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Steamfitter - Pipe Shop (Multiple Vacancies)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Steamfitter - Pipe Shop (Multiple Vacancies)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 54119

Facilities Maintenance provides exceptional maintenance, repair and services to the Florida State University community.

Maintenance, repair, and renewal are required to provide the best possible environment to support communities of learning and facilitate the ability of the University to carrying out its mission of education, scholarship and public service.

Facilities Operation and Maintenance are responsible for the following:

  • The care, safety, and security of physical assets at Florida State University.
  • The condition of buildings and building systems.
  • Providing a suitable internal environment.
  • Cost effective operation of building systems.

This position is located in the Pipe Shop. The Pipe Shop maintains and repairs the steam and chill water systems here on campus, as well as maintaining the storm water drain systems.


This position is responsible for maintaining steam and chilled water distribution systems. Specifically, this position repairs steam and chilled water distribution systems in a reliable and safe working order. Utilizes measuring instruments to evaluate system operating condition. Coordinates repairs with the maintenance supervisor. Repairs system components including, but not limited to, pumps, regulators, valves, traps, strainers, coils, heat exchangers, autoclaves, sterilizers, cage washers, etc. Additional duties include:

  • Completes preventative maintenance (PM) inspections for heat exchangers, valves, steam/condensate piping, pressure reducing stations, and manholes. Completes preventative maintenance (PM) inspections for chilled water system.
  • Welds approved mechanical joints for piping systems materials such as steel, cast iron, PVC, copper, and/or other systems utilized on the FSU campus. Must be able to properly use welding tools and a pipe threader.
  • Must follow all campus safety procedures such as confined space, manhole safety, trench management, and lock-out tag-out. Must be able to demonstrate the proper use of all safety equipment.
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, or operating procedures for mechanical systems. Performs other work as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor which may include plumbing related duties. Must operate University vehicles as required

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Technical or vocational degree in appropriate mechanical trade area may substitute for experience.

  • Ability to utilize technical skills.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other related trades work.
  • Driver's License, Class E
Other Information

PSN 60453 and 60760 will also be filled from this posting.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

The minimum salary for this position is $36,250.

FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select “yes” to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.


This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.
The position incumbent is required to be accessible and available to return to work during off-duty hours. Per FSU policy, Pay Additives, incumbents are eligible to receive on-call pay. Eligibility is limited to USPS employees who shall be informed by the department via memorandum of the on-call assignment, except during an emergency.
This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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