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Pipe Trades I

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary
Facilities Management at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for the Pipe Trades I position! This role provides sub-journey level support for work unit by installing, removing, altering, testing, and repairing plumbing, steam and civil utilities system components.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are
Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Civil Utility Preventive Maintenance & Support
  • Perform preventive maintenance of civil utilities including but not limited to; valve exercising, fire hydrant testing and repair, jetting and videoing of sanitary and storm systems, storm inlet cleaning and signage, sand and oil interceptor inspections and servicing.
  • Assist level II employees to make repairs, support project outages and other duties as required to support the civil utilities' system.

Steam System Preventive Maintenance & Support
  • Provide support to level II employees engaged in maintenance of steam traps, scheduled steam outages and piping projects.

General Plumbing System Maintenance & Support
  • Assist level II employees with scheduled plumbing system outages, piping projects and plumbing system problem analysis.
  • Maintain, repair, or replace plumbing system components.

  • Responsible for completing material issuance requests and purchase requests to procure any material needed for the position’s workload.
  • Limited to a $1,000 per event purchase at the FM Construction Stores without the approval of their supervisor.
  • Provided 15 minutes at the beginning and/or end of each workday to complete their timecard, close out work orders, and to schedule their work for the following day. Timecards must be completed daily.
  • Required to include closing comments and ensure any repair work orders are created when closing work orders.
  • Respond on an “as needed” basis; this may also include the alternative work schedules and/or responding to after-hours emergencies.
  • Provide a phone number to the Facilities’ Operations management team to be used as a means of contact for after-hours calls to ensure the position is able to fulfill the requirements of an essential services employee.
  • With all duties within this PDQ, the employee is required to drive a University vehicle, carry tools, and materials.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This is an in-person position.
  • Work schedule: Monday - Friday. The initial hours will be from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm and then this position will be moved to a second shift schedule. Eligible for shift and overtime pay. This position may be asked to work additional shifts as needed. This could include nights, weekends, and holidays.
What We Can Offer

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements
Be effective. Be proactive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Two years of progressively responsible pipe and/or mechanical trades experience related to the work assignment.
    • Substitutions: At the agency’s discretion, successful completion of a formalized plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning apprenticeship program, or higher level, non-correspondence course work in the same fields from an accredited vocational school or university may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Backflow prevention certification – State of Colorado.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. a. Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying. 4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 5, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

Essential Services
This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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