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California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department Name:

FM-Facilities Operations

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Union Code:

R06-Skilled Crafts

Pay Plan:

12 Month

Salary Range :

$5,742 - $7,414

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Per Month

Special Instructions to Applicants:

FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION,applications must be received by December 2, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

· The successful candidate must successfully pass a background check and pre-placement physical.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at [] and questions may be sent to [email protected].

Position Purpose:

Within the Business and Administrative Services Division, Facilities Management is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that enables faculty and staff to fulfill the educational mission of California State University, Bakersfield through the continued maintenance of campus facilities and grounds, by providing services in a reasonable and timely manner, and by maintaining a quality oriented organization geared toward the enhancement of the educational environment.

Within Facilities Operations, the Plumber is responsible for providing a full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel, and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems including automated plumbing systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Skilled Plumbing Work· Responsible for the full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler/prevention, and refrigeration related plumbing systems, including automated plumbing systems. · Maintain, troubleshoot and test plumbing systems, including backflow prevention devices· Assemble, install and repair pumps, pipes, fittings, and fixtures· Cut, thread and weld pipes· Assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of a variety of metals and materials· Maintain campus swimming pools· Manage lab utilities· Maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties· Some positions may be assigned water treatment duties that involve monitoring, testing and chemically treating potable and/or non-potable water systems. B. Work and Project Documentation/Recordkeeping· Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems· Prepare standard reports C. Safety· Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures· Maintain a safe and clean work environment· Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.· Instruct others in safety rules and ensure they are observed D. Maintenance of Equipment
· Maintain assigned vehicle and equipment

Required Qualifications:

· High School Diploma or equivalent· Standard Plumber’s Apprenticeship Program or any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumber’s apprenticeship program · One (1) to two (2) years of experience as a journey-level plumber that included work coordination responsibilities.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES (SKA’s): · Ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing· Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.· Ability to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers· Ability to perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems· Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems· Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations· Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality· Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism· Ensure work is performed in sequence· Estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work· Excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, internet as well as online calendaring and email.· Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines· Knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the Uniform Plumbing Codes.· Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques.· Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade· Knowledge of the operation of building automation systems· Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems· Make rough sketches of plumbing installations· Obtain necessary backflow prevention licenses· Perform applicable welding work· Perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position. · Prepare standard and complex reports· Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants· Read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications· Read and write at the level appropriate to the position· Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation· Working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques· Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures
· Regular attendance is required.

Physical Demands:
· Working on ladders at varying heights.· Exposure to chemicals, fumes; noise from vehicle and equipment operation, dust, dirt, oil/grease, gases, and pollen.· Working with or around machinery with moving parts.· Subject to loud noises.· Sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time· Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling object(s) weighing up to 50 pounds.· Occasional stooping, kneeling· Repeated bending· Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment and tools· Repetitive use of wrists and/or hands· Ability to maintain balance· Reaching overhead, horizontally and above the shoulders· Rapid mental/muscular coordination· Verbal, auditory, and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner· Accurate depth perception· Clarity of vision at varying distances to see small details and have color vision/distinguish shades· Working with chemicals, tools, and powered machinery. · Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Plumbers Apprenticeship School Graduate· Five (5) years of experience as a journey-level plumber that included work coordination responsibilities.· Demonstrated skills in a college or university environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.

Physical Demands:

HEAVY WORK – 50% or more of the activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling or climbing; lifting heavy weight objects which may exceed 50 pounds.

Environmental Factors:

Is exposed to excessive noise, Is around moving machinery, Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or radiation, microwave , Drives motorized equipment, Works in confined quarters, Works in high places, Other: - May work with Asbestos

Special Conditions:

SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION: It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees. BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.

General Information :

It is the policy of California State University; Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

EEO Statement:

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Candidates Eligible to Apply:

Open to all qualified applicants

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