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St. Edward's University

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  • PHPL - Facilities-Plant Engineering
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
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    Plant Engineering

    St. Edward's University is currently searching for a journeyman plumber. This position is primarily responsible for performing skilled maintenance, repair, and installation of plumbing.

    For consideration,
    • Journeyman Plumber License and a minimum of three years related experience including demonstrable experience in maintenance plumbing.
    • Knowledge of troubleshooting/repair of Sloan flush meters and Delta tub/shower valves.
    • Must be willing to be licensed in backflow prevention and fire hydrant testing.
    • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and be insurable by the university carrier.
    • Must be able to read, interpret, and work from blueprints and prepare rough sketches of work to be performed.
    • Prior use of jackhammers, sewer auger, pipe threading machine, and miscellaneous plumbing hand and power tools required.
    • Knowledge of gas/electric welding preferred.
    • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Installation and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures;
    • Operation and maintenance of pumps and water distribution systems, hot and cold-water systems and similar
    • components, and water wells;
    • Maintenance and repair of potable water systems, sewer lift stations, laboratory water (deionized water) systems,
    • Emergency fire lines and hydrants, backflow preventers, and water wells;
    • Testing of completed work and conducting necessary adjustments;
    • Performs periodic inspections of systems for safe and efficient operation;
    • Development of material, labor, and total costs estimate of repair and installation jobs;
    • Creates reports that detail the time and materials required to repair and maintain equipment;
    • System operation record maintenance;
    • May direct others on major installations and repair jobs.
    • Responsible for regulatory and policy compliance as it applies to the position.
    • Maintain confidentiality.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Working Conditions:
    • The ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the department.
    • Work schedule is typically 10:00 am-6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, however, scheduled hours may change for special events.
    • Must be available for on-call duty on a rotating basis and have dependable transportation.
    • This position is considered to be essential personnel and may be called in duringemergency closures.

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - Sunlife Dental

    Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts

    An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for the finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2020443

    Available: Immediately

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    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

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