Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in installing and repairing pipe systems, plumbing fixtures, and related equipment and performing related work as required. The essential and secondary job duties include but are not limited to: -Reads blueprints, building plans, and drawings to determine equipment required and sequence of installments. -Inspects structure prior to installation of pipe to determine obstructions to be avoided. -Locates and marks position of pipe/pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors. -Cuts openings in walls/floors for pipes and pipe fittings, and closes and fireproofs openings. -Cuts, threads, bends, and joins pipes. -Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes. -Fills and tests pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine leaks. -Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, i.e., sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, laundry equipment, cafeteria equipment, etc. -Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers, mending burst pipes beneath roads, lawns, etc. -Installs and maintains propane tanks. -Installs and maintains natural gas lines. -Completes work orders for supervisor's signature. -Repairs and maintains domestic hot/cold water distribution system, return line, pipes, sewers and showers. -Maintains distilled water machine/system, water filters, and back flow preventers. -Reads water meters and logs amounts. -Assists with snow and ice removal during winter months. -Cleans equipment room as required. -Assists grounds maintenance crew as required. -Purchases plumbing supplies as required. -Performs other related duties.
Facilities employees may be required to report at their regularly scheduled times during emergency closures or during inclement weather to perform essential functions including snow removal duties. Occasional overtime and ability to work 2nd and 3rd shift as required.
Job Category: Support Staff
-High School diploma or GED -Completion of a standard apprenticeship in the plumbing trade or five (5) years of field experience -Valid Driver License required.
Internal Number: 15113
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.