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Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Performs any plumbing-related mechanical work, including installations, alterations, repairs and general maintenance using journeyman level plumbing skills and knowledge. Maintains water, sewer and gas lines including primary and secondary systems and related equipment.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN28399B 01743 - Technical Resources

COMPENSATION: Hourly $28.70 - $34.95

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time; Flexible


Services, repairs and maintains all types of control valves by removing, disassembling, inspecting and replacing worn/broken parts, if necessary, and reassembling and reinstalling.
Performs maintenance on restrooms, water softeners, RO-DI pure water systems, pump stations, related piping systems.
Identifies and resolves plumbing problems by repairing or replacing pipes, fittings, valves, plugged drains, faucets, toilet repairs, etc.
Determines proper materials for the particular assignment at hand so that equipment and materials are matched properly for the application.
Remodels old plumbing systems preparing a bill of materials needed, and then constructing the new systems according to plan by using appropriate equipment.
Installs rough in and finish work for new construction by installing main sewers, manholes, storm drains, acid waste, compressed air, vacuum, natural gas, fire hydrants and water distribution trunk lines and later hooking up individual components such as sinks, drains, taps, and related equipment.
Installs, repairs and tests RP back flow preventers and vacuum breakers on equipment and double checks valves on all potable water connections as required by the IPC code and Utah rules and regulations.
Performs assigned preventive maintenance checks on valves, pumps, water heaters, dilution tanks, and other operating equipment.
Maintains and test water supply and water distribution system.
May install, maintain and repair medical gas systems such as oxygen, breathing air, patient vacuum, waste anesthetic vacuum, etc.
May install, maintain and repair steam distribution systems used for humidification and sterilization.
May be responsible for the performance and training of a plumber apprentice.
May be required to be on a weekly on-call schedule 24-7 on a weekly rotation to perform emergency repairs at odd hours and during weekends as needed.

Problem Solving:
Incumbents will experience a wide variety of problems and will need to make decisions about the appropriate equipment to use, the most efficient and effective manner to resolve the problem. Inform supervision of any changes and solve inherent problems of the job with little or no supervision. The incumbent is to interpret drawings select materials and determine the most effective type of construction, while making sure that the work meets Utah codes and regulations.

Comments: The work environment may involve some exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises. There is physical activity requiring work, such as lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. The work environment may also involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following initial safety training and precautions that may include the use of protective equipment.


A Journeyman licensure and Back Flow Tester certification by the University and involved state agency required; and demonstrated human relation and effective communications skills. Licensed Water Purveyor skills are preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Certain positions require that an appropriate certification be obtained by passing a certification exam within a specified period of time to be determined by individual University departments. The certification must be maintained through regular recertification. Dependent upon the department of assignment, a valid Utah driver's license may be required.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: University of Utah, Salt Lake City , Plumber, Professions , Salt Lake City, Utah

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