Temporary Plumber(s) - Summer Program 2018 - Office of Housing and Residence Life, Maintenance

Position Summary & Description
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for full-time, temporary
Plumber(s) in Facilities Operations - Office of Housing and Residence Life for the 2018 Summer Program, Maintenance.
Main Campus:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Beginning Mid April, 2018 through Mid January, 2019
This is skilled plumbing work at the journey level in the installation and maintenance of plumbing facilities.
An employee in this class works according to established trade practices to install or repair plumbing fixtures and systems. Work involves the exercise of independent judgment in determining materials and work methods to be used, and work may include lead worker responsibilities over helpers. Assignments are received from a supervisor in oral or written form, and are frequently accompanied by sketches and blueprints. A supervisor inspects work during progress or upon completion for conformance to standards.
Examples of work
Bends pipe; cuts, reams, and threads pipe; and welds pipe and pipe fittings when necessary.
Installs, maintains, and repairs valves, faucets, traps, sinks, wash bowls, and other sanitary fixtures; and installs fixture supports and hangers.
Pours molten solder over joints and spreads and shapes solder with a cloth for a clean fitting.
Maintains piping systems by opening clogged pipes and traps, and tests for leaks by filling pipes with water under pressure and checking with a gauge for all pressure.
Makes estimates of time and materials.
Functions as a lead worker over helpers assisting in various phases of the work by assigning work, providing assistance, conducting on-the-job training, and reviewing the work for adherence to standards.
Performs related work as required.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Position Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical, or mechanical trades.
Knowledge of flows, pressure, and capacity of water tanks and lines.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades involved.
Ability to care for and use the tools and equipment utilized in the trades involved.
Ability to make time and material estimates for specific jobs.
Ability to understand work from general instructions and specifications and to follow blueprints and sketches.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions.
Minimum Education and Training
Four years of experience in the plumbing trade or completion of an approved apprenticeship; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training that affords the applicant with the Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.
Necessary Special Requirement:
Certain positions in this class require licensure as a journey plumber or registration as a master plumber.
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).
Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
The salary for this position is determined by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. External applicants will be offered the minimum rate of pay for this position which is $16.79 per hour.
Preferred Qualifications
Four years of experience in the plumbing trade and maintenance and repair of refrigeration equipment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Knowledge of the maintenance and operation of all types of plumbing and HVAC equipment, tools and other related equipment; knowledge of the safety standards relating to the operation of such equipment; ability to locate defects and possible hazards in equipment; and the ability to make routine repairs and adjustments to equipment.
Previous experience performing regularly scheduled maintenance on heating and cooling units; installing new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and assembling and install metal duct work.
Essential Functions
This position is heavily involved in outdoor activity and has periods of heavy exertion. Incumbents must have the following abilities:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
To work under a variety of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, dust and snow.
To be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in response to emergency conditions.
To work in hazardous situations such as around moving heavy equipment, in and around traffic, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces.
Employee must be able to observe and react to hazardous warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands and hand signals.
To perform manual laboring duties such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Setting up, operating, testing and measuring equipment.
Using hand tools such as hammers and pry bars, and taking and transporting material samples.
Work often requires stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
To withstand exposure to chemical agents, exhaust gases and lubricants, solvents, poisonous plants, animals, and insects and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, strains and sprains.
To wear all types of required protective gear such as a hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves and respirators.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants can apply online with a cover letter and resume at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu or applicants that have not yet applied online can apply in person at the Job Fair on Saturday, 4/21/18 from 9:00am-5:00pm at Eberly College of Business Auditorium. Names and email addresses of three references must be provided as part of the job application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. For more information or assistance contact the IUP Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.
Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.
Applicants who apply online and who meet minimum qualifications will be given first preference and may be contacted to schedule an interview. If vacancies remain, qualified applicants attending the Job Fair may be asked to stay for an in person interview with a hiring supervisor.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
IUP is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

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