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Plumber II

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Plumber II
    Fairfax, VA
    Classified Staff
    Opening on: Feb 26 2024
        Add to favoritesFavorited View favoritesDepartment: Facilities

        Classification: Trades Technician 3

        Job Category: Classified Staff

        Job Type: Full-Time

        Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

        Location: Fairfax, VA

        Workplace Type: On Site Required

        Pay Band: 03

        Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

        Criminal Background Check: Yes

        Motor Vehicle Records Check: Yes

        About the Department:

        George Mason University Facilities ensures a quality physical environment supporting the mission of the university. We will be the technical and business experts of choice with the total trust and confidence of our students, faculty, and staff.

        About the Position:

        Tired of driving all over the metro area to a new job site each day? Want a work on a beautiful college campus with 677 acres of wooded land? Then start a new job as a State employee of Virginia. We’ve got the work. We have a great team. Now, we need an additional team member to contribute to our busy environment. We want someone who is reliable, takes pride in their work, and will make a noticeable contribution to the educational facilities at George Mason. Your manager can trust that you will get the job done.

        George Mason’s Facilities department is committed to providing a safe, functional, and clean community experience at the university. So, what’s in it for you?

        Great benefits for you…

        • Lots of leave, including paid annual leave, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid two-week winter break (please note – the break employees often receive during the holiday season is not regularly guaranteed and is subject to annual approval);
        • Tuition exemption and professional development;
        • Commuter Choice Transit Benefit;
        • Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Plan; and
        • Patriot Perks discounts to restaurants, events, and more!

        For you and your family…

        • Health/dental/vision benefits; and
        • Tuition dependent benefit (restrictions apply).

        We know, it’s a good gig. Here's what the job looks like....


        The Plumber II performs a series of skilled tasks in the plumbing trade by assisting more senior-level trades workers and performs related duties as required or assigned. You will be vital to the success of George Mason’s Facilities department by maintaining and repairing the various university plumbing equipment. Here are some of the primary duties:

        • Under limited supervision, performs installation, modification, maintenance, and repair work on University plumbing, irrigation, and gas systems and equipment;
        • Performs skilled journey-level work to diagnose defects and to install, repair, and maintain piping systems and fixtures for water, sewer, or natural gas with a high degree of quality and efficiency;
        • Tests, repairs, and maintains cross-connection devices and pressure vessel safety devices;
        • Performs routine, recurring preventive maintenance activities without direction or oversight and within established schedules;
        • Cuts, threads pipe, and makes proper connections;
        • Installs, repairs, and replaces valves, controls, traps, tanks, etc.;
        • Repairs and replaces motors, pumps, expansion tanks, and irrigation systems;
        • Tests, installs, and maintains gas piping and equipment;
        • Maintains wastewater management systems;
        • Installs and/or replaces fixtures; performs work on site or in a shop;
        • Performs miscellaneous duties such as cleaning and painting equipment and mechanical areas;
        • Picks up materials from suppliers when requested;
        • Inspects areas and reports problems to supervisor;
        • Maintains paperwork and electronic communications, including work orders and recording time;
        • Orders and includes materials on work orders in an expedient manner;
        • Follows established university and departmental policies and procedures; follows established safety procedures and reports accidents and problems to supervisor promptly;
        • Performs assigned progressive on-the-job training tasks to develop skills in the plumbing trade;
        • Drives a state vehicle to and from locations; keeps vehicle supplied with tools and materials, and keeps maintained and in clean condition; and
        • May be required to work additional hours in the event of an emergency. This may require reporting to work early, staying late, and/or working weekends. This position is designated as “Essential Personnel.” All essential personnel employees are required to report for snow removal or other emergency when assigned.

        Required Qualifications:

        • High school diploma or equivalent;
        • Demonstrated progressive experience (generally 4+ years) in the plumbing trade;
        • Demonstrated knowledge of equipment, materials, methods, practices, and tools used in the plumbing trade;
        • Knowledge of the common hazards and necessary safety precautions;
        • Knowledge of local, state, and national plumbing codes;
        • Ability to effectively and safely use necessary hand and power tools and testing equipment;
        • Ability to analyze plumbing systems and controls to determine problems and initiate repairs as directed by supervisor; and
        • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator’s license that meets all of GMU’s requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason’s Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver’s licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Demonstrated progressive experience (generally 5+ years) in commercial plumbing work;
        • Completion of, or ongoing participation, and/or completion of courses in vocational or technology education;
        • Journeyman's license;
        • Cross-connection certificate;
        • Commonwealth of Virginia backflow certification; and
        • Vocational or technical training in related field.

        Instructions to Applicants:

        For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Plumber II at Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide a resume.

        Posting Open Date: February 26, 2024

        For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 11, 2024

        Open Until Filled?: Yes

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