From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU's institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus' commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to provide the best service to our students and employees with a primary focus on creating, maintaining and managing a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning and living. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department of Facilities Management in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
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.
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 7:00 am – 3:30 pm DAYSOFF: 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.
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
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.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. 4.Inspects buildings to determine need for repairs. 5.Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions, or layouts to understand construction work to be done. 6.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. 7.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. 8.Knowledge and application of the safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing and steamfitting. 9.Knowledge and application of the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing and steamfitting. 10.Current and valid Massachusetts State Drivers License. 11.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. 12.Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time. 13.Ability to lift and carry heavy objects. 14.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.
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Elevated climbing and working from ladders, lifts and scaffolds; may work in confined spaces; may drive for job related travel; and may work varied hours.
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.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 19952
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.