Number of Vacancies:
Campus Facilities Operations
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
• Connects hot water heaters, gas heaters and furnaces and tests
• 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
• Analyzes and resolves work problems.
• Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided in
order to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation
• Unstops clogged lines.
• Performs minor carpentry, digging and cleanup duties related to
• Emergency work on weekends/nights.
• Complies with all State and University Policies.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of all assigned staff.
High school diploma or equivalent.
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
Two (2) years of skilled/journeyman level plumbing
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.
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.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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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
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 https://careers.utrgv.edu
detailed contact 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 Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30514