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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024


Posting Number: SRGV7241
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Campus Facilities Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide journeyman level skills in the installation, maintenance, remodeling, repair, and servicing of the plumbing systems. Responsible for the prompt performance of assigned plumbing and related duties. Frequently responsible for supervision of semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

Description of Duties:
• Installs pipes, sinks, traps, washbowls, toilet fittings, drains, special laboratory sinks and drain tables.

• Repairs and maintains valves, faucets, traps, sinks, and vents.

• Connects hot water heaters, gas heaters and furnaces and tests for safety.

• Repairs sewer pipes.

• Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors.

• Studies building plans and drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.

• Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members.

• Purchases and inventories shop supplies, machinery and equipment.

• Analyzes and resolves work problems.

• Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided in order to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.

• Unstops clogged lines.

• Performs minor carpentry, digging and cleanup duties related to the assignment.

• Emergency work on weekends/nights.

• Complies with all State and University Policies.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:

Journeyman plumbing license preferred.As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).

Required Experience:
Two (2) years of skilled/journeyman level plumbing experience.

Preferred Experience:
Three or more years of the above experience.

Skilled use of wrenches, pipe-cutting and threading tools, metal saws and other similar tools of the trade.

Use of gauges and pressure equipment in checking for leaks.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Must be able to perform strenuous physical duties, including but not limited to those listed above. Exposure to outside environments, hot, dry, wet, cold; some work in restricted spaces, exposure to dampness, dust, some duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and discomfort. Duties may involve the carrying, lifting and moving of heavy objects, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other activities requiring physical exertion; exposure to sewage and disagreeable odors. Work may involve digging and working in trenches to locate and repair pipes. Danger of falls, chemicals, electrical shock and burns, and hazards and conditions inherent to the trade or assignment.

This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 12/31/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-529cf2fa4023e243b3f92bc59206c6c3

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