Job description

Job no: 697368
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 16
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Maint Serv Mechanical Area 40001039
Sub Area: SSTU- Skilled Trades
Salary: 29.92
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Skilled Trades- SSTU, Union, Skilled Trades
Position Summary

This position will perform a combination of minor repairs, fabrication, installation, maintenance, service, alteration, operation, and other related duties generally associated with the plumbing trade. Requisition of materials and parts; stock, maintain and operate a service vehicle. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and project specifications. Estimate labor and material to be used on the job. Ability to identify and mitigate health hazards associated within the working environment. This position will carry an on-call cell phone on a weekly rotating basis.

This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Completion of high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • Five years of experience in the trade that includes two years of experience in commercial plumbing installation, maintenance and trouble-shooting and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Successful completion of an applicable trade-specific Trades Helper program, or completion of an approved apprenticeship program, or an associate degree, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Must possess a Master’s Plumber license and either a Medical Gas and Vacuum Certification or ASSE 5000 Tester Certification to receive progression step increases at the 24 month mark.
  • Possession of a State of Michigan Journey Plumber license.
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator driver’s license.
  • Expert knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable building codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and national).
  • Must furnish own hand tools.
  • Frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds.
  • Desired Qualifications

    Completion of an approved / registered plumbing apprenticeship program; experience with commercial / industrial piping and pipe welding; experience with commercial water softeners; experience with commercial water heaters; experience with reverse osmosis water filtration; experience with sewer cleaning and sewer camera; possession of a ASSE installer / repairer / certifier certification; possession of a NFPA Medical Gas and Vacuum certification; experience in customer contact; ability to meet MSU standards for safe driving.

    A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials


    Work Hours

    NON-STANDARD WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday 4:30 pm to 1:00 am and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

    Summary of Physical Demands

    Lifting materials on job site.
    Installation of materials on job site.

    Bidding eligibility ends on 4/13/2021 at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: Apr 7, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Apr 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/8/2021
    Application Due: 4/13/2021
    Work Type: Full Time