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invites applications for a
with good knowledge of the methods,
materials, practices, equipment machines and techniques used in the
trade of plumbing. This position requires the individual to have
the ability to follow oral and written instructions, work from
drawings, blueprints and sketches to assess material and equipment
needs and possess the knowledge and practice of safety rules
related to the trade. The maintenance plumber will also be expected
to work independently and efficiently in difficult
This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge of
the University of Montana’s safety policies and procedures and to
obtain an ABPA Backflow Preventer testing license.
- Must have a valid State of Montana plumbing license (include a
copy of a valid State of Montana plumbing license with
- Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Montana driver’s
- Experience in the standard practices, methods, and processes in
the use of materials, tools, and equipment of the trade.
- Ability to install and maintain drain, waste and vent plumbing
systems, water piping, plumbing fixtures, water-using appliances
and equipment, water mains, sewer mains, storm drains, gas lines
and gas-using appliances.
- Ability to install and repair, pipe assemblies, fittings,
valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and
fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools,
underground storm, sanitary and water piping systems and extend
piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to these systems.
- Ability to assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using
couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent,
caulking, soldering, and brazing in all types of plumbing systems
including threaded, brass, copper, pex, PVC, and cast iron.
- Ability to use plumbing and pipefitting hand and power tools
(i.e., drills, saws, wrenches, grinders, threading machines,
hoists, core drilling and sewer machines).
- Ability to Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required
angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters,
pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines.
- Ability and skill to communicate clearly and effectively with
Foreman, other crafts people, work order desk, the campus community
- Ability to receive written and verbal requests.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions, work from
drawings, blueprints and sketches.
- Knowledge of safety rules and procedures related to the trade
and abide by all OSHA safety.
(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and
perform the primary functions of the position with or without
Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of
- Lifting: Ground to 60 inches, up to 55#. Ground to overhead, up
- Carrying: Front carry up to 75# for 10 feet or less. Front
carry, or 1 handed carry, up and down stairs, 40#.
- Pushing forces required (during the use of tools): 65#
- Pulling forces required (during the use of tools): 75#
- Steel pipe, up to 21 feet long and weighing up to 227#, is
rarely lifted and carried by 2 workers.
- Steel pipe, up to 10 feet 6 inches long, and weighing up to
100# is rarely lifted and carried on one shoulder, a distance of
- A sewer machine, weighing 150#, is rarely lifted and carried up
and down stairs, by 2 workers.
- Fixtures, weighing up to 75#, are rarely lifted from the ground
or floor, and carried short distances, during the day.
- A tank type toilet, weighing 90#, is rarely lifted between 16
and 32 inch height, and carried at knee height between the knees, a
- Sewer snakes, tools, and materials, weighing up to 75#, are
occasionally lifted, and carried up and down stairs.
- Squatting occasionally, and kneeling, crouching, squatting or
sitting on the floor to work at low levels, for a prolonged period
- Static trunk forward bending and / or twisting occasionally,
from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using
- Reaching frequently with your arms in all directions.
- Working overhead occasionally from various positions (standing,
squatting, and kneeling).
- Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder or
- Walking various distances throughout the day on even and uneven
surfaces, distances up to 1000 feet.
- Use of various grip circumferences (up to 5 ½ inches), and
strengths (up to 75# of grip force in both hands), as well as
static grip positions, during the use of various tools, and while
manipulating various work materials.
- Manual steadiness, dexterity, speed, and coordination:
- Manual Dexterity — the ability to quickly move your hand, your
hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp and
- Wrist-Finger Speed — the ability to make fast, simple, repeated
movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Minimum Required Experience
- High School diploma and two (2) years maintenance service
plumbing experience or an equivalent combination of education and
- Completion of apprenticeship training in the plumbing
About Facilities Services, UM
, and Missoula
- Proficient at welding.
- Certified pipe welder.
- Knowledge of Autoclaves.
- Knowledge of fire sprinkler systems.
- Backflow Preventer testing license.
- Knowledge of D.I. water systems.
- Knowledge of fire hydrants, water conditioning equipment,
irrigation systems, fire sprinkler systems, steam systems and steam
related cooking equipment.
- Ability to perform gas, arc, MIG and TIG welding with
proficient knowledge of welding equipment and tools (welders, gas
torches, bead blasters).
Facilities Services is charged with the efficient operation and
maintenance of the state funded physical plant and assisting the
Auxiliaries with these services when requested. Facilities Services
also supports campus in enhancing and developing its physical
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with
approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is
located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about
75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant
recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national
forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National
Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University
of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package
that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers
many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to
the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad
spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in
demonstrating its five priorities for action
: Place student
success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation
in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of
“mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly
tell the UM story.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the
State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Position Title: Maintenance Plumber
Position Number: 084360
Department: Facilities Services
Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 12 months/year.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local
Benefits Include :
package, mandatory retirement plan,
partial tuition waiver, and wellness :
Pro-rated annual and
Public Employees Retirement (PERS) optional
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of
Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for
this position will be subject to criminal background
investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with
disabilities. For example, this material is available in
alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications
from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may
request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with
state law. References:
References not listed on the
application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to
the applicant. Testing:
Individual hiring departments at UM
may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to
essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:
Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility
verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally
required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Monday, January 2, 2023 by
11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’
will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open
until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following
materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below
*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application.
Please combine documents accordingly.
A complete application Includes:
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Indeed.com may result in submission of an incomplete application.
Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not
complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply"
section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure
complete application materials are submitted and received by the
date listed above.
- Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and
experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or
“Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
- Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work
- Professional References – names and contact information
for three (3) professional references.
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