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Posting NumberS03003PWorking TitleSTEAMFITTERDepartmentFMD O&M-Welding ShopAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

College/Unit/Department websitefmd.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet departmental goals, deadlines, and/or emergencies.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with Experience.Posting Date04/26/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date06/02/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleSkilled CraftspersonPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyTradesFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This is skilled steam fitting and welding work at the journeyman level, primarily involved with the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of campus steam distribution system, system components and building steam powered equipment. Most work performed on equipment both inside and outside of buildings. Additionally, work involves pipe fitting and welding in support of steam system and equipment work as well as other general welding work in support of other shop maintenance activities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Journeyman level knowledge, skills and abilities of welding or pipe fitting trades.
*Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
*Ability to read and inderstand blueprints, sketches and other documents related to projects.
*Ability to relate well with others (customers, supervisors, etc..)

Physical Demands

*Bend, stoop, squat, crawl, work from standard and extended ladder and/or scaffold, lifting upto 75lbs throught an 8 hour work shift.
*Work at times under adverse weather conditions, ie: cold, hot, rain.
*Work at times in small or confined spaces.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Troubleshoot, repair and maintain steam distribution system, system components, and building steam equipment.

Percentage of time50 Duties/Responsibilities


Pipe fitting and welding, and other welding work in support of general maintenance activities

Percentage of time35 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform routine schedule preventive maintenance on steam system components and equipment

Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform other related building maintenance and repair task as directed by supervsor.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED Completion Certificate?
    • Yes, I have completed high school and have a HS Diploma
    • Yes, I have completed my GED and have a GED Completion Certificate
    • No, I have not completed high school and do not have a GED
  3. * Are you willing to lift 75 lbs, climb stair, walk, stand, balance, stoop, bend, squat, work with hands above head, work from a standard and/or extended ladder and scaffold frequently throughout an 8 hour shift, 5 days a week?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  4. * How many years experience do you have at the journeyman level in welding, pipefitting or steam work? Please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 4/28/2019
    Application Due: 8/27/2019
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