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Plumbing Mechanic (1st or 2nd Shift)

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 11, 2023
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Position Information

Working Title
Plumbing Mechanic (1st or 2nd Shift)


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1st shift Mon-Fri 6:30AM-3:00PM
2nd shift Wed-Sat 12:30PM-11:00PM

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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

Provides customer service to the University community in the form of repairs, installations, modifications, and preventive maintenance involving piping systems, plumbing fixtures, equipment, and facilities.

Maintains systems and equipment that affect the University’s fire protection and health/ life safety including, but not limited to, gas lines, sprinkler lines, swimming pool chemicals, sewage disposal, fire pumps, and fire hydrants.

Work schedules including days & hours are subject to change depending on the needs of the University and the Facilities Management Operations & Maintenance Department. This position is “mission critical”.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Safely install, service, maintain, regulate, repair, and replace water, sewage, drainage, air, gas, and vacuum systems and related equipment in accordance with state and local codes.

2. Follow a predetermined schedule of preventive maintenance on plumbing and gas systems and equipment. Review related documents and evaluate compliance with standards and codes. Analyze systems or components and recommend proper corrective actions when needed. Perform other related duties.

3. Install, connect, and test plumbing fixtures such as urinals, water closets, wash basins, sinks, drinking fountains, compressed air fixtures, water heaters, sterilizers, washers, swimming pool systems, mixing valves, water softeners, grease pits, and special equipment.

4. Safely use all tools of the plumbing trade including but not limited to soldering and brazing equipment, cutting torches, pipe wrenches, electric drills, drill presses, pipe threaders, and sewer machines. Inspects equipment and tools to ensure they are safe and in good working order. Report malfunctioning equipment to supervisory personnel.

5. Participates as needed in the state inspections of sprinkler systems, and fire pumps.

6. Responds to emergency trouble calls during and after regular working hours as required by supervisory personnel.

7. Adjusts working hours and/or works overtime as needed on weekends, evenings, and other hours outside normal schedules as required by supervisory personnel to meet the needs of the University.

8. Safely uses ladders, scaffolds, and personnel lifts.

9. Interpret plans, sketches, plumbing diagrams, and specifications; identify all plumbing terms and symbols.

10. Perform related duties as assigned and assist other trades as needed.



Vocational/Technical certification in plumbing, welding, or related fields with 3 years of experience is required.

Acceptable equivalency would be a high school diploma/ GED with 5 years of related experience in a similar environment or plumbing proficiency as demonstrated by past work history. Must possess:

1. valid driver’s license;
2. License to perform testing of backflow preventers (if not already licensed, must be able to obtain license within 2 years of employment);
3. basic computer skills;
4. ability to communicate clearly both orally and written;
5. ability to work with various types of related equipment including, but not limited to, chemicals, parts washers, welders, metal lathes, cutters, grinders, chop saws, concrete coring machines, pipe threaders, drill presses, pressure jetting machines, pumps, hydraulic jacks, hot water tanks, etc.;
6. ability to stand, walk, stoop, reach, pull, kneel, push, work in confined spaces, and perform work above head level for extended periods of time;
7. perform medium heavy and maximum physical exertion and lift up to 50 lbs or more on a regular basis.

Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
Technical School Certificate

Minimum Experience
3 years


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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license and are you permitted to drive without restrictions?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe in detail your plumbing experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please list any licenses or certifications you might have that are directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess the ability perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion and to lift 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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