Plumber 2

University of San Diego
San Diego
Closing date
Oct 7, 2021

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Posting #: 3207
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, Facilities

Position Title & Department:

Plumber 2; Building Maintenance

Posting #


University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The work at this grade involves installing, modifying, and repairing new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil, and gas distribution systems, and water closets, tubs, fire sprinkler systems, and showers. Works from building plans, design drawings, and sketches to plan and lay out the routing, placement, slant, slope, fall, and proper operation of systems and equipment. Must then install or replace such systems/equipment. Must have extensive knowledge of the operation of various systems and equipment, and of how they are placed, slanted, and sloped. Work is often done with little or no advice. The supervisor checks work only to see that it meets accepted trade standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled journey level plumbing work related to the trade in the following categories of work:
    • Operates and maintains plumbing systems including, but not limited to, heating, hot and cold domestic water systems, sanitary sewer, storm drain and LP pressure vessels, natural gas, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Operate and maintain system regulators, measuring, monitoring and controls devices. Operates pumps, pumping stations, motors and controllers.
    • Utilize diagnostic techniques and tools to troubleshoot and repair systems, components, fixtures, and equipment in response to operational problems. Installs building fixtures and equipment as a replacement or addition.
    • Submits reports, orally, or in writing, of progress and status as necessary to ensure proper job accounting and to identify and resolve any problems encountered that may cause delays, shutdown, or damage.
    • Utilizes our work management system (TMA) on a daily/regular basis, logging all work and use of materials/parts for tracking.
    • Continually expands knowledge of the trade through appropriate courses, seminars, publications, and contacts with others in the trade.
    • Maintains tools and equipment in serviceable condition.
    • Works in a neat and orderly manner. Cleans-up daily and at the end of the job.
    • Reads and interprets design documents, technical publications, O&M and other reference materials to determine appropriate job requirements and procedures.
    • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of relevant codes and regulations and applies them consistently in daily activities.
    • When asked, checks plans, specifications, layouts, materials and installations for completion to code and USD standards.
    • Participates in design reviews for construction projects, including submittal reviews.
    • Mentor and train plumbers, mechanics and on-call staff. 2. Practices safety techniques.
    • Consistently follows safety practices appropriate to the trade and complies with rules and regulations established by the University, and governmental agencies (local, state and federal).
    • Maintains awareness of the typical hazards of the work place as well as the special hazards that may be encountered at any University facility location such as biohazards, low-grade radiation and chemicals known to the State of California to cause, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
    • Follows established governmental (local, state, and federal) procedures for dealing with special hazards and promptly reports any on the job accident in accordance with departmental practice.
  • Maintains varying work schedule.
  • Must be available to be called in for emergency work after hours or on weekends and holidays.
  • Must work individually or in teams coordinating assigned work with other groups and departments.
  • May be assigned to work at any USD facility/location.
  • Assist craft workers from other trades or shops when assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and completion of a recognized plumber or pipe fitter apprenticeship, or a minimum of four years of work experience as a master-level plumber and vocational training commensurate with a formal apprenticeship program.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of customer service techniques; demonstrated successful customer service experience.
  • Eight or more years of working experience in a commercial, residential, institutional or educational facilities operations and maintenance setting.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the profession of journey-level plumbing trade;
  • Advanced skilled in system operation, maintenance, repair and preventative maintenance procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform master-level plumbing with a minimum of supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand technical documents, manufacturer data, design documents and O&M literature, shop drawings, and diagrams;
  • Fluid controls experience: familiar with the operations and controls for flow, pressure and temperature, switches, controls sensing devices, systems operations logic and variable speed equipment operations;
  • Ability to apply intellectual knowledge to systems operations for the purpose of problem solving, apply knowledge of plumbing system fluid characteristics;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and timely diagnose equipment, system and component failures on domestic water, waste and storm water systems, compressed air, oil and natural gas systems;
  • Apply advanced knowledge and sound judgment to resolve complex plumbing problems, prepare and justify recommendations for resolution;
  • Skilled in construction, installation, and fabrication techniques typical in the trade;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain hand power tools typically used in the trade, in a safe and productive manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to silver solder, and soft solder;
  • Ability to perform mathematics typically used on the plumbing trade; working knowledge of applicable codes and regulations;
  • Understanding of chemical and fluid characteristics typical of the plumbing trade;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Physical ability to perform indicated tasks;
  • Demonstrate ability to work well in teams or alone; general knowledge of customer service techniques; demonstrated successful customer service experience;
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities;
  • Ability to access input and retrieves information from a computer system for word processing, records retrieval and maintenance, research and communication purposes.
  • Ability to plan, specify, order materials and estimate work.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid California Driver's License

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to work assigned hours and may be assigned to work any shift. Employees working in this classification may be designated as essential personnel and subject to occasional overtime, call backs and may be required to serve 24/7 on-call rotation.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license and may be required to drive University vehicles;
  • Must wear a uniform prescribed and furnished by USD;
  • May be assigned to work in the vicinity of laboratories where biohazards, radioactive or other potentially hazardous substances are stored or used;
  • May be assigned to work at any USD facility/location;

Tools & Equipment Used:

  • Operate and maintain electric, pneumatic and hydraulic power tools and equipment
  • Operate pipe coupling repair tools and presses, electric powered snake, hand snake, brazing and welding equipment, gutting grinding and finishing tools used for bending and shaping pipe and fittings.
  • Inspection and diagnostic tools including bore scope, video, ultrasound, flow, temperature and pressure sensors, utility and gas locating tools.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

$23.48 - $26.00; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Resume Required Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: April 08, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the campus is a community treasure, with Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. In less than 60 years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence.

USD offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university adds depth to education by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. The breadth of programs and depth of facilities means that students can easily find a course of study that ignites their intellectual fire. In the classroom, coursework across disciplines encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills.

Small class size means the instructors know their students and can stimulate curious minds with anything from participation in a research project to an after-class discussion on topic. Instructors welcome the free exchange of complex ideas in an environment of tolerance and civility. In this environment, students begin a lifelong habit of appreciating and cultivating their individual gifts.

To complement this instruction, the university's Honors program provides a challenging curriculum for USD's uniquely motivated students. The university also holds memberships in several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

While intellectual growth is key, USD adds depth to the education experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. An active faith community invites widespread student participation. In the classroom, study is accompanied by an examination of ethics and values University of San Diego students inquire freely and challenge ideas, exercise moral, spiritual and social judgment, serve others, and contemplate social justice in their lives and in their chosen fields. These students are truly educated. These students achieve excellence.

Students, faculty and staff are active members of the community, volunteering time and expertise, fostering friendships, and working to preserve the region’s unique character. With a population of more than 7,500 students and approximately 2,000 employees, the university impacts the life of the area economically, politically and socially. In turn, the university welcomes the community to participate in campus life, through classes, special events, sports, forums and tours.

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