Tradesperson - Plumber

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas
  • Mar 16, 2021
Construction and Skilled Trades Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Safely performs journeyman level tasks in the fabrication, construction, maintenance, alteration and repair of fixtures, equipment, structures, buildings, and built-in components for Texas Tech facilities. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions

Installs, maintains, and repairs sinks, fume hoods, eye washes, disposal units, gas, air, water, and sewer systems.
Replaces and repairs valves; cuts, threads, joints, pipes, and fittings.
Unstops sewers, lavatories, sinks, commodes, and urinals.
Uses sewer roto-rooter, threading machines, drill presses, hand and power tools.
Checks D.I. closets to insure proper deionizing and to check for leaks.
Maintains, repairs, and replaces components of existing steam systems, and check hardness of condensate.
Maintains, repairs, and replaces DI house, hot water, and circulating pumps.

Occasional Duties

Performs on-call duties as essential personnel of the Institution and at the direction of the Institution and Supervisors.
Performs any and all duties deemed necessary and assigned by any supervisory level Facilities Operations personnel.
Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Driver's License to be able to operate State vehicles to run errands and pick up parts.

Required Qualifications

Proficiency in written and mathematical skills as may be reflected in the completion of high school or equivalent. Three years experience in designated trade or licensed journeyman.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade; ability to read, interpret, and work from rough sketches, blue prints, and drawings; ability to locate and identify troubles in plumbing lines or equipment and to plan and implement repairs; skills in the use and purpose of hand tools and power tools of the plumbing trade; knowledge of the practices and hazards of steam and steam equipment.

Prefer a licensed journeyman plumber, vocational training as a plumber, two years experience as a licensed journeyman plumber or five years of job-related experience. Training or equivalent or completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent may substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis. Each unlicensed plumber will be actively enrolled in the (TSBPE) Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Apprentice Program.

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Address

3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430 United States View Map