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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Job Details


Job no: 527906
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure

Department: University Housing
Classification: Plumber
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $24.61- $37.74 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 22, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a resume and be sure to include three professional references.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).
Position department summary

Position Summary
The plumber is responsible for preventative and reactive maintenance, repairs, retrofits, and minor installation of plumbing systems, heating systems, and related mechanical and steam systems throughout University Housing residential, kitchen, and dining areas. This position utilizes a computerized maintenance management system; reads and interprets blueprints and written instructions; and identifies and orders necessary supplies and equipment. The plumber also accomplishes general maintenance support.

Work may be accomplished independently, and as a member of a team, applying personal knowledge of general and specific techniques and will be performed to service standards and in compliance with state and local codes. This position reports to a University Housing Facilities Manager.

This position requires broad use of various hand and power tools and may require the following physical demands: working outside in all weather conditions, working in mechanical rooms, tunnels, and other spaces, frequent crouching, kneeling, stair climbing, walking on hard, smooth finished or uneven surfaces, and carrying equipment, supplies and or tools weighing over 50 pounds.

Special Requirement:
Valid driver's license and the ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification for the purpose of driving University vehicles.

Minimum Requirements
  • A valid Oregon Plumber's license AND
  • One of the following:
    o One year of experience as a journey-level plumber; OR
    o Completion of an approved apprenticeship program.

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to read work orders, keep records in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), and understand policies, codes, procedures, and safety information.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and experience using basic power tools and specialized plumbing tools and equipment to perform plumbing and general maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from plumbing diagrams, design documents, as-built drawings, blueprints, manufacturer manuals, training documents, and written instructions
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to the principles of inclusion and equity and working effectively within a diverse higher education population, including University Housing staff, residents, and guests.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years journey level plumbing experience in a large commercial or residential complex.
  • Experience working in a higher education campus.
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of steam and hydronic HVAC systems.
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of hot water boilers.
  • Experience using Building Automation and Control systems and devices.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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