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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2020
Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments. The Central Maintenance, Design, and Minor Capital Projects units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. These services include performing or managing all building trades and related maintenance services, performing interior design services, space planning, renovation project plannlng and management services, major maintenance, minor capital planning and project management for RSSP.
General Duties & Responsibilities:
Installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fittings, and fixtures, on campus and RSSP buildings and facilities.
Understanding and planning the methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on piping systems, including underground and in high-rise buildings.
Prepares isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions .
Operates pipe threading machines, drills, sewer cleaning equipment, grinders and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks.
Performs maintenance, cleans, chemically treats, cooling towers, various types of chillers and boilers.
Repair pneumatic controls including thermostats and controllers.
Participates in the design or specification of assembiles, systems, equipment, and controls.
Selects correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific piping projects.
Fabricates a wide variety of campus piping systems and related components.
Installs and repairs Campus plumbing systems as follows, but not limited to: gas lines, heating systems, sewer systems, vent systems, acid-waste systems, water lines, backflow prevention systems, fire systems, and other components.
Demonstrates the ability to join similar and dissimilar metals using the proper methods, techniques and materials.
Demonstrates at all times, good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment.
Work is assigned by means of verbal and written instructions by lead person or superintendent; service request is carried out by the worker in accordance with
standard practices of the plumbing trade. Execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Works from drawings or prepares project drawings in detail showing measurements, materials, other required Information using information from building blueprints, verbal instructions, and other information.
Perform planned and emergency maintenance, inspections, test operations, troubleshooting and documentation of work performed.
Work is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion.
Accountable for his or her own actions within work spaces of the University and Campus facilities.
As required, coordinates work.
As required, handles hazardous waste and will be responsible to safely handle, properly contain and label, and follow appropriate emergency procedures as they
relate to hazardous waste materials.
Performs accurate material takeoffs for projects and orders/purchases correct materials, supplies, tools, and equipment required to complete projects.
Performs basic mathematical calculations related to performing projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Available for holidays, weekends, weekend on-call procedures, emergencies and shift work.
Performs all work while conforming with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, RSSP policies and procedures, and University of California's policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the RSSP management to have bearing on emolovee safety and conduct.
Coordinates with project managers and building inspectors.
Keeps up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive project records including plans, specifications, submittals, schedules, requests, changes, approvals, and costs.
Consults lead/supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for projects and/or modification of projects.
Supports maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
Uses information to track jobs for job completion.
Prioritizes requirements to give customer needs.
Completes paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
Defines and describes materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
Serves as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Works and supports shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Keeps accurate time and material records; orders materials and equipment.
Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations .
Communicates clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Attends safety, technical and general meetings.
Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities:
Adheres to the Code of Conduct, Health and Safety policies. Completes job related tasks in a safe manner by adhering to appropriate safety regulations.
Aware of potential hazardous operations, and takes appropriate precautions.
Immediately stops work in the event of danger to people or property.
Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
Reports all accidents and/or incidents immediately to supervisor for record keeping.
Attends safety meetings.
Utilizes good judgment in interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact. Treats customers, co-workers, supervisors and managers with
respect and courtesy.
Works in a cooperative manner with co-workers and promotes a cooperative team environment.
Has a good working relationship with a complete understanding of the roles of students, faculty, staff and other RSSP employees as clients.
Demonstrates at all times good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, faculty, and craft personnel.
Interacts directly with all levels of clients throughout the division in defining project requirements.
Responds to requests for service in a timely manner.
Supports and achieves organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction.
Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to lead or superintendent for resolution and informs customers as needed.
IIPP Requirements: Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods, and investigates accidents. Work in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. Includes complying with applicable policies and regulations, using personal safety gear, observe warning signs, learning about potential hazards, and reporting unsafe conditions.
Successful completion of four-year apprenticeship or equivalent work experience.
Employed as a journey-level plumber for a minimum of 4 years.
Thorough knowledge of local, state, plumbing codes and plumbing standards.
Thorough understanding and ability to plan methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on campus piping systems including underground utilities and high-rise building systems.
Accurately trouble-shoot plumbing systems, fixtures, and perform repairs or fixture replacements within Industry standard labor times for these operations.
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings.
Construct piping systems, install and repair pipes, fittings, valves, fixtures, cut and thread pipe.
Thorough understanding of piping and plumbing materials including iron, steel, brass, copper, lead, clay, plastic.
Thorough understanding of the correct methods to connect pipes of similar and dissimilar materials.
Thorough knowledge of all hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade, their proper application and operation.
Thorough understanding of trouble-shooting and repairing or replacing plumbing related appliances such as water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers.
As required, provide direction to semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.
Performs accurate material take-offs for projects, plans projects including material and equipment requirements, staffing needs, and estimate time required for completion.
Able to work safely at heights; able to gain access to work in small/tight areas and be able to gain access to work or maneuver around obstacles that requires stairs and ladders, able to safely maneuver supplies and objects up to 75 lbs; sets up and uses scaffolding and/or ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
Available for holidays, weekends, weekend on call-procedures, emergencies and shift work.
Reads information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service request, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the material or equipment should perform.
Understands preventive maintenance and its role in a comprehensive maintenance program. Performs preventive maintenance work as directed.
Must assist with the development of a preventive maintenance program and perform preventive maintenance work as directed.
Degree in construction management, engineering; possession of an engineer's license, contractor's license, journey level status in a trade and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
Step 1.0 - $55.62 per hour
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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