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FMD-O&M-Plumbing Shop

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm — Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the business. This position will include on-call rotations.

Advertised Salary:

$36,000- $39,000

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Skilled Craftsperson

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is skilled technical work at a journeyman level involving operating, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing: plumbing systems and components, steam and hot water boiler equipment, other gas-fired equipment and fire protection systems. This includes systems in building as well as utility service: water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and gas distribution systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

*Ability to troubleshoot, maintain and repair steam and hot water boilers and associated system equipment.
*Ability to install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair building plumbing systems and components.
*Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions and to work from blueprints and sketches.
*Ability to understand and apply standard trade practices in performing
*Ability to prepare simple, clear and concise written description of work performed or required.

Physical Demands:

*Lifting (up to 75 lbs) stooping, crawling, standing, walking, climbing stairs, work with hands above head, work from a standard and/or extended ladder and from scaffolding.
*Work is performed in both buildings and outside and at time involves working while exposed to adverse weather conditions.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Operate, troubleshoot, repair and install steam and HW boilers, furnaces and associated equipment.

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Operate, troubleshoot, repair and install: building plumbing systems, related equipment and utility services (gas, water, sewer).

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Interact with customers via phone and in person to coordinate work.

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Prepare work related documents (work orders, vouchers, reports, purchase requests, etc.).

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Other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time