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The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req17781

Department: Residential Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Plumber position, reporting to the Shop Superintendent, performs professional plumbing maintenance, repairs and related activities in the student dorms. Assignments will include heat, water, gas, drainage, sewage and other plumbing systems. This position requires driving University vehicles and golf carts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspects joints, valves, pumps,
    boilers, heaters, sinks, commodes, tanks, and other plumbing system
    components to locate malfunctions; repair or replace as necessary
  • Operates, including but not limited to, reamers, sewer tapes, snakes and
    other plumbing equipment and hand tools
  • Re-pipe building domestic water
    systems and sewer waste systems
  • Maintains material inventory of
  • Performs periodic planned
    maintenance work as required including but not limited to exercising valves,
    rebuilding fixtures, cleaning drinking fountains and snaking sewers
  • Assembles, installs, repairs and
    maintains heat, fan coil, water, gas, drainage, sewage and other plumbing
    systems per applicable codes
  • Utilizes various documents,
    drawings, specifications and codes to determine proper sequencing of
    repairs and/or installations per applicable codes
  • Performs facility inspections,
    documents work request activity and related requirements
  • Participates in Housing Emergency On-Call Program
  • Tests and repairs Fire Sprinkler systems
  • Tests 5-year annual dry standpipe system
  • Tests and repairs Backflow Assemblies
  • Maintains plumbing material inventory
  • Performs related duties assigned
    or required to meet Housing & Residential Life and University goals
    and objectives

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required
  • Journeyman level position; completion of high school education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship programs, technical training and/or experience.
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to drive University vehicles and golf carts according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.


  • Housing & Residential Life is a security sensitive department and this position requires a finger-print criminal background check  
  • Motor Vehicle Division check

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years of commercial/industrial plumbing experience; OR,
  • Completion of a 4-year federally approved technical training program in plumbing
  • Journeyman Plumber license
  • Professional Plumber experience, including work with boilers, pumps and heaters.
  • Certified backflow tester

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $22.77 - $24.04

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Skilled Crafts & Trades

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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