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Plumbing Specialist I- Facilities Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Plumbing Specialist I

MR06 – Starting rate dependent on candidate qualifications and experience

The Facilities Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of all campus facilities which includes buildings, grounds, and utility systems. The Plumbing and Heating Services department is responsible for the installation and operations of campus owned piping facilities which includes all utility piping systems and building utilities. The Plumbing & Heating department is also responsible for campus owned domestic water, natural gas and chilled water distribution, sewer and storm water collection.


    The Plumbing Specialist I Performs work on steam distribution from steam plant condensate return back to steam plant throughout all the buildings on campus.The Plumbing Specialist also is responsible for campus owned domestic water, natural gas and chilled water distribution, sewer and storm water collection. The Plumbing Specialist in this position should have the ability to learn and have knowledge of high pressure steam operations including the operation and repair of up to 16" valves, expansion joints, steam traps, steam pressure reducing stations, condensate tanks and pumps, heat converters and steam domestic hot water equipment. Plumbing Specialists work on water systems including operations, installation and repair up to 12" valves, water reducing stations, backflows, vfd pumps for increasing pressure, fire hydrants, sewer lift stations and sewer line repair as well as performs necessary work on gas utility including investigation, repairs and installing industrial gas fired water heaters.

Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills and abilities, licenses and certifications);

    High school education;Valid TN Driver’s LicenseThis position requires a good working knowledge of plumbing work with a minimum of three (3) years in, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training and/or experience.Applicant should have a knowledge of plumbing distribution systems and equipment, controls, piping, skills in use of all equipment and tools relating to plumbing areas of work.The ability to perform under extreme pressure in both a public contact and internal departmental capacity. Ability to perform duties in a highly technical and sometimes hazardous and hectic environment. Ability to solve problems and repair plumbing and piping systems and components and interact with others in an efficient and responsible manner. Skills in Reading blueprints and developing a material list as needed.

Job: Crafts
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Utility Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 18, 2024, 3:15:45 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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