Rhode Island School of Design is actively seeking a Master Plumber to join our Facilities team. This position oversees and performs a wide variety of plumbing work covering all phases of plumbing equipment and systems maintenance, pipe fitting, renovations, and new construction. The Master Plumber provides leadership and guidance to and serves as the point of escalation for Journeyman and Apprentice Plumbers.
Process and complete all work orders relative to the inspection, installation, maintenance, and replacement of any of the following as licensure permits: pipes, fitting, sprinkler systems, and plumbing fixtures in order to maintain all water and drainage systems of the school.
Interpret blueprints, work sketches, or verbal instructions and pursue all job assignments as instructed by the plumbing and electrical supervisor.
Assist in preparing labor and material estimates.
Review blueprints and/or contract proposals from outside plumbing contractors, pipefitters, and sprinkler fitters as licensure permits.
Oversee and inspect all maintenance work performed on campus by any outside plumbing contractors, and pipefitters.
Responsible for all tools, equipment, materials, and supplies assigned to the plumbing department.
Inspect work of and provide guidance to Apprentice and Journeyman Plumbers.
Observe and practice all OSHA and related safety and security rules and regulations.
Drive RISD vehicle to transport materials and staff to the job site(s), possibly outside normal business hours.
High school, trade school, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum five years plumbing maintenance experience.
Ability to provide guidance to, and effectively review work of, others.
Licensure and experience with sprinkler fitting strongly desired. Knowledge of OSHA and safety best practices.
Basic computer and software (Microsoft Office) skills required.
Rhode Island Master Plumber's License
Must maintain Rhode Island Certified Back Flow Prevention Testers Certificate or must obtain within one year
Rhode Island Journeyman Pipefitting License
Valid driver's license required
Sprinkler Fitter license strongly preferred but not required
Yes- Facilities Trades Association
Work Schedule: 40-hours per week; Monday - Friday
Some night and weekend hours may be required.
24-hour callback. RISD Plumbers are considered essential personnel.
Employment Status: Full-Time, Non-exempt (hourly)
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Facilities - Trades
Internal Number: R-00563
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.