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The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.
The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects (http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu). This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years. https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/
Knowledge of the principles and methods used in the installation of water piping systems, backflow prevention, sanitary piping systems and vent piping systems. Extensive experience in service plumbing; example repair of fixtures, faucets, drain cleaning, and leak repairs on sanitary and water piping.
Ability to interpret and work from drawings, sketches and Operation and Maintenance manuals. Knowledge of materials, tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of plumbing systems. Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems in the field with plumbing systems. Experience in installation of piping and fixtures in laboratories, hospitals, dental clinics, or restaurants. Experience or knowledge in backflow testing and repair.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations, PPE requirements, and safe work practices.
Must have successfully completed an approved accredited plumbing apprenticeship of 4 to 5 years, or completed 2 years of technical or vocational school with 5 to 7 years experience in plumbing installation and repair under a License City Master Plumber. Must have experience working in a Multi-trade environment and must be willing to work outside the craft person's primary trade as operational needs dictate.
High School Diploma or GED and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Must have successfully completed one of the following: *An approved accredited apprenticeship (4-5 year program) in plumbing; *Plumbing trade-specific vocational school (2-year program) or *Plumbing trade-specific military school(s) and experience.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience with Mechanical and Plumbing building systems.
Must have experience working in a multi-trades environment; AND must be willing to conduct work outside of his/her primary trade, as operational needs dictate.
Able to work with limited supervision. Must have own hand tools. Must have ability to lift 50 lbs. and climb. Must have Philadelphia plumber's license and thorough knowledge of the Philadelphia Plumbing Code.
Possess a valid driver's license, free of any suspension or revocation from the individual's state of permanent residency.
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Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00001727
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.