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Plumber - Maintenance Worker IV

Apply now Job no: 497891
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: Facilities Management
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
This position performs work under the direction of department management but with a high degree of initiative and independent judgement. This position’s primary expertise will be in plumbing/mechanical maintenance, installations, and design and will act as lead on all Robert Morris University plumbing system projects. This position ensures that all plumbing systems are properly maintained and are in proper operating condition. Work is performed under the general supervision of the department management. Maintenance coverage is 24/7 – 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods. This position may be required to work as scheduled during University closings.
  • Provides leadership to less skilled employees who are assigned to assist on projects. Consistently makes proper decisions that ensure work is completed in accordance with project guidelines set by management, and that the project is completed with a high degree of efficiency.
  • Performs maintenance, repairs and installation on all building and facility systems and equipment such as: plumbing components, fixtures, and/or plumbing systems including main gas lines and water lines, backflow preventers, opening clogged sinks, showers and toilets,
  • Repairs all types of plumbing fixtures in accordance with established work order maintenance, and preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Performs work according to manufacturer’s specifications, department guidelines, trade practices, blueprints, shop drawings and schematics.
  • Inspects buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain required repairs and make recommendations to management.
  • Moves furniture and completes setups and teardowns for University functions and outside rental groups.
  • Receives and unloads delivery trucks.
  • Performs snow removal work by using hand tools to remove snow and ice from steps, walks and ramps. Ability to operate equipment such as salt spreaders, skid steers, tractors and trucks to remove snow and ice from walks, ramps, roads and parking lots.
  • Maintains a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor.
  • Attends seminars, conferences, and training sessions related to craft, and must be able to demonstrate and utilize the knowledge gained through this training.
  • May be required to assist with maintaining files of utility and building systems diagrams generated from field investigations.
  • Required to assist and to perform other maintenance oriented functions including electrical repairs, carpentry repairs, painting, and HVAC.
  • Responds to emergency calls from all campus locations.
  • Will drive on behalf of the university.
  • Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED required. Trade school diploma or certification is preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years experience working with plumbing systems is required.
  • Knowledge of all tools, materials, methods and hazards of the trade. Skilled in the use of all tools of the trade.
  • Knowledge of local and national codes as applicable to work.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Must have the ability to receive work orders and follow orders verbally or in writing.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work well with co-workers.
  • Must be able to work from blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, technical manuals, or verbal instruction.
  • Must be able to complete work and operates maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, in unpleasant areas.
  • Must be able to clean spills of various substances such as body fluids or chemical substances.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
  • Must be able to work overtime, limit PTO (paid time off) during peak activity periods and work as scheduled during University closings when needed.
  • Must adhere to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Journeyman Plumber License and DOT Gas Certification License required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, as well as the ability to drive different types of vehicles.
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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