Job No: 493777 Work Type: Staff 1199 Union Department: Facilites & Maintenance Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Facilities/Maintenance
Position Summary: The Senior Plumber, VIII performs various duties in the plumbing shop.
Install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bath tubs, electric and gas-fired water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water softeners
Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, replacing packing or valves, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains
Assemble and modify piping systems composed of metals such as iron, steel, brass and lead, and non-metals such as glass, vitrified clay and plastic using hand tools and power tools
Install pipe hangers and anchors as required. Insulate piping with adequate insulating material to prevent sweating and heating losses
Join pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, welding, solder, plastic solvent and caulks joints
Erect scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground. Keep work areas neat and clean
Remove and/or install hydraulic systems, gas line systems, hot and cold risers, water supply and distribution to plumbing fixtures. Install new plumbing drain lines and indirect connections to water lines in multi-floor buildings
Read and understand blueprints/riser diagrams
Keep up with new trade skills and technologies
Perform all the duties of a plumber
Install new and/or additions to standpipe and sprinkler systems
Assign duties to staff and provide routine guidance
Perform duties assigned as a member of the Fire Brigade
Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience & Educational Background:
High School Diploma and 4 years of experience in the plumbing trade is required
Construction industry experience is preferred
Standpipe/sprinkler system Certificate of Fitness is preferred
Valid state issued drivers license is preferred
Skills & Competencies:
Must possess the strength and dexterity needed to perform the job and the physical ability to move equipment as necessary
Must adhere to operational safety rules and regulations as deemed by the University
Must be able to follow directives and possess good communication skills and ability to interact with building/office occupants effectively
Must be able to effectively provide direction to lower level staff
About Us: Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.