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16 Jan 2024

Full-Time Plumber & Steamfitter I

Bridgewater State University – Posted by Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Plumber & Steamfitter I

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our https://www.bridgew.edu/bsuvalues, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary:

This opportunity creates a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors by performing general plumbing and steam fitting work. The Plumber & Steamfitter I opportunity will involve; installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, high pressure steam pipes and fittings, related steam operated equipment, condensate pumps, boilers, steam heat auxiliary equipment, including both supply and drain piping and related fixtures, and related control and metering equipment.

Your contributions in this role will help create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, living and working for our diverse Bridgewater State University community.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, 12 month, AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DAYS OFF: Saturday and Sunday (subject to change)
LOCATION: Campus wide

*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Position Type: AFSCME Classified

Essential Duties:

1. Installs, repairs, maintains, and/or alters steam and plumbing systems by cleaning sewer drains; by operating power tools, welding equipment, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; by laying out, cutting and fitting materials for welding; by packing joints, valves, and pumps; by cutting and threading pipes; by caulking and packing lead joints, valves and pumps; by replacing seals in water closets; by cleaning filters; by unplugging sinks, toilets, and drains; and by insulating heat tracing wires and/or piping to ensure that equipment is in proper working order and to meet agency needs.
2. Inspects buildings to determine need for repairs.
3. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand construction work to be done.
4. Schedules installation, maintenance, and/or repair work by conferring with supervisors and other department personnel to determine location of equipment and appropriate time to complete the project.
5. Estimates length of time, cost of materials and manpower needed by using current market rates and man-hour output to develop a work project budget.
6. Handles complaints from building occupants regarding assigned work and takes appropriate corrective action.
7. Performs related duties such as erecting scaffolding, riggings, and/or ladders; laying out drop cloths; fabricating miscellaneous metal products; sharpening and tempering various tools; cleaning tools and equipment; preparing work reports; and training employees on the job.
8. Alter, repair and maintain deionized water systems.
9. Install piping, sprinkler, gas distribution and industrial cafeteria systems.
10. Participates in on-call rotation and details.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

State job specifications are available in the Human Resources & Talent Management Office or on the Human Resources’ website: www.bridgew.edu/hr

Required Qualifications:

To be successful in this role, you will need:
1. Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
2. Ability to work directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
3. Broad knowledge involving principles, methods, techniques, handheld tools and power tools, measurement tools and other equipment to successfully complete plumbing, pipefitting, pipe threading and steam fitting procedures.
4. Knowledge and application of the safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing and steamfitting.
5. Knowledge and application of the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing and steamfitting.
6. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumber’s license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.
7. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
8. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
9. Ability to work in cramped or confined space

State job specifications are available in the Human Resources and Talent Management Office or on the Human Resources’ website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Current and valid Massachusetts State Drivers License.

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Salary Range: $2,104.84 bi-weekly (Grade 15, Step 6)

Posting Number: S01028P

Open Date: 01/03/2024

Close Date: 1/22/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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