invites applications for a
Maintenance Plumber .
This position requires good knowledge
of the methods, materials, practices, equipment machines and
techniques used in the trade of plumbing. Ability to follow oral
and written instructions, work from drawings, blueprints and
sketches to assess material and equipment needs and possess
knowledge and practice of safety rules that are related to the
trade. The Maintenance Plumber will be expected to work
independently and efficiently in difficult situations. This
position may need to fill in for shop foreman when absent and
supervise employees of the plumbing and machine shop, and may
direct the irrigation digger.
Upon completion of training, this position requires incumbent to be
- Learn and follow University of Montana safety policies and
- Obtain an ABPA Backflow Preventer testing license.
Physical Demands and Significant Worksite Measurements
- Must have a valid State of Montana plumbing license
- 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 lbs. Ground to overhead,
up to 50 lbs.
- Carrying: Front carry up to 75 lbs. for 10 feet or less. Front
carry, or 1 handed carry, up and down stairs, 40 lbs.
- Pushing forces required (during the use of tools): 65 lbs
- Pulling forces required (during the use of tools): 75 lbs
- Steel pipe, up to 21 feet long and weighing up to 227 lbs, is
rarely lifted and carried by 2 workers.
- Steel pipe, up to 10 feet 6 inches long, and weighing up to 100
lbs is rarely lifted and carried on one shoulder, a distance of 100
- A sewer machine, weighing 150 lbs, is rarely lifted and carried
up and down stairs, by 2 workers.
- Fixtures, weighing up to 75 lbs, are rarely lifted from the
ground or floor, and carried short distances, during the day.
- A tank type toilet, weighing 90 lbs, is rarely lifted between
16 and 32 inch height, and carried at knee height between the
knees, a short distance.
- Sewer snakes, tools, and materials, weighing up to 75 lbs, 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 lbs 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 graduation and completion of apprenticeship
training in the plumbing trade and two (2) years’ experience as a
journey-level maintenance service plumber, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
About Facilities Services and UM
- Proficient at welding
- Certified pipe welder
- Knowledge of Autoclaves
- Knowledge of fire sprinkler systems.
- Knowledge of U of M Campus
- 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 a flagship, research institution with
over 9,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally
vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur
which was recently ranked in the “ top
20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000
by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in
Outside Magazine’s “
The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014
national publications recognize Missoula for its
high quality of life
. 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 employees.
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
Six months minimum
Benefits Include :
mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness
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: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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.
A complete application Includes:
- 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.
- Plumbing License – Include a copy of a valid State of
Montana plumbing license.
Montana, United States