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Posting Details

Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition201900227STitlePlumberFLSA statusNon-ExemptHiring Salary

$2,288 – $3,368 per month

Occupational CategorySkilled CraftDepartmentResidence LifeOpen Until FilledYesEducational and Experience Requirement

High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Minimum of four years journeyperson level plumber experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs complex journeyperson level plumbing skills and occasionally assumes lead person responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities

To be responsible for complex tasks in existing and new construction of various plumbing systems, such as: water, sewage, drainage, air, gas and sewer lines, and systems. To perform related duties such as: installs plumbing, traps wash bowls, fittings, drains, special laboratory sinks, drain tables, and experimental tables. Repairs, replaces, and maintains valves, faucets, traps, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, and lead joints. Connects and maintains hot water units, gas heaters, and furnaces. Checks for safety and unstops clogged lines. May assist with estimates of time and materials required for a job. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Ability to use the tools, equipment, and machines of the plumbing trade. Require accuracy in all phases of work performed. Exposure to dampness, dust, dirt, and grime. Tasks at times require working in narrow quarters in trenches, under buildings, and indoors or outdoors with exposure to weather. This position requires thorough knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the plumbing trade. Skills to operate backhoe for the purpose of repairing, replacing, or installing underground sewer/water lines would be helpful. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy. Must wear required uniforms and display badge. May work hours other than 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday as scheduled, or when called out by emergency. Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle, therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. Must be able to be “On Call” for emergencies after hours on a rotational basis.

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * List your experience level with plumbing:
    • No Experience
    • General Knowledge
    • Skilled
    • Licensed




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Posted: 8/15/2019
Application Due: 11/13/2019
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