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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

University of Washington

Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Job type Employee
Category Administrative / Office,Construction / Trades,Customer Service,Engineering,Health Care
Job status N/A
Posted on Jan 15, 2018
Job code ******


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PLUMBER/PIPE/STEAMFITTER (FIXED DURATION) Req #: ****** Department: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 01/11/2018 Closing Info: Closes On 01/25/2018 Salary: $4,912 - $6,538/month Union Position: Yes This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.

FMC has an outstanding opportunity for a Plumber/Pipe/Steamfitter (Fixed Duration).

Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, the individual in this role performs journey-level plumbing work in the maintenance, repair and construction of a wide variety of complex and sophisticated plumbing systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Inspect, diagnose malfunctions; repair, maintain, test and inspect backflow devices, heating, cooling, and other process piping systems; clear plugged waste lines.

Remove and replace or install all types of plumbing fixtures, such as water closets, sinks, drinking fountains, showers, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment.

Maintain and repair piping, tanks, and pressure vessels for fuels, steam, water, air, gas, and draining systems; install, service, repair and adjust pumps, ejectors, valves, dishwashers, stills, heat exchangers and coils.

Construct various types of pipe joints for high or low-pressure systems, including threading, brazing, soldering, welding or lead-wiping of joints.

Cut, fit, fabricate, and assemble a wide variety of articles, materials, and devices, including steel, copper, brass, glass, plastic, cast iron, corrosion-resistant pipe, tile, concrete and transite.

Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches; construct, lay out or plan piping assemblies with respect to walls, structures, and other obstructions, allowing for expansion and contraction and alignment in accordance with pipefitting practice. Work with Lead to discuss any proposed project changes before construction.

May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.

Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.

Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies.

Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.

May instruct semiskilled workers.

Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as EH & S, Engineering Services, Design Services, Capital Planning & Development and UW Information Technology to facilitate work.

Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

Comply with all UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, FMC protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC.

Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.

Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled.

Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Possess the ability to effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities.
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability.
Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.
Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.
Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous.
Demonstrate professional work ethics.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.


Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a plumber/pipefitter/steamfitter, OR full journey status as a plumber/pipefitter/steamfitter in a union, OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.

Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills.


Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations.

Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products

Pipe Welding Certification and/or demonstrated experience welding pipes.

Experience in plumbing maintenance of institutional, industrial and/or commercial environments.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Journey-level Plumber Certification.

Experience in steam distribution/heat exchangers and closed loop piping systems in an institutional, industrial or commercial environment.


Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington.

Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift.

Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment. Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required.

Approved footwear must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job.

Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the University of Washington Medical Center.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at ************ / ************ (tty) or **********. Apply for this job


Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle, PLUMBER/PIPE/STEAMFITTER (FIXED DURATION), Professions, Seattle, Washington

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