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University Staff

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Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :


Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Maintains and repairs domestic water systems, storm and sanitary piping, and grease basins
- Submits plumbing work permits to Cook County (for Health Sciences Campus applicants only)
- Must stay current on all City and County plumbing codes
- Works closely with contractors on site to ensure work performed meets current plumbing codes
- Performs work assignments received, both verbal and through the work order software system
- Maintains records of work performed using the work order management software system
- Maintains inventory
- Performs work assignments to make the campus facilities as safe and secure as possible for all students, staff and faculty
- May, at times, be needed to assist with snow removal
- Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

- High school diploma, GED, or trade school diploma and at least five years of plumbing maintenance experience.  


- Must have experience in all aspects of the plumbing trade as related to commercial building maintenance
- Ability to follow manuals, schematic plans, blueprints, and other specifications required
- Must have knowledge of City and/or County code requirements
- Ability to use tools of the trade
- Ability to work in high and/or confined spaces
- Ability to carry materials to perform work functions
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Must supply their own hand tools
- Must be willing to work successfully with other trades to perform job duties
- Must be able to work irregular hours if needed, to perform job requirements
- Preferred candidates would also have plumbing experience in an University/research environment
– Backflow and RPZ certification preferred.


- Current City of Chicago or State of Illinois Plumber’s License
- Current State of Illinois Contractor’s License and Insurance (for Health Sciences Campus applicants only)
- General Contractor license (for Health Sciences Campus applicants only)
- Must have a current Driver’s License in good standing
- Must become member of IUOE Local 399 within 90 days of accepting position and maintain good standing with IUOE Local 399

Computer Skills:

- Knowledge and proficiency with computers
- Proficiency with MS Office software (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Experience with a work order management system preferred

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Required operation of university owned vehicles:


Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? :


Physical Demands:

Lifting, Carrying, Standing, Climbing, Crawling/Kneeling, Repetitive Motions

Working Conditions:

Lighting, Heating, Ventilation, Odors, Noise, Heights, Danger, Irregular Hours, Exposure to Inclement Weather

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time