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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position. Work Schedule will be Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Skilled Plumber – Under general supervision, incumbent performs the full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems and as assigned. Work includes the installation of plumbing fixtures and piping in new construction and remodel projects and the maintenance and repair of existing plumbing fixtures and piping including restroom and laboratory fixtures, fire sprinkler systems, and associated piping. Incumbent repairs existing and installs new appliances (water heaters, garbage disposals, kitchen ranges, drinking fountains, dish washers, washing machines, forced air furnaces, etc.).
Objectives – Provide an “Industry Best Practice” preventive maintenance organization to the SDSU Community.
Expectations - Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment. Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the FS Director. Maintains a responsible attendance record, punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. Seeks customer feedback, is responsive to customers and takes appropriate action for the situation.
Perform work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the department and campus community by practicing individual dignity, using tact and diplomacy, and always being respectful and civil. Respectful communication when dealing with people in all situations; demonstrating restraint, fairness and firmness. Works effectively to understand by carefully listening and working to be understood.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,109 - $5,470 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,109 - $6,597 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Maintenance and Repair Work – Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces existing plumbing equipment and systems.
Emergency Plumbing Work – Responds to trouble calls and minor work requests; troubleshoots and repairs dripping faucets, clogged toilets/urinals, malfunctioning flush valves, water heaters, gas and water laboratory fixtures, etc.
Renovation and Improvement Work – Assembles and installs new valves, pumps, pipes, fittings and fixtures and appliances.
Preventive Maintenance Work - Maintains, troubleshoots and tests plumbing systems; performs PM tasks.
Specialized Plumbing Work – May test backflow prevention valves and fire safety systems; may perform swimming pool maintenance; may manage lab facilities or may be assigned water treatment duties that involve monitoring, testing and chemically treating potable/non-potable water systems.
Work Coordination and Accountability – Provides instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; interprets plans and drawings; prepares working sketches; calculates shop estimates, estimates material costs; obtains phone quotations and prepares requisitions for ordering material, takes inventory of bench stock material and re-orders when necessary. Maintains records and retrieves data related to work performed using manual/computerized record-keeping systems; prepares standard reports; consults and works with other trades workers.
Maintenance/Operation of Shop and General Support – Maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs shop clean-up and maintains a safe and clean work area. Assists Custodial Services, Landscape Services, Mechanical Services and other trade staff in the accomplishment of their work (projects, events, on-going programs), and performs other tasks as assigned by the manager in support of the university and Facilities Services.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge – Work requires thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade; a base knowledge of the operation of building automation systems; and a thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes.
Abilities – Must be able to perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems; perform applicable welding work; obtain necessary backflow prevention licenses; make rough sketches of plumbing installations; read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications; estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations; prepare standard reports; read and write at the level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. Incumbents may be required to possess a California Driver’s License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment they are required to maintain and operate.
Experience and Education
Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumber’s apprenticeship program.
Ability to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex.
Ability to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination.
Ability to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy communicating effectively to resolve problems; and to proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.
Ability to implement safety procedures, resolve problems and improve safety in the workplace. Ability to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and take appropriate actions.
Ability to conduct hazard assessments, and address those hazards accordingly, and applies Engineering controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows-up on health and safety risks, taking appropriate actions(s) and provides the necessary reports and documentation.
Prior plumbing experience in a higher education, commercial, industrial or a large multi-building facility maintenance environment;
Prior experience performing plumbing system operations & maintenance on specialized research facilities; laboratories, engineering facilities, testing labs, environmental chambers;
Prior experience performing plumbing system operations & maintenance of specialized research systems including Reverse Osmoses (RO), Deionized Water (DI), Closed Loop Systems, Air and Vacuum Systems, Hydraulic Systems, Fluid Dynamics, High Pressure, Specialized Filtration systems;
Prior experience with the operation and maintenance of Fire Life Safety systems including Dry and Wet Fire Suppression, Sprinkler Fitter experience, Fire Pumps and Control Systems;
Prior experience with the maintenance and repair of commercial building Plumbing Utilities including domestic water, sanitary sewer and storm drain systems.
APPA EFP Credential.
LEED Green Associate.
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Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 10, 2016; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
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SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.