Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman Plumber

  • 525869
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Crafts and Trades
  • On Campus
  • Crafts & Trades T3
  • UAA VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs

For this job pool, we are actively recruiting for a Plumber position in the CT1, CT2, and CT3 categories. The Duties Section of this announcement describes the available potential position we are recruiting for.

Our mission is to provide safe, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable environments for our campus users. Our vision is to provide our campus users with the best service possible promoting a mindset of continuous improvement. The successful candidates will demonstrate the following core values: initiative, reliability, trustworthiness, cooperation, thoroughness, tolerance and wisdom. Additionally, there is a preference for candidates demonstrating excellence in: communication, customer service, and an ability and willingness to learn and advance in their craft or trade.

The Facilities Department is entrusted with caring for and safeguarding the physical assets of the campus. Facilities’ has the honor of helping the people of Alaska and others pursue and achieve their post-secondary educational goals. Stewardship, integrity, honesty and being forthright are critical character traits for success.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Teamwork, collaboration, and process improvement: Ability to work alone and to work as part of a larger team. Ability to collaborate and problem solve. Ability to recognize and incorporate process improvement ideas for personal performance or for enhanced team performance.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret professional journals and technical procedures. Ability to read O&M manuals and building as-builts. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work independently and in a group setting including following, interpreting, and communicating instructions given by management; relating to management and other employees in a positive manner, making efforts to solve crew conflicts, and assisting in providing a productive and safe work environment.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as pressures, frequency, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems (troubleshoot and identification of root cause), collect data, (research the product, review as-builts, review O&M data, and other online resources), establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Proficiency: Capability to use computers for email, word processing, and creating bid estimates. Proficiency in computerized maintenance management systems and other software systems as required by the individual job requirements.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be exposed to the unpleasant smell of odors and gases. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, in confined spaces, in both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. The employee may encounter wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Appropriate protective measures must be taken to prevent possible injury.

Building codes, regulations, and safety standards: familiarity and working knowledge of codes and standards related to the applicable trade industry. Including but not limited to: AKOSHA, plumbing code, and ASRHA standards. Plumber must have substantial journeyman level experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing related systems; possess knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair hydronic systems, boilers, humidification systems and cooling systems.

CT1 In addition to the general KSAs, CT1 must have skills and knowledge in the mechanical maintenance of plumbing systems.

CT2 in addition to the CT1 requirements, must have  substantial journeyman level experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing related systems; possess knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair hydronic systems, boilers, humidification systems and cooling systems.

CT3 In addition to the CT2 requirements, must have master level experience in the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of heavy commercial and industrial plumbing systems, such as air handlers, chillers, boilers, compressors, transfer systems, etc.  Have the knowledge and ability to comprehend blueprints and schematics.  Candidates must have a good working knowledge of computerized building automation and pneumatic control systems. Must understand building codes and adhere to those guidelines.  Must be able to work safely and independently with little or no supervision.

Preferred Experience & Education:
Plumber 3 to 15 years + of experience and training in plumbing and mechanical systems, construction, operations, and/or maintenance. Familiarity with Building Automation Systems is not required but is preferable.
 
May be required to have or obtain specialized licenses. Applicant must possess an Alaska State Journeyman Plumbing license and possess an unrestricted Alaska drivers license or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska drivers license within 60 days of accepting the job.
 
In addition, the applicant must meet UAA safe driving criteria. Please refer to UA Transportation Safety Guide https://www.alaska.edu/risksafety/download/TransportationSafety.pdf

CT1- Assistant Plumber - apprentice level and/or 3 years of training or experience in Plumbing maintenance or as a laborer in construction or related field.

CT2  Plumber  with 10 years of experience.  Candidates who qualify for the interview will complete a CT2 competency test.

CT3  Master level Plumber with 15 years of experience. Candidates who qualify for the interview will complete a CT3 competency test.

 

Required Experience & Education:

General:  All positions require a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid Alaska drivers license with a clean driving record, meeting University of Alaska safe driving standards.  As part of the required University background check - UAA will obtain a driving history record from DMV to confirm candidates meet the UAA safe driving standards.  Driver license info: Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.

Must have commercial or industrial experience. Preference for certifications in one or more of the following: Preferred knowledge/experience/education/certification: 3rd class boiler operator license, siemens control training, humidification and refrigeration experience, building automation certification, fire alarm and electrical systems experience, journeymen plumbers certification, refrigeration certification or training, welding certification and fabrication experience.

CT1 -  Three years of experience with industrial tools and/or hand tools related to the trades. Preferred knowledge of building mechanical systems and maintenance of building systems.

CT2 Plumber - Must meet CT1 requirements and have commercial or industrial experience and have a valid State of Alaska certificate of fitness Journeyman Plumbing License.  Preference for certifications in one or more of the following:  

Preferred knowledge/experience/education/certification:  3rd class boiler operator license, Siemens control training, humidification and refrigeration experience, building automation certification, fire alarm and electrical systems experience, asbestos abatement certification, journeymen plumbers certification, refrigeration certification or training, welding certification and fabrication experience.  Possess or obtain within six months of hire a Municipality of Anchorage Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate of Qualification.  

CT3 Plumber must meet CT2 requirements and have journeyman level experience in commercial facilities.  

Preferred knowledge/experience/education/certification:  3rd class boiler operator license, Siemens control training, humidification and refrigeration experience, building automation certification, fire alarm and electrical systems experience, asbestos abatement certification journeymen plumbers certification, refrigeration certification or training, welding certification, and fabrication experience. Possess or obtain within six months of hire a Municipality of Anchorage Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate of Qualification.  

 

Salary Information:

New hires will be placed on the UA CBA L6070 Salary Table, L6070 CT1, CT2 or CT3, based on education and experience. CT1 / $24.36/hr - $31.95/hr - CT2 / $27.40/hr -$35.97/hr. - CT3/ $30.87/hr-$40.47/hr (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule).

This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be accepted for review on 10/24/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on (10/23/2023). This posting will remain open until filled.


Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.  Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the initial review date of 10/24/2023.  However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Unit Member in order to apply.  

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Steffanie Miller, (Facilities & Campus Services) HR Coordinator, at seshlema@alaska.edu or 907-786-1112.

 

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