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FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 9. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category:

Skilled Craft


Facilities Management - Facilities Services

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Four years of experience at a maintenance plumbing level or experience in a related field. Must be licensed as a Journey level plumber by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or must meet the requirements to obtain a license immediately upon hiring. Technical/vocational training related to job duties would be helpful. A combination of education, experience and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

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.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


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. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time