Major Duties: - Provides highly skilled craft labor, working with tools to install, repair, overhaul, replace and perform preventive maintenance for all types of water, sewer, waste and gas distribution systems. - Locates and marks positions of existing pipes and pipefittings, and passage holes. Installs valves, pipefittings and pipes; joins pipes and caulks joints. Fills pipes with water or air and reads pressure gauges to identify possible leakage. Removes damaged or deteriorated piping from existing water, natural gas and sewer or waste distribution systems. - Provides emergency service in response to reported gas leaks. - Utilizes specific tools of the trade. - Works from ground level to four feet above ground level with or without the use of ladders or scaffolding, and from four feet to fifty feet above floor/ground level with the use of ladders, scaffolds and/or mechanical lift devices. - Works in ditches as deep as 14 feet to repair/replace exterior underground piping. - Provides information required to update building and systems drawings. - Operates a motor vehicle to transport tools, supplies and material to work sites. - Maintains the work area, all tools, all equipment, all supplies and any assigned vehicle (s) in a neat, clean and orderly condition and performs all work in accordance with established safety practices. - Performs additional duties as requested by supervisory personnel.
Minimum Qualifications: - Must be able to read and comprehend written instructions and safety regulations regarding the performance of job duties, and must have sufficient writing and mathematical skills to prepare estimates and supply requisitions. - Must possess a State of Michigan Plumbing License. - Completion of a registered apprenticeship program, or an established, certified training program recognized by the University and/or written verification of a minimum of five (5) years experience at the journeyperson level in the trade. - Must be able to interpret complex blueprints, diagrams, written specifications and operating instructions.- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Michigan driver's license.- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and use the tools of the trade.- Must be able to tolerate exposure to extreme temperatures, noise levels, dirt, dust, pollen and other airborne debris.- A physical examination administered by the employer's designated physician is required.
Internal Number: 352_57709
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.