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Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades- Plumbing

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades- Plumbing

North Carolina Central University

Closing Date: 8/18/2022 at 11:55 PM

Primary Purpose of Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to perform skilled plumbing maintenance, repairs and minor projects when requested. Position will serve as the lead plumber. Job consists of installing, connect and tests completes drain, waste and vent systems; performs repairs and replacements of various type of plumbing valves; installs basic plumbing fixtures, repairs fixtures, valves and faucets. Oversees the maintenance, repair and installation of commercial, industrial and residential plumbing (water and draining) systems, backflow prevention devices, hot water storage tanks, water heaters, fixtures (sinks, urinals, commodes, fountains, etc.), valves, pipe fittings, pipes, compressors, pumps, and purification equipment (reverse osmosis systems and filtration). Develops and monitors a preventative maintenance program as it relates to plumbing and utility systems. Manages clear and accurate documentation of all inspections, testing and maintenance performed. Maintains knowledge of building and safety codes, hazardous material handling and disposal, and labor contracts. Provides operational support to other Facilities Services units, as necessary.
Provides direct supervision to trade staff: assigns and directs daily work assignments; reviews work for quality and completion; monitors work orders and closes out completed work orders. Coordinates utility shut downs; ensures communication and notices are provided to impacted customers and minimizes impact to customers. Reviews plans, submittals, specifications, and requisitions for projects to establish daily, weekly, and long-range work schedules. Obtains and maintains stock inventory of parts, materials and equipment necessary for timely completion of projects. Coordinates, facilitates and monitors safety and technical training programs. Ensures safety procedures are followed and maintained. Promotes and maintains a strong customer service focused environment and cooperative teamwork philosophy in the unit. Responsible for ensuring daily operational task are met.
Completes all paperwork involved at the Lead level including but not limited to work orders, inventory, employee review input, department budgets recommendations, PO requests and other paperwork as need. Position will be an on call rotation schedule. This position is considered essential service and required to work during adverse weather, pandemic emergencies, and other emergencies as declared by the Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification(s). Optional Guidelines: Experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Locksmith Positions: North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Association.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of commercial plumbing systems, to include backflow systems.
  • Position will serve as a Lead Plumber in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Must have knowledge of and experience in energy conservation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) applications
  • Knowledge of interpreting blueprints, reading technical instructions
  • Ability stoop, bend, lift, overhead work, crawl on hands, knees and torso, as well as work in cramped quarters
  • Ability to use variety tools and instruments such as sewer cleaners and jet machines, drill, gas leak detectors, water vacuums, surge cleaners, backflow testing equipment, computers, jack hammers, backhoes and other equipment including hand tools
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • To take initiative to see projects and assignments through to completion
  • To learn, interpret and analyze information to make necessary decisions
  • To exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving
  • To plan, prioritize and organize workflow; ability to work flexible schedules
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills along with written and oral communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals in a high pressure environment.
  • 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
  • Experience with personnel management
  • Experience using online and/or web-based work order systems. Preferred
  • Experience and/or knowledge of UC systems, polices, procedures and regulations. Preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For employment/re-employment priority, this vacancy is treated as Pay Plan Conversion GN08.

This is re-advertisement. Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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