Stanford University
Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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HVAC/Plumbing🔍Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States📁Facilities📅Jun 21, 2022 Post Date📅91411 Requisition #This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Anticipated Shift:

The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm


Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 300,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 735 FTE staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE,“Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”


This job series describes positions in which the major responsibilities are a variety of plumbing and heating, ventilation, air conditioning maintenance duties performed at the journey level. Work may include any plumbing function as described in the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code. Work is done on pipes of various materials, such as brass, steel, cast iron, copper, glass, or plastic, and of various sizes. In addition, plumber/HVAC technicians are expected to perform extensive preventive maintenance, as well as to provide emergency response actions when needed in all areas of responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

    Work under general supervision and perform maintenance tasks of substantial complexity in two or more tradesWork following prescribed proceduresDuties are assigned under the direction of a shop manager or lead and are performed with considerable independenceWork will be spot-checked during an assignment or upon its completion.
    Employees may work alone, or as a member of a crew (with or without lead responsibility)


    Assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures for gas, water and sanitary lines, storm drains, toilets, sinks, boilers, heat exchangers valves, pumps, drinking fountains, water stills, water heaters etc.Cut and thread pipe; bend pipe to required angleJoin pipe by use of flanges, fittings, solder, caulking, welding, epoxy cement and diversified materialsPerform maintenance on plumbing by replacing washers on leaky faucets, mending burst pipes and opening clogged drainsDetect malfunctions in plumbing systems, such as heating hot water, chilled water, process cooling water; shut systems down and makes repairsWork on glass, plastic, copper, brass, steel and cast iron pipe varying in sizeRepair and install cast iron pipe joints with bands or lead caulkingInstall and repair gas linesMay do minor plumbing-related welding and brazingRespond to quick response calls throughout campus using good judgment in accurately assessing problemsPerform preventive maintenance and repairs


    Under the direction of a lead or supervisor, perform skilled heating, ventilating, and air conditioning work at the journey level
    Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair all types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipmentWork in a wide variety of environments, such as office, library, student residences, food preparation and storage, research, shops, and laboratoriesRespond to quick response calls throughout campus using good judgment in accurately assessing problemsPerform preventive maintenance and repairs

The duties listed under the Characteristic Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete listing of all duties.


Education & Experience:

Journey level knowledge equivalent to four years of completion in an apprentice program or a combination of equivalent education and work experience. Four years of actual work in the plumber/HVAC trades.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Skilled in the use of the tools, equipment and methods of the trade.

    Understanding of complex troubleshooting and repair of plumbing, hydronic, steam systemsKnowledge of the physical properties of steam and condensate and the equipment used in maintaining these systems.May be required to use respiratory equipment. Thorough knowledge of all types of materials and processes of the tradeAbility to work from plans and specificationsKnowledge of all applicable codes of the tradeRespond to emergency calls nights, weekends, and holidaysWilling to work variable shifts at night or on weekendsDemonstrated strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
Certifications and Licenses:

    Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver's license.

    Preferred: Possess a journeyman card in plumbing/HVAC or other recognized technical credential.


    Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C license.Must be able to work in confined spaces or in high elevations.Constantly twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.Frequently stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objectsOccasionally kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders, light/fine grasp toolsRarely climb, perform seated work, lift/carry/pull/push objects greater than 40 pounds, perform desk based work, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or partOccasionally operate foot and/or hand controlled equipmentOperate special machinery, i.e. mechanical and hydro sewer equipment.Ability to works on or uses boom lifts, scissor lifts, cranes and forklifts to perform duties.Ability to work in confined spaces and work at elevated surfaces at heights over ten feet.Ability to perform strenuous and repetitive workMust be able to lift at least 50 lbs.Constantly stand/walk. Possess visual acuity required to work with color codingOccasionally use a lift to access devicesAbility to perform work outside in variable weather conditionsAbility to wear required appropriate uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).Ability to work in hot and cold temperature extremesRequired to wear appropriate uniform and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Standards:

When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

·Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

·Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

·Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 7752
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A39
  • Requisition ID: 91411


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Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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