The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Plumber - Plumber

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $4,089+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-02-22-01-5225
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

40 hours a week, five 8-hour days, or possible four 10-hour days with schedule to be determined with supervisor. Some overtime, evening, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To perform journey level work in maintaining, repairing and installing plumbing systems that transport water, steam, natural and laboratory gasses, sewer, storm and drain water, chilled water, vacuum systems and related equipment and distribution systems.

Essential Functions

Inspects, maintains, repairs, modifies, installs, and replaces building, laboratory, and other miscellaneous plumbing systems. Uses common piping materials such as copper, brass, black steel pipe, galvanized iron, cast iron, polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, etc. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. Locates and repairs leaks in common and specialty piping systems conveying various fluids and gases, including but not limited to domestic water, reclaimed water, wastewater, steam, laboratory gases, natural gas, and refrigerants. Various pipe sizes to 10 inches in diameter and pressures ranging up to 150 pounds per square inch. Performs preventive maintenance on building, laboratory and specialty plumbing systems and system components including pumps and controls. Utilizes instruments such as ultrasonic, temperature sensing, pressure and flow gauges. Includes working on electronic and pneumatic actuated valves, as well as replacing backflow prevention assemblies, and safety eye washes and showers. Clears drain blockages. Removes and replaces lavatory fixtures. Assists other technicians as needed in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators. Participates in the On-Call program. Provides timely and courteous customer service, keeps supervisors up-to-date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise, and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met. Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations. Reads blueprints, works from specifications, and follows instructions, both written and oral.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4. May be required to participate in On-Call program.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience as a journey level plumber. Licensed as a Journey Level Plumber from the State of Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners or able to achieve this level of licensure within 180 days. License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations. Must have a current driver license. Candidate's Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for the past 36 months must be clear. This includes all states resided in for past 36 months. Candidate must provide out of state MVR(s). Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited apprenticeship program or technical school. More than three years experience as a journey level plumber. Four years industrial plumbing experience related to the functions listed. Licensed as a Master Plumber in the State of Texas. Licensed as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester. Licensed as a Customer Service Inspector. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Experience in more than one craft or trade. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated stable work history. Working knowledge of computerized systems. Ability to read and understand technical manuals and blueprints related to trade. Ability to write reports summarizing work activities. Successful completion of the Leader Development Program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Exposed to loud noise, high dust and allergen levels; occasionally lifts up 50 lbs and works in confined spaces; required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

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