Nov 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09187

Location: Sylvania Campus

Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Classified; Full-time; Level 23; Non-exempt

Starting Salary Range: The first two steps of the range are: $4,043 to $4,140 per month. Higer salary placement available depending on applicant qualifications.

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Job Summary:
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:30pm
Main Campus will be Sylvania, but travels throughout the district on a regular basis.

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options.

Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
Starts at 6.67 hours of Vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
8 hours of Sick Leave per month
24 hours of additional Personal Leave days per year
11 Paid Holidays

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age. Tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

For a complete list of PCC benefits please copy and paste the following link into another browser

- Inspects, repairs, installs, services and maintains plumbing systems and sub-systems including pipes, fittings, fixtures, restroom fixtures, water fountains, fire-sprinkler systems, HVAC systems and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution in institutional buildings. Performs similar work on non-wet systems such as gas and compressed air lines. Works from plans, drawings, blue prints or specifications. Develops sketches or designs for work as appropriate.
- Repairs fixtures by repacking, reseating or repairing valves, cutting and threading pipe, bending pipe, flaring and brazing copper tubing, and testing valves and other equipment; cleans basins and unplugs pipes.
- Responds to plumbing emergencies and assists in the diagnosis of flooding and interruptions of service. Plans corrective measures and performs repairs.
- Diagnoses and resolves difficult plumbing problems; calls water utility as necessary; knows and understands all safety procedures of the College and observes safety of others and recommends precautionary action while repairs are in progress as necessary. Allows no work to be performed when conditions are considered unsafe.
- Performs record-keeping duties related to plumbing systems maintenance, repair and inspection. Enters and tracks work orders in construction maintenance management system, including assigning work phases to larger plumbing projects. Monitors on-going preventative maintenance needs and conducts annual inspection of backflow devices. Maintains documentation as required by the College or outside agencies.
- Operates, cleans and maintains a variety of plumbing tools and equipment such as manual and power pipe cutting and threading machines, sewer cleaners, propane torches, and hand tools including drill motors, saws, chain pipe (snap) cutters; pipe, basin, strap and torque wrenches, and others, depending on piping materials.
- Coordinates the cleaning and maintenance of plumbing equipment and dedicated plumbing spaces. Maintains condition of dedicated plumbing spaces in a safe and legal condition. Coordinates the storage of plumbing supplies and equipment in legal areas.
- Prepares cost estimates for repairs and orders materials in accordance with established procedures.
- Observes and complies with federal, state and local plumbing codes.
- Provides work direction and guidance to other maintenance personnel as assigned to properly and safely complete orders.
- Assists in performing other maintenance duties such as assisting in air conditioning and electrical troubleshooting and repairs as it related to plumbing discipline.
- Responds to college emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assists with tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks and start-up operations as assigned.
- Knows and understands all safety procedures of the College.
- Operates a college vehicle and is responsible for maintenance and the safe operation of that vehicle.
- Attends all regular staff meetings of the Facilities Management Services maintenance staff and participates in problem solving and discussions of systems and project related issues.
- May perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
- The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
- Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Valid Oregon Plumber, Journeyman (PJ) license is required.
Four years of journey-level commercial/industrial plumbing maintenance and repair experience is required.
Must have a valid driver's license for operation of a motor vehicle in Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, equipment and tools used in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and equipment; troubleshooting techniques; water supply layout, waste, venting and other piping systems; plumbing codes and their proper implementation; health and safety regulations and work practices; recordkeeping techniques; plumbing systems and repair of plumbing systems found in large commercial and public buildings.

Ability to: Repair, install and maintain a wide variety of plumbing systems and equipment; make arithmetic calculations related to specialty quickly and accurately; work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches, technical diagrams and work orders; use and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and machines utilized in the; understand and follow oral and written directions; work independently with little direction; perform other skilled maintenance work as assigned; prepare cost estimates; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Special/Preferred Qualifications
- Experience snaking or unclogging drains.
- Running small and large projects.
- Experience with commercial and residential plumbing systems.

When you apply, please be prepared to attach a document that answers the following questions:
1.) Do you have experience with snaking or unclogging drains? If yes, please give examples of what types of drain clearing situations you have encountered?

2.) Do you have experience working on or running small to large projects? If yes, please give examples of the projects you have worked on.

3.) How much repair experience do you have with commercial and residential plumbing systems? Please give examples of what plumbing systems you have done repairs on.

Additional Posting Information:
Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE). Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction. Probationary period will be in accordance with Article 13 of the Classified Agreement. Current Classified employees are encouraged to review Article 15 for salary placement guidelines.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.