Plumber (1269)

Northern Illinois University
January 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$113
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full-Time
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Ref info:N/A
Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Working Position Title Plumber (1269)

Classification Title Plumber Position Number 00001269 Open Date 12/20/2022 Close Date 01/20/2023 Priority Review Date Business Unit Description Civil Service Full-Time/Part Time Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Status Regular FLSA Non-Exempt Job code 3060 Union Representation Non-Union Union Code N/A Unit/Department Physical Plant College/Unit Facilities Management Division Administration & Finance Location PP 137 Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page www.

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications


The Physical Plant is a department under Facilities Management and Campus Services, a unit of the Division of Administration & Finance. The Physical Plant provides the services to the entire campus such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical services.

The Plumber interacts with other Physical Plant staff, Heating Plant staff, Grounds staff, Building Services staff, Residential Facilities, Support staff, outside contractors and vendors. This position represents the Physical Plant and NIU both on campus and in the external community.

Position Summary

Under general direction of Plumber Foreman or designee, the Plumber performs skilled work in the trade of a Plumber, included but not limited to the installation, maintenance and repair of water piping systems, steam piping systems, and plumbing fixtures in accordance with recognized procedures and techniques common to the trade of Pipefitter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the layout, assembly, installation, and maintenance of piping systems.
  • Performs journeyman-level work in the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of heating, water, gas line, plumbing, sanitary sewer systems, storm sewers, gas pipe, high-and/or low-steam piping, heating water lines and condensate piping systems in all University structures and grounds.
  • Performs preventative maintenance task assigned to the Plumbing shop through the TMA work order management system and assigned by the Plumbing shop Foreman or designee.
  • Provides assistance during renovation of existing or on large scale construction projects and other strategic initiatives.
  • Plans, lays out, assembles and installs materials, equipment and piping as required by scope of work.
  • Assist with after-hours and weekend emergency “Call Backs” to supervise and/or perform repair jobs.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICAITONS: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2. Successful completion of a recognized plumber apprenticeship program or five (5) years (60 months) of full-time journey- level plumber experience. 3. Possession of current State of Illinois Plumber's License. 4. Valid/current driver's license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicle(s) to be operated by the incumbent.

    Dependent upon institutional need, incumbents may be required to obtain job- related certification or license, such as a valid Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Abatement Worker License. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations may be afforded to applicants/employees.


    • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as lift stations, laboratories, medical clinics, etc.

    • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, regulations and strategies to promote health and safety practices for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Knowledge of. design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Skill in time and resource management.

    • Skill in personnel resources management through motivating, developing, and directing subordinates as they work, identifying the best skillsets for completion of the job.

    • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Skill in determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Ability to operate personal computer with a general understanding of application software, and an understanding of the Internet.

    • Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand.

    • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of one's arms and legs and moving one's whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, squatting, grabbing, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, stretching, twisting, reaching and handling of materials in the course of completing work assignments.

    • Ability to stand and perform work duties for an extended period of time in the process of completing projects and/or assignments.

    • Ability to see objects at close range or at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Specialty Factors (Civil Service) Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS) Additional Requirements (SPS) Preferred Qualifications (SPS) Physical demands/requirements

  • Perform physical labor on construction and maintenance work where skill and experience are required.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Work at heights or depths of at least 30 feet or more
  • Must be able to work underground, in ceilings and in confined spaces and be able to maneuver and carry equipment to those locations
  • Visual acuity to differentiate between color-coded piping
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel and reach overhead
  • Ability to get in and out of heated and protected areas; but, occasionally exposed to heat, cold, rain, snow, etc..
  • Appointment and Compensation Details

    Appointment and Compensation Details

    Anticipated Appointment Start Date 1/23/2023

    Anticipated Appointment End Date Percent of Staff Year 1.00 Standard Hours Per Week 40.00 Salary $113,984/annual Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range $54.80/hour Earn Type Hourly

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Required Procedures:

  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important: Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.

  • If eligible for Veteran's Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.

  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from [email protected] and [email protected]. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  • Applicant must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Credentials Assessment Examination:

  • The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
  • After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Additional Details:

  • Click on Plumberfor more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University's benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
  • Applicants must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Special Instructions

    Resume, List of References, and Certifications/Licensure #1

    Quick Link to Applicant https: // Is Background Check Required? Yes EEO Statement Summary

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 [email protected] 815-753-5560

    Visa Policy

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    ADA Accommodation

    NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected]

    Safety Information

    NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

    Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

    Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Certifications/Licensure #1
  • List of at least 3 References
  • Optional Documents

  • Certifications/Licensure #2
  • Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience cutting piping, installing piping, installing soil and waster piping, repairing leaky faucets, installing valves, installing drainage piping, installing fittings or other similar duties and responsibilities. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience using tools, instruments and materials, such as drill press, metal saws, welders, power drain cleaners, taps/dies, cutting tools, tubing benders, caulking, aluminum, brass, copper or similar tools or compounds in trader. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
  • 0-1
  • 1-3
  • 3-5
  • 5-7
  • 7+
  • Do you possess a current State of Illinois Plumber's License?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you possess any certifications in refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, pneumatics or closely related certifications? If yes, please list below.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you successfully completed a recognized Plumber apprenticeship program (Union, Private (in-house), or vocational/trade school) that included theory and on-the-job work?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
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