Staff - Plumber

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General Statement of Job

General Statement of Job

The Plumber is responsible for the maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the plumbing systems. Performs independent preventive maintenance and emergency repairs on plumbing and gas systems.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Installs, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots general plumbing systems and components to include toilets, urinals, faucets, drains, water fountains, vacuum systems, and compressed units.
  2. Operates and conducts routine preventive maintenance on College vehicles; notifies appropriate personnel of any vehicle maintenance required.
  3. Repairs and replaces domestic hot water heat exchangers and water heaters.
  4. Repairs and replaces pneumatic steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate pipes.
  5. Repairs and replaces domestic hot water heat pumps, chilled water pumps, sump pumps, sewage pumps and booster pumps.
  6. Installs, tests, and repairs all sizes of backflow prevention devices.
  7. Troubleshoots and repairs steam, water, and gas utility distribution systems.
  8. Performs scheduled maintenance and preventive maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures.
  9. Ensures all requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems and fixtures are met.
  10. Ensures all installations, repairs and maintenance are properly sized, aligned, supported and graded.
  11. Ensures all installations, repairs and maintenance meet the requirements of the appropriate codes.
  12. Ensures all installations, repairs and maintenance meet environmental protection requirements.
  13. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  14. Uses the college’s work order system (CMMS) to note time spent and the work performed relative to specific work request.
  15. Assists the supervisor with responding to emergency plumbing calls such as gas leaks, broken water lines, backed up and clogged drains, irrigation line electrical and water broken lines, evaluates situation and takes corrective action.
  16. Prepares work order material by pulling from stock to meet technical and trade requirements.
  17. Adheres to safety and health regulations.
  18. Communicates frequently with city employees and vendors.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Information

Posting Number SP1135 Position Title Staff - Plumber Department FAS-Facility Maintenance Temporary End Date (if applicable) Location Pecan E-Class Classified FLSA Non-Exempt Min Salary $18,241.00 Salary Range* $18,241.00 - $31,921.75 Required Education and Experience
  1. High School Diploma or GED required.
  2. At least one (1) year of related work experience in the plumbing field, preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, and internet research skills.
  3. Knowledge of plumbing installation, maintenance, and repair skills.
  4. Knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair.
  5. Knowledge of published guidelines and Texas plumbing codes.
  6. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  7. Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines.
  8. Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.
  9. Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
  10. Must be willing and able to work various hours, various locations, and rotating shifts, including days, nights, weekends, College closures, and holidays, as needed.
  11. Ability to travel throughout the College district daily.
  12. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  14. Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  15. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  16. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, customers or employees of organization.
  17. Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  18. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and be insurable under South Texas College’s insurance policy for driving.
  4. Must maintain authorization to drive College-owned vehicles.
  5. Plumbing license or certification required or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
Physical Requirements
  1. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  2. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  3. Ascending or descending ladders (6 ft. up to 12 ft. on step ladders and up to 24 ft. extension ladders, roof hatch ladders), stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  4. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  5. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  6. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  7. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
  8. Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  9. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  10. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  11. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  12. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  13. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  14. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  15. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  16. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  17. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  18. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  19. Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
  20. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  21. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  22. Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  23. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. Including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  24. Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  25. Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  26. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  27. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Working Environment
  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Security Sensitive? Yes Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Close Date 04/30/2019 Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No Special Instructions to Applicants

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Foreign transcripts
Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College. NACES Members

Candidate Review Start Date EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity

South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This statement extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination statement:

Brenda J. Balderaz
Director of Human Resources, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: (956) 872-3637
Email: [email protected]

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding disability:

Brenda J. Balderaz

Director of Human Resources, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: (956) 872-3637
Email: [email protected]

Perla Y. Leo, M.S., C.R.C.

Coordinator of Student Disability Services and 504 Coordinator
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: (956) 872-2165
Email: [email protected]

Title IX Statement

Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence:

Mary G. Elizondo, MBA CFE, CGMA, CPA
Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and Title IX Coordinator
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 872-3558
Email: [email protected]

Resources, questions, or requests for information regarding Title IX, including complaints of gender based sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinators as listed at the Title IX webpage:

You may refer to Policy 4216 Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct at

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  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Foreign Transcript Evaluations
Optional Documents
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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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