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Plumber II

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 740201 - Physical Plant - Work in Progress
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS, Oktibbeha County
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
PLB-2/Minimum: 40,658

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Install, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the water and sanitary sewer systems, natural gas lines, steam distribution systems, various valves, gauges, pumps and fixtures.
2. Operate pipe cutters, pipe threaders, hack saws, drill presses, impact drills, sewer cleaning equipment, backhoe, sound detectors, soldering equipment and various tools.
3. Install, operate, troubleshoot and maintain specialized equipment, such as water stills and other demineralized water systems, steam traps and regulators, and natural gas operated equipment.
4. Test piping systems for leaks using various means.
5. Erect and work from ladders, scaffolding, boom trucks, and related devices; ability to crawl in pipe chases for repair of gas, water, sewer and steam lines.
6. Perform work on other mechanical systems.
7. Stock and operate a service vehicle.
8. Document job time and material and assist with the estimating of time and material to be used on a job.
9. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, job specifications and prepare as built drawings of plumbing systems.
10. Locate valves for contractors and officials. Excavate to get at underground lines.
11. Perform minor welding and cutting in support of primary assignments.
12. Adapt commercially available components to meet specialized needs.
13. Develop and fabricate innovative methods, components, and equipment to meet specialized needs.
14. Stay knowledgeable of safety and plumbing codes and University standards.
15. Cut, thread, bend, and install pipe.
16. May perform light electrical, excavation, and/or demolition work.
17. Help adapt commercially available components to meet specialized needs.
18. Perform related duties as assigned.
Applies advanced skills in area of specialization. Adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. Equivalent to journeyman level in area of specialization.
Duties and tasks are varied and complex. Resolves most questions and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.
Works under minimal supervision. May assist in training and checking the work of lower level employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applies advanced skills in area of specialization. Adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs. Equivalent to journeyman level in area of specialization.

High school diploma or equivalent plus three to five years experience. Valid Driver's License

Experience in plumbing practices.

Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Duties and tasks are varied and complex. Resolves most questions and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.

Works under minimal supervision. May assist in training and checking the work lower level employees.

High School  diploma or equivalent plus 3-5 years. Equivalent to journeyman level in area of specialization. Experience must include experience at the preceding level or equivalent.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Job occasionally requires sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, ability to distinguish colors.

Instructions for Applying:
Submit application and any requested documents online.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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