies and equipment.
  • Keep accurate records pertaining to the job including time records, materials and supplies inventories and equipment used.
  • Seek advice and guidance from the supervisor as needed.
  • Address customer complaints.
  • Safety:

  • Immediately reports accidents and incidents to include near misses.
  • Work safely by using Personal Protective Equipment, maintaining equipment, following safety procedures and policies, etc. Ensure staff follows same process.
  • Seek additional training and certification to perform their duties.
  • Identify safety issues related to equipment, actions, or processes.
  • Review MSDS for chemicals related to the department.
  • Be aware of and report potential safety hazards immediately.
  • Resolve pending hazards in a timely fashion.
  • Consult with supervisor or Environmental Health & Safety Director as needed to resolve unsafe conditions or obtain additional training/resources.
  • Stop unsafe practice regardless of shop or contractor if imminently endangering life or severe property damage.
  • Leave the work area clean and functional at the end of shift
  • Cooperate with safety investigations and audits
  • Attend safety training sessions and maintain licenses, certifications, etc.
  • Essential Functions

  • Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions – heat, humidity, rain, snow, sleet, windstorms, etc.
  • Work is both indoors and outdoors all year round.
  • Work environment may be dry, wet, humid, noisy from other construction activities or operation of building equipment.
  • Will encounter presence of dust, odors, debris, chemicals, mold, ACM, lead based paint and other potentially hazardous materials.
  • May have to work in cramped spaces or otherwise uncomfortable positions in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • May encounter pressurized systems (gas, steam, compressed air, high pressure water systems, etc.).
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment, when necessary, hard hats, respirators, eye protection, hearing protection, etc.
  • Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Occasionally must work outside for up to 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to stand for long lengths of time.
  • Able to reach and lift above shoulders, have full operation of arms and hands, squat, stoop/bend, stretch, twist, have fine and gross manipulation of hands, simple and power grasp, and twist hands and wrists.
  • Posting Open Date 08/22/2023 Posting Close Date Full Consideration Date Special Instructions to Applicants

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • This position is designated an essential employee position. Employee is expected to report to work during their designated shift during emergency situations, university closures or delays. Work performed during these events will require duties typically outside normal job duties and functions such as shoveling snow or assisting in storm recovery activities.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Employee may be contacted about and respond to issues after designated shift.
  • Response may require onsite presence to resolve issue or recalling appropriate personnel (employees or contractors) to assist with the problem.
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a valid drivers license?
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  • If you do not have a valid driver's license, is there any reason that would prohibit you from obtaining one?
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