Plumber
University of North Carolina Asheville - Asheville, NC

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Work Hours:
Typical hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm with one hour lunch break between 11:30am and 12:30pm, with scheduled on-call duties. Employees must be able to respond to UNC Asheville within 30 minutes when on call. The employee will receive compensatory time for on-call duties according to UNC Asheville policy. Other occasional overtime outside of on-call duties may be needed on evenings, weekends, and holidays when requested to meet the needs of the department.

Terms of Employment:
Full-Time

Other Terms of Employment:
Position Contingent Upon Funding

Number of Months:
12 Months

Job Open Date:
11-21-2012

Job Close Date:
12-05-2012

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minorities. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as a part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts.

Position Summary

This position performs the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems to meet the needs of the university. Tasks include performing preventative maintenance, making repairs to damaged and worn-out plumbing systems and devices, connecting plumbing systems to equipment, and maintaining plumbing records. Work also includes installation of new piping and devices. Position occasionally provides support and assistance to other trades including locksmiths, carpenters, HVAC, electricians, and painters.

FLSA:
Non-Exempt

OA Category

Skilled Crafts (60)

CUPA Code

No Response

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification.

Preferred education/experience/skills:
The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma. Valid driver's license. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated progressive experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems. The ideal candidate will be a certified welder and have experience soldering 2" and larger copper pipe. Minimum of three years of experience in plumbing installation and repair is highly preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
JOURNEY COMPETENCY EXPECTATIONS

Knowledge, Technical:
Performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions. These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard mechanical systems. Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. Mentors other technicians.

Problem Solving:
Identifies facilities-related maintenance problems that require in-depth analysis, and identifies options for solving those problems. Solve unusual facility maintenance problems that require the application of journey level trades knowledge and determines the most effective and efficient course of action. Gathers and analyzes/interprets information to better understand the nature of the problem. May seek input from subordinates, peers, and/or managers in the decision-making process in order to solve the problem. Evaluates options and chooses appropriate action by considering potential outcomes. Makes sure that problem is appropriately addressed.

Attention to Detail:
Ensures all work meets and/or exceeds applicable codes and standards. Checks and re-checks work prior to, during, and after completion. Ensures that all parts of a project/task are completed. Uses appropriate record keeping methods.

Coordination, Work:
Determines project/assignment by breaking them down into tasks. Sets objectives and prioritizes activities and tasks, adjusts priorities when appropriate. Takes advantage of available resources (personnel, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently. Anticipates obstacles/roadblocks and prepares alternative plans to ensure timely task accomplishment. Uses time effectively and does not let distractions interfere with completion of the job/project.

Communication:
Clarifies the purpose and importance of directives, instructions, and messages; presents information in a clear and concise manner. Seeks input, listens, and checks for mutual understanding; asks for and provides clarification as needed. Explains purpose and procedures of facilities maintenance projects in language easily understood by the customer.

Safety and Health Compliance:
Identifies and resolves potential safety problems and unsafe work practices. Demonstrates to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment. Informs supervisor of unusual safety concerns and makes recommendations for resolution. Determines appropriate protective equipment based on established standards. Regularly assesses site and shop operations for safety.

Client/Customer Service:
Identifies options, develops solutions, and takes action when responding to customer requests. Satisfies individual customer requests while balancing multiple priorities. Assesses or checks with customer to ensure solution meets request. Develops effective working relationships with internal/external customers (vendors, subcontractors, etc.) that further the work unit's goals. Reviews customer requests and seeks clarification as needed.

Vacancy Number:
0060573

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Official transcripts are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the educational institution(s) by Human Resources. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees required must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

The following link will provide information that is required to be reported to the U.S. Department of Education as part of The Jeanne Clery Act. http://publicsafety.unca.edu/sites/publicsafety.unca.edu/files/police/2011AnnualSecurityandFireSafetyReport.pdf

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