Skilled Trades Inspector

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Position Summary

This position will provide trade specific design review, construction inspection, support of contractor coordination, and warranty phase issues resolution in the area of plumbing. Design review support is typically carried out during 75 - 90% construction documents but involvement during pre-design for planning purposes and involvement in schematic/design development may be required as well. Construction inspections include equipment and system level quality assurance carried out to confirm all installations and construction conform to University standards, codes, and ordinances. This position requires daily review of construction project blueprints, specifications and the use of a computerized project management system (Unifier) used for communicating with construction project teams and logging issues as applicable, throughout a given project. The position maintains open communication with any MSU IPF Maintenance Shops that it supports (Plumbing, Steam, HVAC, Fire Protection, etc.).

This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Associates degree or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience in plumbing; Eight years of experience and at least three years of experience at MSU in the skilled trades' plumbing field or equivalent; Working knowledge of word processing, project planning, work order, and/or database software; Expert knowledge of blueprint reading and print reviews to assist consultants in compiling with MSU construction standards; and to enforce contractor compliance with the construction documents. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. 

Desired Qualifications

Direct experience in the installation/startup of hot water and cold water piping systems, storm and sanitary drainage systems, water softeners, domestic hot water heaters, snow melt systems, fire protection equipment; demonstrated experience in the use of mobile field inspection tools; outstanding communicator with both trades and construction teams, including but not limited to - engineers, architects, contractors, owner's representatives. Expert knowledge of trade specific (plumbing) equipment, systems, parts, etc; Must drive University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification. Possession of a State of Michigan Masters' Plumbing license.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

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Work Hours

NON-STANDARD/VARIABLE WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

Bidding Eligibility Ends 3/20/2018 @ 11:55 PM




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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