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DATE:   9/5/2019
JOB TITLE:   Plumber-Journeyman Level
LEVEL:   Journeyman
JOB STATUS:   Full Time
FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Physical Plant
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Supervisor of Technical Trades
DEPARTMENT:   Facility Services
SALARY:   $23.50 per hour

Under specific guidance, performs duties involved with the maintenance, repair and alteration of the plumbing systems servicing the campus buildings and structures.


Carries out all duties required by work orders requested by various departments in the  University;
Evaluates and respond to breakdown repairs in the plumbing trade;

Performs preventative maintenance on university plumbing system;

Transports supplies, materials and equipment to job sites; 

Considered essential personnel which means that this position may be needed when the University is closed or in emergency situations as determined by the supervisor; 

Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: proprietary information, student and employee personal information, vendor information, pricing and cost information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment; 

Completes all work order requests to CMMS.  Document time, materials and detail description of work.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


55%    Perform repair work for plumbing problems on work orders as directed.

20%    Perform other trades on work orders as directed by the supervisor

20%    Work on renovation projects as well as dormitory repairs as directed by supervisor.

 5%    Perform job planning functions such as checking the specific job situation, calculating the best way to do that job and selecting the proper materials needed to complete that job.

Ability to exhibit journey level skill in maintenance and repair procedures including preventative maintenance, breakdown repair and trouble-shooting, construction, installation and fabrication techniques typical in trade.

Good mechanical judgment and a working knowledge of general construction principles.

Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Basic HVAC mechanical abilities ranging from the installation of steam and return lines, replacement of steam traps and valves, general maintenance and preventive maintenance.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and systems diagrams.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to perform all of the above essential job functions for a minimum of an eight-hour shift, with one-half hour unpaid meal break, without significant risk of serious injury.

Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately, with minimal direct supervision, within two weeks after the employee begins work.

Ability to work overtime to respond to emergencies. 

bility to work second shift and weekends when necessary.

Adhere to safety procedures in the performance of job and be conscious of security issues involved in daily routine.

Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.

The functions of the position usually performed standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, heavy lifting, climbing ladders, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Plumbers must be able to work in steam tunnels, pits, and crawl spaces. The plumber must be able to work from ladders, scaffolds, and staging. Under special circumstances, protective equipment and garb may be required. Tasks involving plumbing work involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions above.


High school diploma and trade or vocational training required, otherwise, any combination of education equivalent to graduation from high school or other combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in plumbing trade.

A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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