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Iowa State University Steamfitter in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Steamfitter

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Four years experience in the trade, including apprenticeship, of which one year must be working with steam at pressures greater than 90 psig. • Commercial drivers license desirable.

Special Required QualificationsGrade 1 operator Water Distribution License, within first 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:Confined space entry training

Work zone safety training

IDNR grade 2 water distribution license

Fusion welding certification for natural gas system and HDPE

American Welding Society standard AWS D1.1 structural welding certificate

American Welding Society standard AWS D10 piping welding certificate

Job Description:

The Utilities Mechanical Distribution team is seeking qualified candidates for the Steamfitter position. This position applies knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair utility distribution systems consisting of tunnels and buried piping. The utility systems include steam systems, domestic water systems, hot water heating systems, compressed air systems, and chilled water systems.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an on-going basis without sponsorship.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain high pressure (90 psig or greater) steam reducing stations, expansion joints, steam meters, steam traps, steam valves, direct buried preinsulated piping systems, and pumps.

• Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain large diameter buried domestic and chilled water mains, valves, and fire hydrants.

• Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain hot water lines, valves, and expansion joints.

• Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain compressed air lines, air regulators, and valves.

• Install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain storm and sanitary sewers, manholes, and pumps.

• Weld using arc, gas, heliarc, and spot welding techniques.

• Perform distribution utility locates for domestic water, chilled water, air steam, storm sewers, and sanitary sewers prior to any excavation on campus.

• Draws layouts and construction record drawings; reads and interprets blueprints and drawings; reads and interprets specifications.

• Assist in arranging building shutdowns of all mechanical distribution utilities for emergencies and for routine maintenance.

• Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates steam, and water outages.

• Assist in directing the work of apprentices.

• Point of contact for mechanical utilities services in support of capital projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques used in the steamfitting trade.

• Knowledge of the tools and equipment of the trade and skill in their safe use, proper care, and maintenance.

• Knowledge of welding techniques and equipment.

• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

• Knowledge of applicable building code requirements.

• Knowledge of proper lifting and bending techniques and ability to lift and carry at least 100 pounds.

• Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and blueprints.

• Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification, and repair of new and existing piping systems and equipment.

• Ability to work in areas designated as confined spaces in close proximity to energized utilities following OSHA confined space regulations.

• Ability to work in extreme temperatures and conditions.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5351a

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?Our 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: March 14, 2024

Posting Close Date:April 30, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14255