University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-28
Req: R0025382
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair, and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure, and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Plumber who supports Facilities Management's goal of providing consistent, cost effective, and reliable maintenance and service to the Central Grounds zone. The Central Grounds zone provides facilities services to properties including the new Student Health and Wellness Center opening in 2021.

The incumbent should be a team player who can work independently, as well as on a crew, and is comfortable working in an occupied environment. This individual will work on a variety of projects and must be familiar with both residential and commercial property maintenance. Specifically, they should be proficient in installing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting building components and systems such as, but not limited to, shower/lavatory faucets, ball valves, p-traps, sinks, building drains, vents, water distribution systems, water closets, and water heaters. In addition, they will be responsible for removing blockages in building drains using both electric and hand equipment. Furthermore, they will be responsible for ensuring that proper trade methods, techniques, and materials are followed when working with pipe, fittings, and fixtures.

The plumber will work collaboratively to assist with building maintenance tasks and a variety of internal/external preventive maintenance inspections.

This is a non-exempt position that will requires the incumbent to be assignable to a call back schedule to perform emergency repair work during off shift hours on occasional evenings and weekends.

Duties Include:

  • Troubleshooting, isolating and repairing plumbing and mechanical components, in both commercial and residential environments.
  • Performing preventative maintenance on all plumbing systems and update or repair the systems when necessary.
  • Assist other trades’ personnel when needed to include carpentry, HVAC, general maintenance, appliance repair, snow/ice removal, and other miscellaneous tasks or as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and procedures, such as OSHA, BOCA, federal, state, and local regulations, and applicable building codes.
  • Respond to requests from the University community and address plumbing problems quickly and professionally.
  • Inform customers of job status, reasons for and duration of expected delays, as well as refer customers to the supervisor when appropriate.
  • Ensure that all safety and personal protective equipment is used.
  • Using CMMS to maintain accurate records on time tickets, job requests, and work orders.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties such as snow and ice removal and special events setups, as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: A minimum of four years of experience in all aspects of the plumbing operations trade including troubleshooting plumbing and other mechanical problems.
  • Licensure: Journeyman or higher plumbing license. Licensed with Backflow Certification strongly preferred.
  • Valid Driver's license is required.

The Anticipated Hiring Range for this position is $20.60 – $24.03 per hour ($42,848 - $50,000 per annum)

For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks including a health screen prior to the start date of the position.

To Apply: Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0025382.’ Complete an application online and attach a resume and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0025382.' Complete an application online and attach a resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by July 11, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

Physical Demands:

Employee must be able to variously sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, lift, pull, and use both hands-on repetitive tasks (including overhead tasks). Employee must have normal vision and hearing (correctable), and for some areas of employment, color vision and sense of smell.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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