Journeyman Plumber

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Job Title:

Journeyman Plumber

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3CP26:Campus Maintenance Central

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Valid Journeyman Plumbers License – State of Kentucky

Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises; Temperature extremes; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste; May be subject to outdoor working conditions; Ditches; and Trenches.

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Ability to work off ladders.


7:30 am – 4:15 pm (Monday – Friday)*

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors and emergencies requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

May be assigned as on-call and required to report to work as needed.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Facilities Maintenance Manager, the Journeyman Plumber demonstrates considerable functional knowledge of assembling, installing, and/or repairing pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems in accordance with specifications or plumbing codes; Applies knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems, maintenance and repairs; Reads, comprehends and interprets specifications, schematic diagrams and blueprints; Inspects structures, locating and marking positions of pipes, connections, and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors; Provides estimates of time and materials; Utilizes hand tools, power tools, and electronic test equipment; Performs tests to locate leaks and other problems utilizing water or air and reading gauges; Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings; Cuts, threads, and bends pipe to required angles; Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, metal and non-metal pipes; Utilizes screws, bolts, fittings, and solder to join pipes; Troubleshoots and performs emergency repairs; Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, including toilets, drains, water heaters, sewer lines,etc.; Maintains and repairs plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains, etc.; and May perform field fabrication of plumbing and piping systems.

In addition, the Journeyman Plumber performs preventative maintenance in accordance with methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes; Models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; Maintains inventories of tools, materials, equipment, or products and ensures optimal material consumption; Ensures plumbing systems are safe and running efficiently; Follows all protocols and complies with safety procedures, statutory regulations, federal and state codes.

There is currently more than one position open for the Journeyman Plumber. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; and SAP.

Must have completed an apprenticeship or trade school, be licensed, and maintain the license*; have a minimum of two years of work experience as a journeyman as well as passing scores on written and/or practical exams.

Good working knowledge of plumbing specifications and Kentucky plumbing codes.

*Journeyman Plumber must complete at least 8 hours of continuing education during the year as a condition to renewal.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

High School / GED + 6 Years

Associate’s Degree / Technical Diploma + 4 Years — Preferred.

Minimum of six years’ experience in performing the full range of tasks associated with the repair, replacement, or general construction of plumbing systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Driver’s License — Preferred.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/18/2021
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time