The Department of Facilities Management is committed to provide the best service to our students and employees at Bridgewater State University. Our mission is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.
Plumber & Steamfitter I
This is a full-time , 12 month, AFSCME position.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
DAYSOFF: Saturday and Sunday (subject to change)
LOCATION: Campus wide
The basic purpose of this work is to install, repair, maintain and/or alter steam, heating, water supply, drainage and disposal systems. This is an essential position.
*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
1.Installs, repairs, maintains, and/or alters steam and plumbing systems by cleaning sewer drains; by operating power tools, welding equipment, sewer cleaning machines, hand tools, and plumbing equipment; by laying out, cutting and fitting materials for welding; by packing joints, valves, and pumps; by cutting and threading pipes; by caulking and packing lead joints, valves and pumps; by replacing seals in water closets; by cleaning filters; by unplugging sinks, toilets, and drains; and by insulating heat tracing wires and/or piping to ensure that equipment is in proper working order and to meet agency needs.
2.Inspects buildings to determine need for repairs.
3.Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, instructions or layouts to understand construction work to be done.
4.Schedules installation, maintenance, and/or repair work by conferring with supervisors and other department personnel to determine location of equipment and appropriate time to complete the project.
5.Estimates length of time, cost of materials and manpower needed by using current market rates and man-hour output to develop a work project budget.
6.Handles complaints from building occupants regarding assigned work and takes appropriate corrective action.
7.Performs related duties such as erecting scaffolding, riggings, and/or ladders; laying out drop cloths; fabricating miscellaneous metal products; sharpening and tempering various tools; cleaning tools and equipment; preparing work reports; and training employees on the job.
8. Alter, repair and maintain deionized water systems.
9.Install piping, sprinkler, gas distribution and industrial cafeteria systems.
10. Participates in on-call rotation and details.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
State job specifications are available in the Human Resources Offices or on the Human Resources website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.
1.Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills.
2.Knowledge of the types and uses of small measurement devices such a calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, etc.
3.Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as power saws, power drills and power hammers, etc.
4.Knowledge of the types and uses of materials used in plumbing such as steel; malleable, cast and galvanized iron; clay; glass; etc.
5.Knowledge of the types and uses of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.
6.Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.
7.Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in plumbing.
8.Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of plumbing.
9.Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of steamfitting.
10.Knowledge of sanitation methods, techniques and procedures followed in plumbing.
11.Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipefitting.
12.Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading.
13.Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.
14.Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
15.Skill in using small measurement devices such as calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, gauges, etc.
16.Skill in using hand held power tools such as saws, drills, power hammers, etc.
17.Skill in the use of hand tools used in plumbing such as wrenches, hammers, pliers, taps, dies, etc.
18.Skill in the use of equipment used in plumbing such as blowtorches, soldering equipment, gauges, etc.
19. Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, and drawings.
20.Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
21.Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
22.Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
23.Ability to work in cramped or confined spaces.
24.Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing plumbing.
25.Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
26.Ability to write clearly and concisely.
27.Physical stamina and endurance.
28. Current and valid Massachusetts State Drivers License.
29. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Journeyman or Master Plumber's license issued by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.
1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for plumbing equipment and systems. 2. Computer skills preferred; e-mail, internet,and work order system.
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Elevated climbing and working from ladders, lifts and scaffolds; may work in confined spaces; may drive for job related travel; and may work varied hours.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 17890
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.