Plumber (501902)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description


Position Summary

The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 200 employees (full-time and students) and supports approximately eight million square feet of buildings (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land with an operating budget of approximately twelve million dollars.

The Office of Housing Administration (OHA) is responsible for planning, providing, and administering housing services and facilities for nearly 8,000 students. This includes the operation of residence halls and apartments, off-campus housing and conference housing. The OHA supports the educational mission of the Residential Education Office (REO) while providing the business operations for all housing-related functions in support of a quality environment to enhance the student's educational experience. The OHA staff consists of approximately 21 employees and generates annual revenues of nearly $78,000,000+.

Skilled Plumber - Under general supervision, the incumbent performs the full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems. Work includes the installation of plumbing fixtures and piping in new construction and remodels projects and the maintenance and repair of existing plumbing fixtures and piping including restroom and laboratory fixtures, fire sprinkler systems, and associated piping. Incumbent repairs existing and install new appliances (water heaters, garbage disposals, kitchen ranges, drinking fountains, dishwashers, washing machines, forced air furnaces, etc.).

Objectives - Provide an "Industry Best Practice" preventive maintenance organization to the SDSU Community.

Expectations - Properly functioning equipment and a safe and clean working environment. Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Completion of routine work assignments and performance of additional duties as assigned. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Follow- up on every project or task to ensure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the FS Director. Maintains a responsible attendance record punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. Seeks customer feedback, is responsive to customers and takes appropriate action for the situation.

Perform work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the department and campus community by practicing individual dignity, using tack and diplomacy, and always being respectful and civil Respectful communication when dealing with people in all situations; demonstrating restraint, fairness and firmness. Works effectively to understand by carefully listening and working to be understood.

For more information regarding Housing Facilities Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumber's apprenticeship program.

Licenses and Certifications Required
  • Valid California Driver's License required.
  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification may be required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience at SDSU or a similar higher education environment, or a large multi-building facilities environment.
  • LEED Green Associate.
  • APP A EFP Credential.

Specialized Skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised on a variety of job tasks from simple to complex.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy communicating effectively to resolve problems; and to proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication.
  • Ability to implement safety procedures, resolve problems and improve safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and take appropriate actions.
  • Ability to conduct hazard assessments, and address those hazards accordingly, and applies Engineering controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows-up on health.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,968 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,742 - $7,414 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 22, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 21, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map