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Plumber's Assistant

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Facilities

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Facilities Maintenance Specialist - Advanced
  • Job ID: #17007
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Plumber's Assistant

A full-time university staff position is available in Facilities beginning April 5, 2021. The working title for this assignment is Plumbers Assistant with an official title of Facilities Maintenance Specialist-Advanced.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period.  The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience in the range of $18-21.00 per hour.

POSITION: A full-time university staff position is available in Facilities beginning April 5, 2021. The working title for this assignment is Plumbers Assistant with an official title of Facilities Maintenance Specialist-Advanced.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period.  The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience in the range of $18-21.00 per hour.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for maintenance of building plumbing components and systems throughout the UWEC campus.  Performs preventative maintenance and emergency repair independently.  Assists the plumber in the construction and remodeling of plumbing systems on campus.  Keeps maintenance records, assists in keeping inventory of plumbing supplies, and performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Facilities Shop Supervisor.  This position reports to the Facilities Shop Supervisor of Facilities Management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A thorough knowledge of building construction/repair concepts; adherence to rules and regulations of State of WI plumbing codes; ability to interpret construction drawings; experience with the maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures.] 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Will have experience performing maintenance and repair of commercial buildings in an educational environment; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

THE UNIT: The unit of Facilities consists of approximately 140 staff members.

DUTIES:

          Performs Maintenance and Repair of Building Plumbing Systems

  • Service and repair building plumbing equipment such as pipes, valves, fittings, toilet fixtures, vacuum breakers, etc.
  • Inspect, repair and clean building sewer systems such as drains, garbage disposals, etc.
  • Service and repair departmental equipment including lab equipment with plumbing connections and valves.
  • Service and repair hot water heaters, domestic water circulating pumps and all associated equipment.

       Performs Preventative Maintenance on All Campus Plumbing Systems

  • Performs preventative maintenance on plumbing fixtures; i.e., sinks, lavatories, water closets, showers and associated fittings and supplies.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on campus water systems.
  • Inspect, clean and adjust water, vacuum and air valves.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on garbage disposals, water heaters, pumps and miscellaneous kitchen equipment including plumbing.

  Independently install appliances on campus

  • Install all new replacement commercial washers, dryers, icemakers, dishwashers, stoves, and refrigeration equipment throughout campus.
  • Install and repair pressure washing equipment in Residence Halls
  • Repair, perform preventative maintenance, and periodically replace equipment.
  • Install Card Reader equipment on washers and dryers.

Maintain Building, Heating and Ventilation Systems and Related Equipment

  • Repair, maintain and overhaul building heating and air conditioning systems such as fans, coils, bearings, air handling units, pumps, filters, etc.
  • Repair and maintain movable equipment such as window air conditioners, portable vacuum pumps, departmental equipment, etc.
  • Repair, check and replace pipes, valves, pumps, steam traps, coils, etc.
  • Clean condenser and evaporator tubes, rebuild compressors, heat exchangers  and related equipment.  To comply with federal and state regulations on all units using CFC as a refrigerant.
  • Perform preventive maintenance such as replacing filters, check bearings, replace valves and seals, change oil and clean and flush coils.

 Perform Record-Keeping Functions

  • Record maintenance performed in plumbing preventative maintenance management program.
  • Keep an inventory of supplies needed to meet the normal requirements of the Housing Department’s Laundry operation.

     Miscellaneous

  • Clean the plumbing shop a minimum of once a week.
  • Respond to after-hour emergencies call in.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Facilities Shop Supervisor.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htmYou must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Facilities Maintenance Advanced position (Job ID #17007) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Chris Buckley; bucklec@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 4:00 pm on March 20, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.  A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-penings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf)

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.