Staff Posting Details
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.
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
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
Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after
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. passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/BenefitSummaries/PEBTFSummary.pdf
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
Three years of experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of
plumbing components and fixtures OR an equivalent combination of
experience and training.
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.
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 completion of three background checks.
Master plumbing certification.
Current plumbing license.
Certified pool operator.
Certified water treatment operator.
Pipefitting and welding experience.
Boiler inspection certification.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Employee may be contacted about and respond to issues after designated
Response may require onsite presence to resolve issue or recalling appropriate personnel (employees or contractors) to assist with the problem.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition
https: // jobs.millersville.edu/postings/10687
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