University of California, Davis - California

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Under the direction of the Physical Plant Mechanic Supervisor, provide journey-level Plumbing and Steamfitting experience. Install, repair, service and inspect steam or hot water boilers, steam generators, autoclaves, water distillation equipment, dishwashers, rack washers, and other steam or water-using equipment. Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical malfunctions on gas-fired equipment. Install, repair and replace pipe and insulation for steam, heating hot water, chilled water and condensate. Replace and install pumps, valves, heat transfer devices, instrumentation, air and all related accessory equipment above and below ground.
Install, repair, and replace, in whole or in part, apparatuses for control of heating and cooling water, steam, and air flow. Performs proper time keeping and accounting of materials and expenses for assigned projects. Assist Inspector/Planner/Estimators, engineers, superintendents or other staff with inspection, estimating, and review or preparation of specifications and drawings for work on electrical and alarm systems.

Physical Demands:
Climb ladders, on top of machinery and equipment, crawl, stoop, bend and work in confined spaces such as attics and sewer manholes.
Lift and maneuver up to 50lbs; items such as large pipe wrenches, sewer cable, sewer cleaning equipment, large pipes, pumps, toilets and sinks.
Requires use of respirator and protective clothing.

Work Environment:
Valid CA driver's license required.

This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

This position is subject to completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services at no charge to the applicant.

Work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards include but are not limited to: asbestos, PCB's radioactive materials, industrial and laboratory chemicals, fuels, solvents, infectious materials and wastes, biological hazards and other materials labeled hazardous.

Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.

This position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System.

Work a non-standard work schedule that includes nights, weekends, or alternative schedules such as 80 hours in 8 or 9 shifts instead of 10. Supports critical campus functions operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Required to participate in an 'on call' program to facilitate timely return of staff to the campus as required to meet critical needs. The on call program requires employee to inform the University how they can be reached during non-working hours, to carry University provided radios, cell phones, pagers or other telecommunications equipment which would facilitate communication between the campus and employee during non-work hours, or to accept rotating on-call responsibility which could periodically restrict the off-campus movements of the employee. If the employee's non-working hour movements are restricted by the University, employee will be compensated for their 'On-Call' time according to the established on call rates. If actually called into work, the employee will be compensated according to the established campus policies.

May also be required to return after an assigned shift due to business necessity or emergencies. Compensation for 'Call-Back' will be in accordance with campus policies.

Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.



Minimum Qualifications:
Must possess a certificate of completion from a recognized union apprenticeship program, University apprenticeship program, accredited trade school or have the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to a journey level craftsperson in the plumbing/steam trade. Non-certified applicants will have their training and experience evaluated by members of Facilities Services Senior Leadership Group.

Journey level experience in the Plumbing/Steam trade and related practices to perform assigned duties without direct supervision.

Skill to fabricate, maintain, service, repair, replace, install and/or alter Steam equipment (construction, maintenance, alarms) and other campus systems related to craft function.

Experience to inspect and perform preventive maintenance program on Steam/Plumbing and other campus systems related to craft functions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Understand and interpret technical data, mechanical and structural specifications and blueprints.

Customer service skills.

Computer skills to operate a personal computer.

Organizational skills to understand and meet established unit goals and objectives, and meet project deadlines within an estimated budget.

Knowledge of building codes regarding the installation of plumbing/steam systems.

Knowledge of approved safety devices and practices.

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