Maintenance Plumber - Sewers & Storm Drains

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Maintenance Plumber - Sewers & Storm Drains
Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 8398
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A33
Requisition ID: 93501

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.

Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real Estate:

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

Our team:

The Building Engineering Trades are an integral part of maintaining and improving the core systems of the architectural structures on campus. These Electric, HVAC and Plumbing shops provide a range of services to academic, research, library and special University facilities which include the following:

24 Hour Emergency Response

Routine Maintenance

New System Design & Installation

Repairs & Alterations to Existing Systems


New installations: plumbing fixtures (i.e. sinks, water heaters, toilets, etc), piping insulation projects, Maintenance and repair of all campus plumbing systems, Installation and maintenance of safety showers and eye wash stations, Full service drain cleaning and jetter service: ALL types of drains (i.e. storm drains, sink drains, gutters/downspouts), Major sewer pipe cleaning and retrofit projects, Lab services: DI water, process piping, domestic water, natural gas, Hydronic heating systems: pumps, piping, Water filtration systems: various types

Job Responsibilities

Employees in this classification are assigned work by the shop lead or supervisor and carried out following general instructions or more detailed instructions and guidance concerning the best way to perform the work for more complex projects.
  • Employees in this classification clean, maintain, repair and perform some installation of sewer lines and/or water mains or perform plumbing work requiring the cleaning, clearing, maintenance and repair of sewer and storm drains, grease traps, interceptors and associated plumbing.
  • Employees in this classification have their work spot-checked during progress and upon completion.

    Characteristic Duties
    • ​​Perform plumbing work, including clearing sewer and storm stoppages with cable machines using gas and electric jetters.
    • Perform maintenance and preventative maintenance on sewers, storm drains, grease traps, interceptors and related plumbing and equipment.
    • Install and repair storm and sewer piping using clay ABS, plastic, SDR 35, cast iron, PVC, concrete, copper etc.
    • Install catch basins, sumps and sump pumps, christy boxes etc.
    • May install or perform minor repairs of piping on water systems.
    • Repair and or replace faucets, toilets, sinks, etc.
    • Cut and solder copper piping.
    • Secure leaks on systems by shutting system valves
    • Adhere to safety rules.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in the plumbing trade and the ability to do plumbing work as described above.
  • Ability to perform plumbing work requiring dexterity and experience of a semi-skilled and skilled nature.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use, or learn to use, basic equipment of the trade including soldering equipment, wrenches, pipe cutters, tape measure, saw, snap cutters, various power tools, shovels, picks, digging bars, etc.
  • Ability to operate camel jetter, sewer and storm camera and locators and other specialty equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to dig when required.
  • Comfortable using technology, i.e. mobile devices and computers.
  • Ability to read and interpret AutoCAD drawings.
  • Some jobs require California Class B Commercial Driver's License.
  • Ability to read and understand the use of tape measures and other estimating and measuring tools.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    This skill level is generally associated with a minimum of four years of experience in the trade or a combination of education and relevant experience. The role may be a trainee position based on the level of experience from the candidate receiving an offer

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to obtain and maintain a California Noncommercial Class C Driver's License.
  • Must be up to date on Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations.
  • Constantly twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
  • Frequently stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders, light/fine grasping tools, lift/carry/pull/push objects greater than 40 pounds with assistance.
  • Rarely climb, perform seated work, perform desk based work, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Occasionally operate foot and/or hand controlled equipment.
  • Operate special machinery i.e. mechanical and hydro sewer equipment.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and repetitive work.
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.

    Working Conditions

    Available to work overtime and may be available for callbacks.
  • May perform work outside in variable weather conditions.
  • The majority of work performed by water shop employees will be outside in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work with various smells/odors that come from grease traps, interceptors and other equipment.
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, noise >80db, allergens/biohazards/chemicals/asbestos.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces and at heights greater than 10 feet.
  • May work in extreme heat and cold temperatures.
  • May work with lab waste system.
  • Required to wear appropriate uniform.

    *The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

    *Consistent with its obligations under law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    *Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    *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.

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