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Iowa State University Plumber in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Plumber

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Four years of experience in the trade, which may include an apprenticeship.

Preferred Qualifications:State of Iowa Plumbing License

State of Iowa Backflow Certified

Experience in commercial plumbing

Job Description:

The Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) department is seeking skilled candidates for the Plumber position. Under general supervision, this role involves applying journey-level expertise to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances, laboratory equipment, and apparatus related to gas, air, steam, water, drainage systems, and heating and cooling systems.

About the role:

  • Install and repair sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters and softeners, garbage disposals, sprinkler systems, traps, valves, pumps, meters, coils, laboratory equipment, drains, and other related piping and equipment.

  • Test, install, and maintain water distribution piping and control equipment, fire hydrants, backflow valves, and related distribution systems equipment.

  • Draw layouts and interpret blueprints and drawings.

  • Maintain records on equipment, inventory, and test reports on code-compliant devices, tracking materials and efforts expended on each job assignment.

  • Perform or assist in the duties of a Pipefitter or Insulator as needed.

  • Provide technical support to Area Mechanics or student workers.

  • Respond to emergency repair service calls.

About us:

  • Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Iowa State University, one of the nation's leading educational and agricultural institutions.

  • More importantly, FP&M is committed to the growth and well-being of its employees, offering opportunities for both professional and personal development.

  • FP&M is a team that values your skills and offers a supportive environment for your career growth.

  • At FP&M, you’ll have the chance to work with a team dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of Iowa State University's campus, impacting the lives of students, staff, and faculty every day.

About you:

  • Experienced Professional: You have substantial experience in plumbing, demonstrating a strong understanding of installation and repair work for a variety of systems, including gas, air, steam, water, and drainage.

  • Problem Solver: You possess excellent troubleshooting skills, enabling you to diagnose issues efficiently and implement effective solutions.

  • Detail-Oriented: You are meticulous with your work, ensuring all installations and repairs meet the highest standards and comply with relevant codes and regulations.

  • Team Player: You work well with others, providing technical support to team members and collaborating effectively to complete projects on time.

  • Adaptable: You are capable of handling emergency repair services and adjusting to new challenges quickly and efficiently.

  • Technically Proficient: You are comfortable reading blueprints and technical drawings, maintaining accurate records, and using a variety of plumbing tools and equipment.

  • Customer-Focused: You prioritize customer satisfaction, maintaining a professional demeanor and ensuring all work meets client expectations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, codes, OSHA rules, and safety precautions of the plumbing trade.

• Knowledge of laws, regulations, and codes relating to sanitation and repair of new and existing plumbing fixtures and systems and other apparatus.

• Knowledge of asbestos recognition and handling techniques.

• Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools of the plumbing trade safely and skillfully.

• Skill in performing maintenance, installation, and repair of plumbing apparatus.

• Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and blueprints.

• Ability to maintain accurate records.

• Ability to routinely lift and move up to 50 pounds.

• Ability to use manual dexterity and eye coordination for repair tasks and ability to work in confined spaces.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5331a

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: April 9, 2024

Posting Close Date:July 30, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14443

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a welcoming, global, and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Campus community members have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to engaging with each other respectfully as outlined in the university's Principles of Community ( . Iowa State recognizes that diverse intellectual and philosophical perspectives are vital to innovation, critical thinking skills, and a dynamic academic community that fosters the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.