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Plumber III - Facilities Mgmt_Housing

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
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Plumber III - Facilities Mgmt_Housing


Facilities Mgmt_Housing



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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm.
Occasionally work before/during/after normal operating hours.
Must be able to respond to emergency calls which can include fires, electrical outages, floods, and icy conditions.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $57,000.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To perform Journeyman level skills in the installation, maintenance, remodeling, repair and servicing of plumbing systems and utilities in a mechanical utility distribution system. Responsible for the prompt performance of assigned plumbing and related duties and mechanical maintenance and repair of utility mains. Frequently responsible for supervision of semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, repair, and replace waterlines, air lines, gas lines, sewer lines, sump pumps, sewer injectors, domestic water pumps, water heaters, piping, traps, valves, vents, washbowls, sinks, toilet fixtures, fittings, faucets, drains, special laboratory sinks, drain tables, experimental tables, and associated underground utilities.
  • Unstop clogged lines.
  • Cut and thread steel pipe and solder or braze copper pipe.
  • Connect and maintain hot water units and gas heaters, and check for safety. Complete annual gas line testing and inspections.
  • Perform related duties as assign by the maintenance supervisor or any other superior.
  • Assist with simple estimates of time and materials required for a job.
  • Pick up materials and supplies from vendors.
  • Assist other OFM shops and University departments.
  • Responds to on-call emergencies before/during/after normal hours of operation.
  • This includes but not limited to: fires, electrical outages, floods, icy conditions and any other type of campus emergency.
  • Attends shop staff meetings as required. Attends safety training or meetings.
  • Drive a UTA owned vehicle.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of skilled journeyman-level plumbing.
  • State of Texas Journeyman License required.
  • A valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Ability to effectively executive oral and written communication in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State of Texas Backflow Prevention Tester Certification required.
  • Ability to operate back hoe and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to assess plumbing issues and determine the correct course of corrective action.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer-based work order system.
  • Ability to use acetylene torches, pipe cutters, threaders, wrenches, and other tools common to the plumbing trade.
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license required.
  • Accuracy in all phases of work performed.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and safety procedures (backhoe, skid loader, and jetter) safety precautions are extremely important around high voltage and while working off ladders or scaffolding.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and communicate situations and recommended actions to supervisors.
  • Familiar with automated operation and maintenance computer systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work off ladders, scaffolding, and tops/roofs of buildings.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, bend, stand, sit, kneel, and squat.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements such as biohazards, toxic lab chemicals, poisonous gases dust, dirt, and the need to work in confined spaces or outside in all weather conditions.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of section 51.215 Texas Education Code.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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