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Journeyman Plumber

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Journeyman Plumber
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Facilities Maintenance
Pay Grade 26
Proposed Salary $16.52/hourly
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
General Function

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Journeyman Plumber performs skilled technical work in the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of domestic water systems, heating water systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm sewers, gas pipe (both threaded and fusion welded), steam and condensate pipes, and fire protection systems in all University structures and grounds following recognized procedures and techniques of the plumbing trade. The Journeyman Plumber maintains the heating, water, gas and plumbing systems using hand and power tools such as sewer auger or vacuum plunger, acetylene torch, soldering and welding equipment, sewer camera, pipe locator, and related plumbing tools. The Journeyman Plumber also practices preventive maintenance of plumbing tools and equipment, and complies with federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials common to the plumbing trade. The Journeyman Plumber monitors and reports maintenance issues needing attention to the appropriate authority.

Description of Primary Duties

First Shift
Monday – Friday
8 AM to 4:30 PM

The Journeyman Plumber performs skilled technical work in the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of domestic water systems, heating water systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm sewers, gas pipe (both threaded and fusion welded), steam and condensate pipes, and fire protection systems in all University structures and grounds following recognized procedures and techniques of the plumbing trade. The Journeyman Plumber maintains the heating, water, gas and plumbing systems using hand and power tools such as sewer auger or vacuum plunger, acetylene torch, soldering and welding equipment, sewer camera, pipe locator, and related plumbing tools. The Journeyman Plumber also practices preventive maintenance of plumbing tools and equipment, and complies with federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials common to the plumbing trade. The Journeyman Plumber monitors and reports maintenance issues needing attention to the appropriate authority.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of a plumbing vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in the plumbing trade is preferred.

Experience: At least six years successful experience in the plumbing trade is required. Documented journeyman status is required. A working knowledge of building and plumbing codes is required.

Skills: Requires general mechanical ability which includes skills in the use of electrical test equipment, small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the plumbing trade. The ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required. The ability to locate underground piping and document piping location on blueprints is required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and plumbing equipment. Must be able to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, in order to perform plumbing work. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

License: A Journeyman plumber’s license is preferred.

Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required. A valid backflow preventer license is preferred. Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to plumbing work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21849.htm
Open Date 08/18/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 09/22/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170149FTS
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/34924

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Missouri driver's license?
    • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.
    • No, I have a valid driver's license from another state.
    • No, I do not have a valid driver's license
  5. * Please detail any additional courses in shop arithmetic, mechanics, and electricity obtained through a technical training program or completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in stationary or power engineering, or a combination of the two.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have at least six years successful experience in the plumbing trade?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a documented Journeyman plumber’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a valid backflow preventer license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate/License-1
  2. Certificate/License-2
  3. Certificate/License-3
  4. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  5. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  6. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  7. Other Documents -1